Policy for Roads: England 1978

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Date1978
Owned bySteven
TypePublications (see all artefacts)

Context

This week, on Roads in...

We talk about costs, flexible standards and open decisions. Yes, it's the late 1970s, and with it comes a review and cost cutting. Specifically called out within the wordy parts of the report are the reduction in standards of the M54 from D3M to D2M; A27 between Havant and Chichester no longer being motorway; and even that the M40 was up in the air and might well have been constructed as all-purpose between Oxford and Warwick.

Contents of Note

  • M67 across the Pennines 1977 cancellation referenced
  • M602 Spur to Salford Docks
  • M69/A47 Spur cancelled
  • A604 M1-A1 Link appears
  • Ringway 3 between M4 and M1 still in programme
  • M23 Mitcham - Hooley still in programme
  • M12 South Woodford - Brentwood still in programme
  • A6(M) Stockport, yes, you've guessed it, it's still there.
  • The rather brilliant line M65 M6/M61 - Whitebirk (this section to be all-purpose road). So clearly not M65 then!
  • M15 has become A406
  • A41(M) has become A41
  • M54 Brownhills Extension has become A5