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This part of CBRD explores various aspects of the road network in serious detail — from investigations into the past of the road network and detailed tours of specific roads to biographies of the people who had a major impact on the way we travel.

Wherever these articles take you, they try to help you understand not just what is there, but also why things are the way they are.

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Smart Motorways Smart Motorways

Motorways used to be really simple. Now they have electronic signals, variable speed limits, emergency lay-bys, part-time hard shoulders... Just what is so smart about Smart Motorways?

Tags: HighwaysEngland · M1 · M25 · M3 · M6 · M62 · Motorways · Roadworks · VMS
Guide | Updated 14 November 2014 | Created 14 November 2014

Opening Booklets Opening Booklets

In days gone by, new roads were often celebrated with a grand opening ceremony and the issue of a commemorative booklet heralding the exciting new highway. You'll find some of them here, complete with a glimpse of all that empty tarmac and a healthy dose of modernist optimism.

Tags: A2 · A505 · M2 · M25 · M6 · MedwayBridge · PrestonBypass · Skelmersdale
History | Updated 13 June 2010 | Created 1 June 2002

Preston Bypass Preston Bypass

The very first motorway was eight miles of relief for the Lancashire town of Preston. It goes without saying that there's an interesting story to be told about it.

Tags: JamesDrake · M6 · Preston
History | Updated 6 December 2008 | Created 6 December 2008

Sir James Drake Sir James Drake

County Surveyor and Bridgemaster for Lancashire in the 1950s and 60s, Drake was instrumental in the motorway revolution.

Tags: JamesDrake · M6 · Preston
Biography | Updated 6 December 2008 | Created 6 December 2008

Timeline Timeline

A whistle-stop tour of the motor age, from the turn of the twentieth century to the present. No pedestrians, horse drawn vehicles, invalid carriages or motorcycles under 50cc please.

Tags: M25 · M4 · M6
History | Updated 18 October 2008 | Created 18 October 2008

Harry Yeadon Harry Yeadon

A civil engineer, working principally in the North West of England, responsible for many of the area's motorways.

Tags: HarryYeadon · M6 · M62 · Preston
Biography | Updated 23 June 2006 | Created 23 June 2006

Major Incidents Major Incidents

What happens when there's a big accident on a trunk route? Who picks up the pieces, and why does it take so long?

Tags: HighwaysEngland · Incidents · M6 · Roadworks
Guide | Updated 1 January 2005 | Created 1 January 2005