A tiny fragment of urban motorway for Newcastle, originally called the 'Central Motorway East' and intended to be one side of a network of similar routes. The other sections and connecting roads were never built, and recently this was renamed the Central Motorway, which pretty much says it all. There are no plans to do anything to complete the rest of the routes; indeed, the land reserved for the parallel western side of the motorway box has now been used to build a surface-level boulevard. To see a plan of all the routes that were proposed, take a look at the file below.
PDF document (1.8mb) motorway_planning_in_newcastle_upon_tyne.pdf
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When this route first opened it was classified A1(M) — designed then to help A1 traffic avoid the city centre. Since then, the A1 has moved house to pass through the Tyne Tunnel and then moved again to the new Western Bypass. In the Tyne Tunnel days this was called the A6127(M) (catchy, I know) and since the Western Bypass opened has been A167(M).
The road makes an effective bypass for the city centre, though its junctions are almost terrifying, with entries and exits bombarding the driver from all sides. Some entrances simply can't be called sliproads — at least one ends at a 'give way' line. Between the B1318 and the next junction south from the A1058, the southbound carriageway runs underneath the northbound one to save space, and thus forms the UK's only double-deck motorway.
There are no photos in this section yet.
When the various parts of the A167(M) were built, listed in chronological order.
All the junctions and destinations along the route.
With thanks to Simon and James for information in this section.