Lost

M16

M16 Ringway 3

One of London's Ringways, now just an anonymous bit of road

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M32

M32 Malahide Road

Ireland's very own lost secretive motorway, just north of Dublin.

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M52

M52 South Lancashire Motorway

Liverpool to Manchester, the properly numbered way!

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M62

M62 Stretford - Eccles Bypass

The original and the best!

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M63

M63 Manchester South Orbital Motorway

The most famous "lost" motorway of all?

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M64

M64 Eccles Bypass

Bypassing Eccles, Lancashire

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M65

M65 Gildersome - Leeds Motorway

Nothing to do with Preston, Blackburn or any other Lancashire town. This is Yorkshire's first attempt...

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M68

M68 Middleton Link

A teeny tiny motorway in Lancashire

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M85

M85 Friarton Bridge

Perth's one-time eastern bypass.

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M531

M531 Ellesmere Port Bypass

The only motorway to have started life as an unclassified road.

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A1(M)

A1(M) Central Motorway East

The original flavour of Newcastle-upon-Tyne's Central Motorway East

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A2(M) Medway Motorway

A2(M) Medway Motorway

The motorway murdered by the Daily Telegraph!

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A4(M)

A4(M) Maidenhead Bypass

A bypass of Maidenhead, Berkshire that includes a small field trip...

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A5(M)

A5(M) Wellington Bypass

Shropshire's ethereal bypass

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A8(M)

A8(M) Renfrew Bypass

The small Scottish town of Renfrew once had its very own motorway.

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A20(M)

A20(M) Maidstone Bypass

Maidstone, Kent's original motorway bypass

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A40(M) High Wycombe Bypass

A40(M) High Wycombe Bypass

The almost-but-not-quite motorway

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A48(M) Morriston Bypass

A48(M) Morriston Bypass

Swansea's lost and forgotten motorway

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A48(M) Port Talbot Bypass

A48(M) Port Talbot Bypass

One of Wales's first motorways, now just a part of the M4.

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A50

A50 London - Yorkshire Motorway

There's a much, much more famous number for this motorway...

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A423(M)

A423(M) Maidenhead Bypass

The third renumber out of four for the Maidenhead Bypass!

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A446(M)

A423(M) Maidenhead Bypass

The Northern Relief Road - now with added catchy title...

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A638(M)

A638(M) Bradford South Radial Motorway

Bradford's rarely-heard lost motorway

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A6127(M)

A6127(M) Central Motorway East

Newcastle-upon-Tyne's confused motorway.

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about

pathetic (adj)

1. informal showing no skill, effort, or bravery
2. sad and weak

motorway (noun)

a long, wide road, usually used by traffic travelling fast over long distances

 

Last update:
1 July 2014
A8(M) Renfrew Bypass updated