ABANDONED ROADS††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Index

England

Number

Location

When

Abandoned

County

Notes

A2

Ebbsfleet to Singlewell

2009

Kent

A2 rebuilt to new alignment.

A12

Ipswich

-

Suffolk

Most of old route in use as local access, small part totally abandoned.

A18(M)

Thorne

1979

Yorkshire

Small fraction of A18(M) not used when M180 was built.

A33

Winchester

1994

Hampshire

Road abandoned when M3 was completed through Twyford Down.

A38

Beam Bridge

1960ís

Somerset

Short section bypassed by new railway bridge

A625

Castleton

1979

Derbyshire

Road abandoned owing to continual landslips at Mam Tor.

B3170

Taunton

1970ís

Somerset

Probably abandoned in 1970s to allow a better line over the M5.

Scotland

A82

Glen Coe

1931-2

Invernessshire

Long stretch of Telford's Road replaced by modern S2 route to South. Old road extends 2Ĺ miles from Altnafeadh in the East to 'The Study' in the West. Some sections can still be driven on by quads/4x4s, but this is a very rare event.

A82

Loch Oich

1930ís

Invernessshire

Old road along Eastern shore of Loch Oich. Allocated B8048 number in 1922, de-classified by 1935. Now alternative route for Great Glen Way, almost un-accessible to motor vehicles.

A87

Loch Loyne

1957

Invernessshire

The famous lost section through Loch Loyne. Either end is still used as Estate Roads, but not the bit in the middle!

A87

Glen Shiel

1970ís

Invernessshire

Old bridge across River Shiel. Now no more than a footpath.

A830

Locheilside

1970ís

Invernessshire

Loop cut off by new S2 route. Some parts still in use as property access.

A830

Kinlocheil

1970ís

Invernessshire

Loop cut off by new S2 route. Some parts still in use as property access.

A830

East of Glen Mama

1990ís

Invernessshire

Two loops cut off by new S2 route. Partly still used as property access.

A830

Druimindarroch

Janí 2009

Invernessshire

Several sections cut off by new S2 route. Some parts still used as property access.

A851

Road to Lochaber

Early 2000ís

Invernessshire

Long stretch of old route replaced by parallel S2 road.

A861

Glen Tarbert

1970ís

Argyll

Long stretches alongside modern S2 route.

A867

North Uist

2000ís

Rossshire

New off-line S2 road has replaced parallel old route most of the way from Lochmaddy to Clachan a Luib. Some sections of the old road still used for local access.

A884

Morvern

1970ís

Argyll

Long stretches of old road alongside modern S1 route.

Wales

A48

Neath

-

Glamorgan

Abandoned when M4 extended through area.

A483

Swansea

-

Glamorgan

Abandoned to allow dualling and construction of junction.

Northern Ireland

A26

Belfast International Airport

1990ís

Antrim

A26 moved onto new alignment to the East.

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FORMER MOTORWAYS

Road

Route

M10

A short spur linking St Albans to the M1 near Hemel Hempstead. Now part of the A414.

M15

The designation for the Ringway 2 upgrade of the A406 (North Circular Road) and A205 (South Circular Road). Only the section between junction 4 of the M11 and Redbridge Roundabout was built to motorway standard and was initially signed as M11 because the section built, at the time, only led to and from the M11. When the route was extended to Beckton, this section of M11 was re-designated as the A406 (The North Circular).

M41

The London West Cross Route, a spur from the London Westway (A40(M)) and the only part of the Western section of the London Motorway Box to be built, now A3220.

A18(M)

A spur from M18. Mostly now part of M180, although a section has been abandoned.

A40(M)

The London Westway, now the A40.

A41(M)

The Tring bypass, now the A41.

A46(M)

A spur towards Leicester from M1 at junction 21, now part of the A5460.

A102(M)

The London East Cross Route, in two sections:

†† 1. Hackney Wick to Old Ford (now the A12);

†† 2. Blackwall Tunnel to the Sun-in-the-Sands roundabout (now the A102). Was the Eastern section of the London Motorway Box.

A329(M)

The Northern third of the A329(M) from Winnersh to Reading, now the A3290. Downgraded to permit Reading council to dedicate one lane for buses.

A6144(M)

Formerly the longest single-carriageway motorway spur in the United Kingdom from the M60 North of Sale towards Carrington. Now just a spur of the A6144.

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