The motorway achievement - building the network - the North West of England

The history of the planning, design and construction of motorways in the North-West region of England is described. It is claimed to be the site of the first motorway in the UK, the Preston By-pass section of the future M6. By the end of the 20th century the region had a greater concentration of motorways than any other part of the country. The North-West's diverse topography and geology presented unique challenges. Technical feats included crossing major rivers, large inland waterways, and a complex railway system. The benefits of the motorway system to the region are outlined, especially in relation to industrial regeneration.


  • English

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  • Pagination: 180p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01102771
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • ISBN: 1860773524
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jun 16 2008 8:32AM