M18 motorway (Great Britain)
|Part of E13|
|Length:||26.5 mi (42.6 km)|
|Existed:||1967 – present|
|Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Leeds|
The M18 runs in a north east/south west direction from junction 32 of the M1 motorway to junction 35 of the M62 motorway. It passes east of Rotherham, southeast of Doncaster and Armthorpe, and west of Thorne. It meets the A1(M) at junction 2 (A1(M) junction 35)--known as the Wadworth Interchange—and the M180 motorway at junction 5. Access to Doncaster is provided from junctions 3 (A6182) and 4 (A630)
Much of the M18 is a two lane dual carriageway, and carries relatively low volumes of traffic. However, the section linking the M1 and A1(M) is much busier and has three lanes in each direction. It then passes over the Wadworth Viaduct. To the north it then crosses the East Coast Main Line, and until its closure and the dismantling of the pit head gear, a large colliery could be seen to the south at Rossington.
Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme
The Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme (FARRRS) is a new road scheme which will run from the M18 at Junction 3 to Robin Hood Airport, improving access primarily to the Airport but also to Rossington and the new Doncaster iPort. Work started in 2013 and the road is due to become operational in 2016.
The road will run, at first as a dual carriageway and then as single carriageway from the M18 junction 3 to Parrots Corner and the A638, where it will terminate and travellers will need to follow existing roads (A638 and Hurst Lane) to the airport itself.
Work is due to start on 20 June 2014 to upgrade the section of the M18 between junction 2 (A1(M)) and junction 3 (A6182) northbound to 3 lanes, in order to provide better access to FARRRS and Doncaster town centre.
- Junction 1 to Junction 2 opened in 1967
- Junction 5 to Junction 6 opened in 1972
- Junction 6 to Junction 7 opened in 1975
- Junction 4 to Junction 5 opened in 1977
- Junction 2 to Junction 4 opened in 1979
|M18 motorway junctions|
|miles||km||Southbound exits (B carriageway)||Junction||Northbound exits (A carriageway)||Coordinates|
|156.8||252.4||The South, London, Nottingham, Sheffield, Rotherham, Leeds M1||M1, J32||Start of motorway|
|158.5||255.1||Rotherham, Bramley, Hellaby A631||J1||Rotherham, Bramley, Hellaby A631|
|158.5||263.6||The North, The South, Blyth A1(M)||J2||The North, The South, Doncaster A1(M)|
|165.9||267.1||Doncaster A6182||J3||Doncaster A6182|
|171.8||276.5||Doncaster A630||J4||Hatfield, Thorne A630|
|175.8||283.0||Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Humberside M180
Doncaster North services
|Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Humberside M180
Doncaster North Services
|177.8||286.2||Hatfield, Thorne A614||J6||Selby, Thorne A614|
|Start of motorway||J7||Hull, Goole, Leeds, Manchester M62|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- "The Motorway Archive. M1/M18. Crick to Doncaster". Iht.org. Retrieved 31 December 2011.
- Traffic England Live Traffic Condiiton Map Highways Agency – Locations extracted from Traffic Camera Popup identifier text
Route map: Bing
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to M18 motorway.|
- CBRD Motorway Database – M18
- Hotels and restaurants along the motorway.
- Motorway Archive – M1 to A1(M)
- Motorway Archive – A1(M) to M62