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Britain's 246,000 miles of motorways are used for the majority of long-distance journeys by both commercial and private vehicles. Our motorways join many inter-urban primary destinations and large cities in England, Scotland and Wales.

The first motorway, the Preston Bypass (now part of the M6) was opened to traffic in 1958, and heralded the start of Britain's love of motoring. Journeys that were often unthinkable suddenly became easier, and people were able to explore more of the Great British isles and commute further to work.

Unfortunately this also meant that as more motorists bought vehicles, motorways and roads were becoming increasingly busy, and rush-hour motorway traffic jams are now commonplace for motorists.

Stay one step ahead of the motorway traffic by planning your journey in advance. Click on one of the motorways below to view current incidents, traffic news, delays, roadworks and travel updates.

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Some A-Roads have been upgraded and improved so that they have become the same standard as motorways. These sections of road have kept their number, but have now been suffixed with the letter (M), for example the A1(M), the A64(M) and the A635(M). In some cases this designation has been used by the Highways Agency to indicate motorway bypasses of an existing road.





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