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Scottish Motorway Opening Dates

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This data has been collated from Roads.org.uk (formerly CBRD) Motorway Database pages, and then expanded. Asterisks (*) indicate a temporary terminus near the current junction numbered.

Motorway Month Year Section Notes
M90 8 1964 J1B - J2 Forth Road Bridge Approach
A823(M) 8 1964 Entire motorway
M8 11 1965 J4 - J5 Harthill Bypass
M74 12 1966 J5 - J8 Bothwell to Hamilton
M8 8 1967 J5 - J6 Harthill to Newhouse
M8 3 1968 J26 - J29 Renfrew Bypass
M74 5 1968 J4 - J5 Hamilton to Draffan
M9 8 1968 J4 - J9 Polmont and Falkirk Bypass
M8 1968 J15 - J16 Glasgow Inner Ring Road, Townhead section
M8 9 1969 J3 - J4 Dechmont to Whitburn
M90 12 1969 J2 - J3 Crossgates to Kelty
M90 7 1970 J3 - J5 Cowdenbeath Bypass
M9 11 1970 J1 - J2 Newbridge to Kirkliston (and spur)
M8 12 1970 J29 - J30 Bishopton Bypass Stage I
M8 1970 J19 - J20 Glasgow Inner Ring Road, Kingston Bridge section
M9 4 1971 J10 - J11 Stirling Bypass Stage I
M8 5 1971 J2 - J3 Newbridge to Dechmont
M8 1971 J16 - J17 Glasgow Inner Ring Road, Woodside section
M73 4 1972 J1 - J3 Effectively the entire motorway, which has only had a short extension to meet the new M80
M90 5 1972 J5 - J8 Kinross and Milnathort Bypass
M9 12 1972 J2 - J4 Kirkliston to Lathallan
M8 1972 J18 - J19 Glasgow Inner Ring Road, Charing Cross section
M8 1972 J17 - J18 Glasgow Inner Ring Road, Woodside to Charing Cross
M9 5 1974 J9 - J10 Stirling Bypass Stage II
M80 5 1974 J7 - J9 Haggs to Pirnhall
M8 5 1975 J12 - J15 Monkland Motorway Stage I
M8 11 1975 J30 - J31 Bishopton Bypass Stage II
M898 11 1975 Entire motorway
M90 3 1977 J8 - J8* Arlary to Arngask
M8 10 1977 J20 - J26 Renfrew Motorway
M77 10 1977 J0 - J1 M8 to Dumbreck Road
M90 12 1977 J9 - J10 Muirmont to Craigend
M8 1977c J29A Closed to traffic
M85 5 1978 J10 - J11 Craigend to A90 (Now M90 ) South Perth Bypass.
M90 5 1978 J10 - J12 Craigend to A9 South west Perth Bypass
M8 6 1979 J11 - J12 Monkland Motorway Stage IIa
M876 2 1980 Entire motorway
M8 4 1980 J8 - J9 Ballieston to Glasgow City Boundary
M8 4 1980 J9 - J11 Monkland Motorway Stage IIb
M90 10 1980 J8* - J9 Arngask to Muirmont
M74 10 1986 J8 - J11 Larkhall to Poniel
M74 11 1987 J11 - J12 Poniel to Millbank
M74 11 1991 J12 - J13 Millbank to Nether Abington
M80 6 1992 J0 - J3 Stepps Bypass
A74(M) 8 1992 J14 - J15* Elvanfoot to Paddy's Rickle
A74(M) 12 1992 J21 - J22 Kirkpatrick Fleming to Gretna
A74(M) 11 1993 J13 - J14 Nether Abington to Elvanfoot
M74 4 1994 J2A - J4 Fullarton Road to Maryville (Opened as J1 - J4)
A74(M) 9 1994 J16 - J19 Dinwoodie Green to Ecclefechan
A74(M) 1 1995 J16* - J16 St Ann's to Dinwoodie Green
A74(M) 11 1995 J19 - J21 Ecclefechan to Kirkpatrick Fleming
M8 12 1995 J1 - J2 Edinburgh City Bypass to Newbridge
M77 4 1996 J1 - J3 Dumbreck Road to Glasgow City Boundary
M77 12 1996 J3 - J5 Glasgow City Boundary to Malletsheugh
A74(M) 4 1999 J15* - J16* Paddy's Rickle to St Ann's
M73 1999 J2A New junction added
M77 4 2005 J5 - J8 Malletsheugh to Fenwick
M90 9 2007 J0 - J1 Kirkliston to South Queensferry (Opened as a spur of M9)
M74 6 2011 M74 J1 - J3 Glasgow to Fullarton Road
M80 9 2011 J3 - J7 Stepps to Haggs
M73 9 2011 J3 - J4 Extension to meet new M80 line
M876 2012 J2 East facing sliproads added
M8 9 2013 J4A New, privately funded, junction added
A8(M) 10 2016 Entire Motorway Short connection at Baillieston Interchange
M8 4 2017 J6 - J8 Newhouse to Baillieston
M90 8 2017 J1 - J1B Queensferry Crossing, replacing Forth Road Bridge
M8 2018 J29A Reinstatement of former Southbar Junction, with different sliproad alignments


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