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