Suggestions for new motorway routes - daveyjp
As an aside form the Secrret Life of the Motorway thread I was thinking where new motorways should be built for the economic benefit of the Country.

Two for starters.

A link from somewhere around Leeds/Bradford north west to the M6 to allow better access to north Lancs, Cumbria and Scotland. HGV drivers must spend hours queuing on the M62 around the Manchester conurbation to access the M61 then M6. You actually travel south from Leeds to Manchester before going north again. IIRC it was planned for during the 1960s but never happened.

A second would be a cross Pennine route from Sheffield to Manchester - conversion of the old Woodhead railway line has been mooted, but will this ever happen?

Anymore?
Suggestions for new motorway routes - Zippy123
South coast Dover to Brighton, save all those lorries going up to the M25 then down the M3 to get to Southamton.

Suggestions for new motorway routes - jc2
Suggestions for new motorway routes - local yokel
Upgrade the A34 in Oxon/Berks/Hampshire to full M-way status with three lanes from the M40 to the M3.
Suggestions for new motorway routes - Civic8
Across London would be good, preferably a flyover or two across the whole city north/south east /west also another M25 further out of town to take the load off of the M25.

3rd river crossing also would help (I suspect a few back-roomers will be against that idea but you have to move on) or get stuck in jams ;)
Suggestions for new motorway routes - AdrianM
"South coast Dover to Brighton"..

....don't stop there. The stretch between Portsmouth and Brighton is a nightmare.....extend the M27 all the way along the south coast.
Suggestions for new motorway routes - valhalla
As a hgv driver (shall i start hiding from you lot now? haha), Two area`s in urgent need of motorways are from the midlands out to east anglia, and as already posted.. the south coast.
Its fun pulling 44 tonnes along the a259 through rye out to dover..
Suggestions for new motorway routes - local yokel
Turn the S Circular from a collection of streets into a something more like the N Circular.
Suggestions for new motorway routes - Ruperts Trooper
The A14 Catthorpe - Harwich route was planned as a motorway when the network was first mapped but dropped for many decades until being built as the A14. The section between the A1/A1(M) and M11, around Huntingdon is currently under consideration for upgrading.

The M5/M6 still needs a western relief motorway.

The A5 route west of the M54, up to North Wales, would remove a lot of traffic round Chester if it was a motorway standard.
Suggestions for new motorway routes - PoloGirl
Stick an extra lane on the M6 and M5, turn the A34 into the M34 and extend the M3 all the way to where the A303 meets the M5 at Taunton (?). Heaven!

Suggestions for new motorway routes - Zippy123
>Its fun pulling 44 tonnes along the A259 through Rye out to Dover..

If you get that far west, the hairpin bend at Winchelsea must be a 'mare?

Can't figure out whether the last bit is some sort of "modern speak" !! - PU
Don't worry PU, the youngster fixed it. PG (Down with the kids ;-) )
Suggestions for new motorway routes - Hamsafar
The best roads IMHO are in Iran, look on google earth at "Azadegan Aquapark, tehran"
Zoom out until you see the beautiful intersections and multi lane highways, then follow them.
Suggestions for new motorway routes - valhalla
It is a bit "interesting" zippy. I collect a load fairly regularly from St Leonards on sea for Belgium and its the quickest way to the ports.
Which is why i still believe the south coast is in need of at least a dual carriageway(it will never happen though-too many expensive houses down there)
Suggestions for new motorway routes - ukbeefy
The programme got me thinking whether we will ever take large scale decisions in this country to build any more major motorway type roads other than in areas of the country desperate for regeneration (not so many left and the houses cost £90k and not 10k these days even in them).

the programme ultimately made me realise how if people had behaved as per Twyford Down in relation to the past building of railways/motorways nothing would have got built. We'd still have turnpikes...

Sometimes the end does justify the means.

Suggestions for new motorway routes - Galaxy
Build the M13 in parallel with the A13 to carry all the extra traffic that the new A130 as put onto this road, including much which would have previously used the M25/ A12 to get to Felixstowe and Harwich.

I don't think the designation of M13 has been used in the UK for a motorway yet, but, if it has, just call it something else.

Suggestions for new motorway routes - Soupytwist
Galaxy
Do you mean that there is now a lot of traffic going east on the A13 (to the Benfleet area) and then using the A130 north to the A12 and then onwards to the ports?

I often go A131, A12, A130, A13 to get to the Dartford crossing from Braintree rather than going down the A12 all the way to the M25.
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Soupytwist !
Suggestions for new motorway routes - rtj70
"A second would be a cross Pennine route from Sheffield to Manchester - conversion of the old Woodhead railway line has been mooted, but will this ever happen?"

I read that the M67 was just such a road... if completed. Link was via a thread on here as well. So now unlikely to happen. But:

- M67 at the Denton roundabout was meant to carry on over the junction with M60
- Missing bits of the flyover in the city centre (off/on ramps never built)
- M67 at the other end was never meant to end at the roundabout

So this was planned probably and now we all suffer.
Suggestions for new motorway routes - Round The Bend
Motorway from Newmarket A11/A14 junction to Norwich. Suffolk and Norfolk do not have a single yard of Mway at the moment .......... the A11 is still single carriageway for 10 miles!
Suggestions for new motorway routes - cheddar
M303 is not a bad idea though it would lose a lot of character, could justify the tunnel under Stonehenge.

Also agree M27 to Brighton.

Also London to Norwich.

And perhaps Swindon, Oxford, Northhampton.
Suggestions for new motorway routes - NowWheels
I read that the M67 was just such a road... if completed. Link was via
a thread on here as well. So now unlikely to happen. But:


see pathetic.org.uk/unbuilt/m67_manchester_to_sheffiel.../
Suggestions for new motorway routes - drbe
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see pathetic.org.uk/unbuilt/m67_manchester_to_sheffiel.../

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I live/work/drive nowhere near there, so it wouldn't have affected me one way or the other - but fascinating all the same!
Suggestions for new motorway routes - Bill Payer
A link from somewhere around Leeds/Bradford north west to the M6 to allow better access
to north Lancs Cumbria and Scotland.

From the north side of Bradford then across to the M65 makes a lot more sense (the newish Bingley bypass helps a lot too). There are still a couple of bottlenecks, but it's not a bad route outside of rush-hour.
Suggestions for new motorway routes - Mapmaker
Agree with a motorway along the south coast - Taunton to Dover, I think.

Then another one Dover to Nottingham via Huntingdon with an extra river crossing east of Dartford.

Upgrade the A1 where it isn't 4-lanes, the A697/A68 - ridiculous not to have dual carraigeway between Sheffield and Edinburgh, the entire A14 (although my proposed Dover/Huntingdon/Nottingham motorway would help with the western side), A9, the A66 Scotch corner to Brough. A11/A12/A13 - can't remember which it is, from the East end to Norwich via Ipswich.

And then a second ringroad for London.

Then a motorway that runs north-south through Wales.

Following this, the whole country will be under tarmac, and there will be nowhere to live! ;)
 

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