Take a nostalgic look back in time as we delve into the past of the road network. This section looks at how things were and how roads came to be what they are today.
: That Rather Weird Motorway
The short but famous motorway that was unique and bizarre at the same time.
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The Birth of Motorway One
An in-depth account of the history of the UK's first long-distance motorway, including the standards and specifications introduced for the scheme.
Salt 'n' Pepper
A look at the history of the Tinsley Viaduct and its famous former neighbours.
M10 : The Short Spur With a Long
The little motorway that was to play a vital part in the opening of the country's first long-distance motorway.
The Road to
Loved and hated in equal measure, this is the motorway that is perhaps the most notorious road in the country.
Preston Bypass : The Dawn of the Motorway Era
It was to be the country's first piece of motorway, but getting it built was no easy task.
An insight into the life of the man honoured with the title of "Pioneer of the Motorway Network" who oversaw construction of the Preston Bypass.