Network changes - 1940s

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A list of the changes to the road network in Great Britain from 1940 - 1949. Includes road openings and renumberings.

Road Openings

Year Number on opening Location Traditional County Notes
1940 A33 Winchester Bypass Hampshire Opened 1st February 1940
1940 A560 Merseyway, Stockport Lancashire
Cheshire
River Mersey culverted and dual carriageway built on top. Now a shopping precinct - A560 rerouted along Great Egerton Street 1966
1941 A49 Church Stretton Bypass Shropshire Briefly opened in June 1941, but closed to allow parking for wartime military vehicles
1942 A141 Warboys Bypass Huntingdonshire
1946 A46 Caistor Bypass Lincolnshire

Other changes in 1940s

  • A3055 diverted between Freshwater and Chale, Isle of Wight to run along the coastal Military Road. The former inland route via Brighstone and Shorwell became the B3399. (N.B. the B3401 was not created at the same time - it does not appear on OS maps dated 1945 & 1946.)



Network changes - 1940s
Historical Information
1922 Road Lists Class IZone 1 • Zone 2 • Zone 3 • Zone 4 • Zone 5 • Zone 6 • Zone 7 • Zone 8 • Zone 9 • Northern Ireland
1922 Road Lists Class IIZone 1 • Zone 2 • Zone 3 • Zone 4 • Zone 5 • Zone 6 • Zone 7 • Zone 8 • Zone 9 • Northern Ireland
1935 Road numbering revisionZone 1 • Zone 2 • Zone 3 • Zone 4 • Zone 5 • Zone 6 • Zone 7 • Zone 8 • Zone 9
Mass renumbering schemes1922 Draft Road Lists • 1924 A1 Renumbering • 1920s South Buckinghamshire Renumbering • 1933 A30 Renumbering • 1933 Scotland Renumbering Proposals • 1934 A82 Renumbering • Tyneside Renumberings • Motorway linked Renumberings • Republic of Ireland T and L roads
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