, 53°47′31″N 1°25′35″W / 53.79198°N 1.42646°W / 53.79198; -1.42646 (M1, Junction 46), Motorway in central England connecting London and Leeds, This article is about the M1 motorway in England. Forgotten your password? Bryn Buck explores what's left when an elevated road suddenly goes away. The motorway is 193 miles (311 km) long and was constructed in four phases. Looking north towards junction 37 on one of the few stretches that remains 3 lanes, as was originally built. Its first section ran from St Albans to Rugby and opened in December 1959.  A 50 mph limit, enforced by average speed cameras, was imposed for the period of construction, but it proved to be so effective that a permanent variable mandatory speed limit system was installed. We've been forced to remove features such as traffic flow, road closures etc due to Google's new extortionate pricing.So that we can bring them back to you, and to gauge interest.
These flyovers connecting from the A1 were originally both for northbound traffic: the left one as the on-ramp to the M1, the right one going over the A1/A41 junction beneath to rejoin the A1 northbound. In 1972, an extension of the M1 was opened into central Leeds as the Leeds South Eastern Motorway, where it met the Leeds South Western Motorway (M621) coming north-east from the M62 at Junction 3.
There had been plans before the Second World War for a motorway network in the United Kingdom. Original text, photographs and graphics © 2001-2020 Chris Marshall, except where stated. Opened just a year later, and initially covering 60 miles, the M1 was the first long distance motorway in the UK. There had been plans before the Second World War for a motorway network in the United Kingdom. The plans are to be implemented before October 2020 and the trial period is expected to last from 12 to 15 months. This is the story of one man at Oxfordshire County Council who pre-empted the development of modern road signs - much to the annoyance of the men from the Ministry. The M1 is Britain's first full-length motorway and possibly its most iconic. Fill in your details manually. is a limited company (05798215). This website contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0. An 18-mile (29 km) stretch of the motorway was closed entirely on the morning of 11 December 2005, following, In June 2007, the section of M1 between Junctions 32 and 36 was closed for a number of days after the, Part of the motorway close to Tinsley Viaduct was closed to allow safe demolition of the. Simply type your key search words at the top of the right column and click "search". Reported in the Street lighting category anonymously at 16:49, Saturday 19 September 2020, Sent to Highways England less than a minute later. The M1 was officially inaugurated from Slip End (close to Luton), celebrated by a large concrete slab on the bridge next to the village, with inscription "London-Yorkshire Motorway – This slab was sealed by the Rt Hon Harold Watkinson M.P. A roads: A1 • A2 • A3 • A4 • A5 • A6 • A7 • A8 • A9 • A10 • A11 • A12 • A13 • A14 • A15 • A16 • A17 • A18 • A19 • A20 • A21 • A22 • A23 • A24 • A25 • A26 • A27 • A28 • A29 A30 • A31 • A32 • A33 • A34 • A35 • A36 • A37 • A38 • A39 • A40 • A41 • A43 • A44 • A45 • A46 • A47 • A48 • A49 • A50 • A51 • A52 • A53 • A54 • A55 • A56 • A57 • A58 • A59 A60 • A61 • A62 • A63 • A64 • A65 • A66 • A68 • A69 • A70 • A71 • A72 • A73 • A74 • A75 • A76 • A77 • A78 • A79 • A80 • A81 • A82 • A83 • A84 • A85 • A86 • A87 • A88 • A89 A90 & M90 • A91 • A92 • A205 • A303 • A404 • A406 • A483, SABRE - The Society for All British and Irish Road EnthusiastsHome - Discuss - Digest - Discover - Help, Major Road Ahead - Progress on the M1 Motorway (December 1958), https://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=M1/Named_Junctions&oldid=619555, Pages using DynamicPageList parser function, The original southern end.