This website contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0. Stretching from London to the north, the M1 is Britain's first full-length motorway and possibly its most iconic. Thorpe Hesley Junction 35 A629: SK369956: Standard roundabout interchange, M1 going under, often also referred to as both Chapeltown and Rotherham North, site also of a possible future service area at the south eastern corner. The M1 is one of the busiest motorways in the UK, and includes junctions that experience a build-up of traffic. See this location on SABRE Maps See this location on Google Maps. Advertise to millions of motorists, holidaymakers and commuters.
On 6 September 1997, large sections of the northbound carriageway were closed between London and. The widening or replacement of eleven underbridges on one or both carriageways, and replacing seven overbridges at a cost of £294 million. When you confirm, your password will be updated.
Its first section ran from St Albans to Rugby and opened in December 1959. The Highways Agency detrunked the A5 through Dunstable when the A5-M1 Link opened to the public in May 2017. Find motorway services and alternatives to motorway services off the M1. The northbound slip road from the A1 is now partially used as the entrance way to a retail park and was once carried by bridge, but no longer reaches the northbound carriageway, because it is cut off by the motorway continuing south. The M10 spur motorway connected the M1 to the North Orbital Road (A405/A414, a precursor of the M25) where it also met the A5 (now renumbered here as the A5183) and, 2 miles (3.2 km) to the east via the A414, the A6, which subsequently became part of the M25. The M1 is Britain's first full-length motorway and possibly its most iconic. 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. Lanes Closed: All lanes are closed. Work began on the 10-mile (16 km) section between the M25 and Luton (Junctions 6A and 10) in 2006 and opened in 2009, which included the construction of new parallel collector-distributor lanes between Junctions 7 and 8. – Minister of Transport – Inauguration Day – 24th March 1958". The first stage, opened in 1966, took the motorway south-east, parallel to the A41, to meet the A5 at junction 4 south of Elstree. There were plans to route the M1 from just south of Junction 42, where it interchanges with the M62, round the west of Leeds to the A1 at Dishforth. Eight people were killed and three severely injured.
, Work to widen the 15-mile (24 km) section from Nottingham to Mansfield (J25-J28) to four lanes each way began in January 2008 and was completed in 2010, at a cost of £340 million.
 Widening was scaled back to the Junctions 6A to 10 scheme that was already in progress, and from Nottingham and Mansfield (Junctions 25–28), and hard shoulder running was to be used for other sections. See 9 photos and 1 tip from 80 visitors to M1 Junction 5.
No account? Schedule : From 22:00 on 10 November 2020 to 05:00 on 11 November 2020. Unrealised plans from the 1960s would have seen the motorway continue through the junction on an elevated roadway to end at West Hampstead, where it would have met the North Cross Route, the northern section of the London Motorway Box, a proposed ring of urban motorway around the central area.
It is a trading subsidiary of Reported in the Street lighting category anonymously at 16:49, Saturday 19 September 2020, Sent to Highways England less than a minute later. It was relocated, during widening works in 2007–08, to the eastern side of junction 10.
 But as more and more of the motorway is upgraded to Smart Motorway status, carriageway lighting columns are increasingly being completely removed, save for, An increasing official interest in secondary safety was evident in an announcement in March 1973 that work would begin shortly on erecting "tensioned safety barriers" along the central reservation of a 34-mile (55 km) section of the M1 between Kegworth (J24) and Barlborough (J30).. SocietyWorks Hybrid three level stacked roundabout, with the roundabout at the top level.
Most junctions on the M1 have names as well as junction numbers, these names sometimes come from the construction name, some are more popular names developed after the motorway opened. Your donations keep this site and others like it running, Built by
It remains one of the most important, forming the main road north from London, serving the industrial East Midlands and the most populous areas of Yorkshire before handing the north-south baton to the A1(M) near Leeds. Or sign in with password to prefill this information. 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. It was part of the M6, but only eight miles long. What sound at first like a pair of forgotten country lanes turn out to have had a major part to play in the history of Scotland's roads.
Almost the entire length of the N1 has been upgraded to motorway standard and is designated the M1 motorway. The layout of the Staples Corner junction was originally built in accordance with those plans, although most of the London Ringways Plan had been cancelled by 1973. It also provided a link to London Luton Airport for those regions, and its proximity to the site of the Milton Keynes new town (designated in 1967) meant that it was soon providing a vital transport link to another major area. The first section of motorway was the Preston Bypass in Lancashire, now part of the M6 motorway, which opened in 1958. The motorway is 193 miles (311 km) long and was constructed in four phases. Junction 6a. Junction 43 is a little confusing, as it seems to be on the old M1 into Leeds – what is now the M621. mySociety, Powered by  Sections to be illuminated included the M1 between Junctions 3 and 14, and between Junctions 16 and 24. There is no junction 3 – full story here. There had been plans before the Second World War for a motorway network in the United Kingdom. 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. This page was last edited on 2 November 2020, at 17:22.
The following traffic incidents and congestion for M1 have been reported by Highways England, Traffic Scotland, Traffic Wales or Transport for London (TfL) in the last two hours: There are no current incidents in this location. With thanks to Clive Jones, John Morgan, Robert Sprigge, Moogal, Duncan Childs, Ian Hooper, Lewis, Phil Reynolds, Paul Berry and Nick for information on this page. Get in touch with us or stay up to date with our latest news and updates. The drivers of the lorries were charged with dangerous driving, with one also charged with drunk driving. Hey presto you have te latest traffic news for the M1 motorway. At the time it was stunning - the idea of a road on which you could maintain breakneck speeds (and with no speed limit), that gave you three full traffic lanes for fifty miles or more, that had flyovers and bridges to get all cross-traffic and other obstructions out of the way - well, it was unbelievable. It is also one of the most important, forming the main road north from London, serving the industrial East Midlands and the most populous areas of Yorkshire before handing the north-south baton to the A1(M) near Leeds. Liverpool's Churchill Way flyovers were demolished earlier this year.
The Hertfordshire section of the A1 (M) goes from Potters Bar in Outer London to Stotfold (a few miles north of Letchworth,in Hertfordshire). Image Name Classified Road(s) Grid Reference More Info Map Staples Corner Junction 1 A5 / A406: TQ227873: SABRE • Google • geo. Sticklers will point out that the Preston Bypass was the first motorway, and they're right. The M1 motorway connects London to Leeds, where it joins the A1(M) near Aberford, to connect to Newcastle. Status: Currently Active. This section of the M1 broadly follows the route of the A5 north-west.