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Unbuilt Road Schemes

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Planned Schemes

These schemes are still planned for construction in the near future.

Road Name First Planned Date Expected
M4 Newport Southern Bypass
M6 Toll Link to M54
A535 Poynton Bypass


Cancelled Schemes

These schemes have been cancelled and are unlikely to see construction in the near future.

Road Name First Planned Date Cancelled Notes
M4 Chippenham Spur Pathetic Motorways
M42 Lydiate Ash link More information on Pathetic Motorways
M42 Northern extension A watered down version was later built as the A42. More information on Pathetic Motorways
M53 M53 Southern Extension By 1966 After 1976 M531 route used instead. Further information on Pathetic Motorways
M64 Stoke - Derby motorway An upgraded A50 now serves this purpose
M6 Toll Extension to Knutsford Planned to run parallel to the M6 as far as Knutsford
A2(M) Dover Radial More information on Pathetic Motorways
A4
A36
Bath Tunnel
A5 Corwen Bypass
A5 Dunstable Eastern Bypass
A6 Disley and High Lane Bypass 1970s 26th November 1996
A6 Bakewell Bypass Very little information is known
A6 Kegworth Bypass
A6(M) Stockport North-South Bypass (eastern route) Pathetic Motorways
A6(M) Stockport North-South Bypass (western route) Pathetic Motorways
A27 Arundel Bypass
A48(M) Llantrisant Radial More information on Pathetic Motorways
A49 Hereford Bypass
A38 Tewkesbury Northern Bypass Would complete the existing southern half of the bypass.
A38 Bodmin - Liskeard Improvement Would have followed the line of the A390 for much of its length
A30 St Erth - Newtown
A30 Monkton Bypass
A30 Coker Bypass
A30 Sherborne Causeway Improvement
A30
A36
Sailsbury Bypass
A35 Bridport Bypass
A35 Chideock and Morcombelake Bypass
A35 Honiton Eastern Bypass
A40 Gloucester - Ross Improvement Would have followed the B4215 and B4221 corridor to connect with the M50 at junction 3
A40 Llandovery Bypass
A40 Gilwen - Glanrwyney Link Road Would have enabled A40 traffic to bypass Abergavenny via the A465
A45 Weedon, Flore & Upper Heyford Bypass
A45 Kislingbury Valley Way
A49 Wooferton Bypass
A59(M) Omskirk Bypass More information on Pathetic Motorways]
A61(M) Sheffield Urban Motorway Link Pathetic Motorways
A82 Caol Link Road
A303 Stonehenge and Winterborne Stoke Bypass
A303 Wylye to Stockton Wood Improvement
A303 Chicklade Bottom to Mere Improvement
A435 Kings Heath Bypass
A435 Studley Bypass
A441 Bordsley Bypass
A451 Stourport Road Bypass A bypass of the Folley Park area of Kidderminster connecting with the Kidderminster and Bewdley Bypass
A451 Kidderminster Western Ring Road The unbuilt western side of the ring road
A452 Balsall Common Bypass
A456
A449
Kidderminster and Bewdley Bypass
A456 Hagley and Blakedown Bypass
A465 Pontrilas Diversion
A483
A489
Newtown Bypass
A483 Pant and Llanymynech Bypass 1972 On Hold
A483 Welshpool Inner Bypass An outer bypass was later constructed instead
A483 Brynsadwrn realignment
A483 Cynghordy Bypass
A505 Dunstable Northern Bypass
A556(M) M6 to M56 link Now being constructed as an all purpose bypass. More information on Pathetic Motorways
A610 Codnor Bypass
A628 Mottram and Tintwistle Bypass
A3400
(ex A34)
Hockley Heath Bypass
A4141
(ex A41)
Knowle Bypass 2011
A Ring
Blackpole - Whittington Motorway Part of the motorway plans for Worcester
Central Area Distributor Road Loop in Northampton
Central Motorway East Bypass Pathetic Motorways
Central Motorway West Pathetic Motorways
Central Spine Motorway Part of the motorway plans for Worcester
City Centre Road Loop in Manchester
Derby Urban Motorway
Droitwich - Leicester Motorway Suggested numbers were M4 or M46.
East-West Underground Motorway Pathetic Motorways
Eastern Link Road Link road in Aylesbury
Eastern Motorway (Portsmouth)
Esher Link Road
Euroroute Alternative channel crossing.
Flockton Link M1 to M62 link road. Pathetic Motorways
Friars Goose Crossing Pathetic Motorways
Glen Feshie Road Wades Roads
Glen Lednock Road Wades Roads
Greater Manchester Western Relief Road 1989 1993 M56 to M62 link. Pathetic Motorways
Hamilton - Cumbernauld Motorway roads.org.uk
Heeley Bypass 1960s 1980s Sheffield
Hook Road 1960s 1972 Cardiff
Leeds North East Urban Motorway
Liverpool Inner Motorway CBRD
Western Orbital More information on Pathetic Motorways


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