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Network changes - 1990s

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A list of the changes to the road network in Great Britain from 1990 to 1999. Includes road openings and renumberings.

Road Openings

Year Number on opening Location County Notes
1990 A11 Thetford Norfolk Thetford Bypass
1990 A75 Dumfries Dumfriesshire Dumfries Bypass
1990 A9 Dunbeath Caithness Dunbeath Diversion
1990 A9 Dunblane Bypass Perthshire The 3.5 mile dual carriageway was opened on 10 December 1990 by Michael Forsyth, local MP. Contractor Balfour Beattie, cost £18.8 million.
1990 A92 Tipperty to Ellon Aberdeenshire Tipperty to Ellon Dualling and Ellon Bypass later renumbered as A90 in 1994
1990 A94 Forfar - Balnacreich Angus Dualling, later renumbered to A90 in 1994
1990 A94 Strathcaro Angus Strathcaro Junction, later renumberd to A90 in 1994
1990 A94 North Water Bridge - Laurencekirk Kincardineshire Dualling, later renumbered to A90 in 1994
1990 A46 Newark on Trent Lincolnshire Newark Bypass
1990 A34 Hampton Poyle to Oxford Oxfordshire Kidlington Bypass
1990 A43, A421 Bicester to Hampton Poyle Oxfordshire Dualling and Wendlebury Bypass originally as A43 & A421,later renumbered as A34 in 1990s
1990 A124 Barking Essex Barking Nrthern Relief Road
1990 A1020 Royal Albert Way and Royal Docks Road Middlesex • Essex At grade dual carriageway spine road through Docklands and link to A13
1990 A1055 Tottenham Hale - Ponders End Middlesex New single carriageway road opened in mid 1990
1990 A1 Newcastle Western Bypass Northumberland • Durham The 11km dual carriageway scheme was from the A69 Gateshead bypass, over the new Blaydon Bridge crossing the Tyne, before heading north-east to join the existing Seaton Burn and Wide Open Bypass at Gosforth Park to connect to the A1 northwards. Construction had started in 1987, cost was £117m. Blaydon Bridge was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 1 December 1990.
1991 A282 Dartford Kent • Essex Queen Elizabeth II Bridge
1991 A207 Bexleyheath Kent Albion Road western segment was completed and the A207 routed along Albion Road to bypass Bexleyheath Broadway
1991 A7 Dalkeith Midlothian Dalkeith Western Bypass
1991 A16 Louth Lincolnshire Louth Bypass
1991 M40 Wheatley to M42 Oxfordshire • Warwickshire M40 Completion extended from J8 to M42 J3A
1991 A69, A689 Brampton Cumberland Brampton Bypass
1991 A76 Auchenleck to Cumnock Ayrshire Auchenleck & Cumnock Bypass
1991 A96 Inverurie Aberdeenshire Inverurie Bypass
1991 A9 Dunblane Perthshire Dunblane Bypass
1991 A9 Dornoch Firth Bridge Sutherland Opening of Dornoch Firth Bridge bypassing Bonar Bridge
1991 A30 Zelah Cornwall Zelah Bypass
1991 M74 Millbank - Nether Abington Lanarkshire Upgrade of existing A74 dual carriageway to motorway standard from J12 to J13.
1991 A312 Hayes Middlesex New dual carriageway bypass
1992 M80 M8 to Stepps Lanarkshire Extended from M8 to former J3
1992 A12 Harfreys to Middleton Road Norfolk Gorleston Inner Relief Bypass, built in Great Yarmouth
1992 A74(M) Elvanfoot - Paddy's Rickle Lanarkshire Upgrade of existing A74 dual carriageway to motorway standard.
1992 A74(M) Kirkpatrick Fleming - Gretna Dumfriesshire Upgrade of existing A74 dual carriageway to motorway standard from J21 to M6 J45.
1992 A590 Dalton to Barrow Lancashire Dalton & Newbarns Bypass
1992 A16 Ludborough Lincolnshire Ludborough Bypass
1992 A16 Stickford Lincolnshire Stickford Bypass
1992 A77 Bennane Hill Ayrshire Bennane Hill Bypass
1992 A5 Emstrey to Montford Bridge Shropshire Shrewsbury 2nd Bypass
1992 A41/A49 Whitchurch Shropshire Whitchurch Bypass
1992 A47 Narborough Norfolk Narborough Bypass
1992 A47 Easton to Postwick Norfolk Norwich Bypass
1992 A82 Dundonald golf club to Luss Dunbartonshire Luss Bypass
1992 A87 Dornie Ross-shire Dornie Bypass
1993 A11 Stump Cross to Six Mile Bottom Cambridgeshire Dualling
1993 A41 M25 to Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire Kings Langley Bypass
1993 A41 Hemel Hempstead to Tring Hertfordshire Berkhamsted Bypass
1993 A71 Stonehouse Lanarkshire Stonehouse Bypass
1993 A20 Folkestone to Capel Le Ferne Kent Capel Le Ferne Bypass
1993 A737 Linwood to Howwood Renfrewshire Johnstone & Howwood Bypass
1993 A39 Wadebridge Cornwall Wadebridge Bypass
1993 A206 Dartford Kent Dartford Northern Bypass. Old A206 renumbered A2026.
1993 A30 Lauceston to Okehampton Devon Lewdown Bypass
1993 A74(M) Nether Abington - Elvanfoot Lanarkshire Upgrade of existing A74 dual carriageway to motorway standard from J13 to J14.
