Roman Roads

Roads in Britain go back to pre historic times, many of todays roads where once early tracks between villages, however the first serious road building in Britain was the Romans, added to by the Anglo Saxons as the built new villages this evolved.



Turnpikes system which improved and modernised the road system in the 18th and 19th centuries. Many of the turnpikes where the basis for the modern road system.


Roads the Became the A6

In this section we try to trace the routes of the A6 back to Roman times and look at how the route has changed.


Learn About the Development of the British Road System

A6 M6

From Britains Oldest Motorway to Britains Longest Motorway

Preston Bypass

Spaghetti Junction

Cumbria Gap

Northern Section

Carlisle to Broughton

Central Section (North)

Preston to Salford

Central Section (South)

Manchester to Loughborough

Southern Section

Leicester to London

M6 was Britains First Motorway the 9 mile section of the Preston Bypass opened on 5th December 1958. The last section the Cumbria Gap was opened exactly 50 years later on 5th December 2008

The M6 is Britains Longest Motorway at 232 Miles running off the M1 at Catthorpe near Rugby to Gretna on the England - Scotland Border .

10 Jan 2018

M6 Timeline