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Milton Keynes

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Milton Keynes
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County
Buckinghamshire
Highway Authority
Milton Keynes
Forward Destination on
M1, A5, A421, A508, A509, A4146
Next Primary Destinations
Aylesbury • Banbury • Bedford • Dunstable • Hinckley • Luton • Northampton • Wellingborough
Places related to the M1
Leicester • Luton • Rotherham • Wakefield • Leeds • Barnsley • Sheffield • Watford • London • Northampton • Rugby • Chesterfield • Dewsbury • Lutterworth • Pudsey • DIRFT • Central London
Places related to the A5
Places related to the A421
Places related to the A508
Places related to the A509
This article is about the town and Primary Destination.
For the Highway Authority, see Milton Keynes Council
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Milton Keynes is a large town in central England. It is unique in a road sense in that it is the only settlement in the country to possess a numbering system of its own that is actually signposted.

History

What is now currently Milton Keynes has been built up in the area roughly between what was the A5, B557, A50 and A422. Construction of the New Town began around 1968, with an initial phase planned to be complete by the late 1970s, though work around what is now Central Milton Keynes carried on well into the 1980s.

Most of the original roads in the area are still accessible and driveable, albeit not necessarily from end to end. The notable exceptions are the former B488, now partly unclassified and partly replaced by Willen Lake, and the local road from Loughton to Bradwell via Bradwell Common, which has been obliterated by putting Central Milton Keynes on top of it.

Navigation

The grid system of major roads consists of H (for Horizontal) and V (for Vertical) roads, with numbers increasing as you head south east. Roundabouts all have names.

Routes

Route To Notes

M1

The NORTH, Northampton

M1

Luton, London

A5

Dunstable

A5

Hinckley

A421

(M1), Bedford

A421

Buckingham

A508

Northampton

A509

(M1), Wellingborough, Newport Pagnell

A4146

Aylesbury Aylesbury is reached via the A418

E13

The NORTH, Northampton unsigned, follows M1

E13

Luton, London unsigned, follows M1

A422

Newport Pagnell, Bedford

A422

Buckingham

A507

Ampthill

A5130

Woburn

B526

Gayhurst

B4034

Bletchley

A50

Northampton now A509 and B526

A50

Dunstable now A5130 and A4012

A506

Northampton was renumbered A50 before the New Town was built

A506

Dunstable was renumbered A50 before the New Town was built

B488

Newport Pagnell now roughly A4146

B557

Woburn Sands from Fenny Stratford to Bedford - now roughly the route of the A421

B4033

Winslow from Stony Stratford




Milton Keynes
Sections
Junctions
Portway Roundabout (Milton Keynes) • Broughton Interchange (Milton Keynes) • Kelly's Kitchen Roundabout • Abbey Hill Roundabout • Redmoor Roundabout • Caldecotte Interchange • Belvedere Roundabout • Bleak Hall Roundabout • Brinklow Roundabout • Kingston Roundabout • Northfield Roundabout • Tickford Roundabout • Coffee Hall Roundabout • Marina Roundabout • Tattenhoe Roundabout • Netherfield Roundabout • Simpson Roundabout • Denbigh Roundabout • Roman Roundabout • Ashland Roundabout • Old Stratford Roundabout • Hospital Roundabout (Milton Keynes) • Fen Farm Roundabout • Kents Hill Roundabout • Elfield Park Roundabout • Emerson Roundabout • Windmill Hill Roundabout • Bottledump Roundabout • Redbridge Roundabout (Milton Keynes) • Brownswood Roundabout • Fox Milne Roundabout • Eagle Farm Roundabout
Crossings
Roads
Holyhead Road • Watling Street • A506 (Hockliffe - Northampton) • E31 (via Carlisle) • E33 (London - Glasgow) • C141 (Milton Keynes) • C150 (Milton Keynes) • V1 (Milton Keynes) • C151 (Milton Keynes) • V2 (Milton Keynes) • V3 (Milton Keynes) • V4 (Milton Keynes) • V5 (Milton Keynes) • V6 (Milton Keynes) • V7 (Milton Keynes) • V8 (Milton Keynes) • V9 (Milton Keynes) • V10 (Milton Keynes) • V11 (Milton Keynes) • V12 (Milton Keynes) • C143 (Milton Keynes) • C145 (Milton Keynes) • C146 (Milton Keynes) • C154 (Milton Keynes) • C157 (Milton Keynes) • C159 (Milton Keynes) • C140 (Milton Keynes) • C162 (Milton Keynes) • C181 (Milton Keynes) • C179 (Milton Keynes) • C132 (Milton Keynes) • C131 (Milton Keynes) • C130 (Milton Keynes) • C5 (Milton Keynes) • C9 (Milton Keynes) • C13 (Milton Keynes) • C24 (Milton Keynes) • C41 (Milton Keynes) • NCN51 • A5 • A50 • H9 (Milton Keynes) • A508 • H1 (Milton Keynes) • B4033 • B4034 • C152 (Milton Keynes) • C158 (Milton Keynes) • H3 (Milton Keynes) • H2 (Milton Keynes) • H5 (Milton Keynes) • C147 (Milton Keynes) • H6 (Milton Keynes) • H4 (Milton Keynes) • A4146 • H7 (Milton Keynes) • H10 (Milton Keynes) • H8 (Milton Keynes) • M1 • C142 (Milton Keynes) • C144 (Milton Keynes) • C149 (Milton Keynes) • C129 (Milton Keynes) • C156 (Milton Keynes) • C155 (Milton Keynes) • C160 (Milton Keynes) • A422 • B488 • A421 • E13 • B526 • A5130 • B557 • A509 • T11 (Britain)
Miscellaneous
Related Pictures
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Dansteed Way, Crownhill, Milton Keynes (C) Adrian Cable - Geograph - 3184927.jpgUp the hill (C) Malcolm Campbell - Geograph - 2741053.jpgThe bend before snowfall (C) Malcolm Campbell - Geograph - 1151454.jpgStanding Way approaching Trafalgar... (C) John Firth - Geograph - 3675907.jpgGroveway - Netherfield (C) Sebastian Ballard - Geograph - 2669847.jpg
Places in Berks, Bucks, Oxon and Hants
Major DestinationsBournemouth • Milton Keynes • Oxford • Portsmouth • Reading • Southampton • Winchester
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