1993 A1 Brownieside Northumberland Improvement
1993 A1 Cockburnspath Berwickshire Cockburnspath Bypass
1993 A68 Newtown St Boswells Roxburghshire Newtown St Boswells Bypass
1993 A929 Tarbrax - Forfar Angus Dualling, later renumbered to A90 in 1994
1994 M3 Winchester Hampshire Infamous Twyford Down section replacing the former Winchester Bypass.
1994 A39 Falmouth Cornwall Penryn Bypass
1994 A40 Whitland Pembrokeshire Whitland Bypass
1994 A90 Brechin Angus Brechin Bypass Dualling
1994 A52 Ashbourne Derbyshire Ashbourne Bypass
1994 A683 Lancaster Lancashire Phase One of Lancaster & Heysham Bypass. A589 renumbered across River Lune as part of works.
1994 A6010 Manchester Lancashire Alan Turing Way - improvement to Intermediate Ring Road.
1994 M74 Fullarton Road - Maryville, Glasgow Lanarkshire Extension of motorway from the M73 towards Glasgow city centre.
1994 A74(M) Dinwoodie Green - Ecclefechan Dumfriesshire Upgrade of existing A74 dual carriageway to motorway standard from J16 to J19.
1995 A1(M) Walshford - Dishforth Yorkshire Replaced substandard section of A1 which became A168.
1995 A46 Kirkby Muxloe to Syston Leicestershire Leicester Bypass
1995 A5300 Huyton Quarry to A562 Lancashire Knowsley Expressway
1995 A5 Fazeley to Wilnecote Staffordshire Fazeley, Two Gates and Wilnecote Bypass
1995 M4 Briton Ferry Glamorgan Bypass of A48 Neath Diversion, filling in the M4 Gap.
1995 A87 Kyle of Lochalsh to Kyleakin Ross-shire • Inverness-shire Opening of Skye Bridge
1995 A16 Spalding Common to Boston Lincolnshire Spalding & Sutterton Bypass
1995 A17 Leadenham Lincolnshire Leadenham Bypass
1995 A30, A39 Indian Queens to Fraddon Cornwall Indian Queens & Fraddon Bypass
1995 A30 Scorrier to Blackwater Cornwall Blackwater Bypass
1995 A4042 Newport Monmouthshire Brynglas Tunnels and Malpas Road Relief Road. Old A4042 renumbered as an extension of A4051
1995 A74(M) St Ann's - Dinwoodie Green Dumfriesshire Upgrade of existing A74 dual carriageway to motorway standard.
1995 A74(M) Ecclefechan - Kirkpatrick Fleming Dumfriesshire Upgrade of existing A74 dual carriageway to motorway standard from J19 to J21.
1995 M8 Newbridge to City Bypass, Edinburgh Midlothian Extended from J1 to J2
1996 A11 Attleborough to Wymondham Norfolk Wymondham Bypass
1996 A4/A46 Batheaston to Swanswick Somerset Batheaston & Swanswick Bypass
1996 A409 Wealdstone Middlesex George Gange Way realignment in Wealdstone
1996 A2016 Erith Kent Tamesmead and Erith Spine Road (known after opening as Bronze Age Way) opened.
1996 M4 Second Severn Crossing Gloucestershire • Monmouthshire New Severn Crossing.
1996 M49 Avonmouth to M4 Gloucestershire Opened with new M4 Severn Crossing.
1996 A96 Kintore to Blackburn Aberdeenshire Kintore & Blackburn Bypass
1996 M77 Mosspark to Darnley, Glasgow Renfrewshire Stage 1 extended to J3
1996 M77 Darnley to Malletshaugh, Glasgow Renfrewshire Stage 2 extended to J5
1997 A830 Morar Inverness-shire Morar Bypass
1997 A92 Montrose Angus Montrose Town Centre Bypass
1997 A1 Macmerry to Haddington East Lothian A1 Extended
1997 A69 Haltwhistle Northumberland Haltwhistle Bypass
1997 M65 Preston - Blackburn Lancashire Missing link of the M65 bypassing Blackburn.
1998 A698 Kelso Roxburghshire Kelso Bypass
1998 A299 Whitstable – Herne Bay Kent Thanet Way dualling and offline upgrade (A290 to A291). Old A299 through Whitstable and Herne Bay renumbered as A2990.
1998 A1(M) Alconbury - Peterborough Huntingdonshire Replaced substandard section of A1 which became B1043.
1998 A34 Newbury Berkshire Newbury Bypass. Old A34 renumbered A339.
1999 A289 Strood Kent Dual carriageway bypassing Strood. Old A289 downgraded to the B2108.
1999 A12 Wanstead to Hackney Wick (London) Essex M11 Link Road. A11 downgraded to A1199 (Woodford to Leytonstone), declassified (Leytonstone to Stratford) and A118 (Stratford to Bow)
1999 M1 Belle Isle Interchange - Hook Moor Interchange Yorkshire M1-A1 Link connecting M1 to A1 in Yorkshire opened on 4 February 1999. The official opening was by John Prescott, MP, on 12 February 1999. Original M1 into Leeds renumbered as M621.
1999 A1(M) Micklefield - Bramham Yorkshire Terminus of motorway was arbitary where DBFO contract ended.
1999 A1 Spott Road to Oswald Dean East Lothian Dualling
1999 A35 Puddletown to Tolpuddle Dorset Puddletown & Tolpuddle Bypass
1999 A74(M) Paddy's Rickle - St Ann's Dumfriesshire Completion of A74(M) between Abington and Gretna.

Other changes in 1990s

Network changes - 1990s
Historical Information
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