M64 motorway

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M64 motorway
Route information
Length: 40 mi (60 km)
History: Proposal cancelled in 1976.
Major junctions
West end: Stoke on Trent
 




(original alignment)
East end: Kegworth
Location
Primary
destinations
:
M6 Motorway
Stoke on Trent
Derby
Burton on Trent
Uttoxeter
Kegworth
M1 Motorway
Road network

The United Kingdom's M64 motorway was planned during the 1970s to link the M6 at Stoke-on-Trent with the M1 near Castle Donington, by way of Uttoxeter and Derby.

Its purpose would have been to allow traffic travelling from the south-east to the north-west to avoid the busy M6 around Birmingham. It was cancelled in 1976.[1][2]

The A50 was built during the 1990s instead, following roughly the same route.

Meanwhile, the traffic congestion north of Birmingham was relieved[dubious ] by the M6 Toll motorway.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marshall, Chris. "Motorway Database A50". CBRD. Chris Marshall. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "M64 Stoke - Derby Motorway". Pathetic Motorways. Pathetic Motorways. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 

Coordinates: 52°53′49″N 1°47′16″W / 52.89701°N 1.78764°W / 52.89701; -1.78764