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Route of the A167(M)

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 file

Motorways and Transport Planning in Newcastle upon Tyne

PDF document (1.8mb) motorway_planning_in_newcastle_upon_tyne.pdf
© Transport 2000

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.

Factfile

Start Elswick (A167)
Finish Jesmond (A167)
Passes Newcastle
Length 2 miles
Terminates None
Spurs None
Meets None

There are no photos in this section yet.

Construction Timeline

When the various parts of the A167(M) were built, listed in chronological order.

Open Jct Section
1975 Entire motorway

Exit List

All the junctions and destinations along the route.

Junction   Northbound               Southbound
Jedburgh & Airport (A696)
Hexham (A69)
Morpeth (A1 Link)
A167
City Centre
B1318
Gosforth
B1318








B1318
NORTH
A167
(Non-standard interchange)








B1318
N/A More information about this junction
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0.2 miles, 4 lanes Up   Down 0.2 miles, 4 lanes
Tynemouth Vehicle Ferry
EAST
A1058
(Directional T) B1600

A1058


Tynemouth Vehicle Ferry
EAST
A1058
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4 lanes Up  
Camden Street (Closed) (Sliproad) More information about this junction
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0.4 miles, 2 lanes Up   Down 0.4 miles, 3 lanes
City Centre B1307
Wallsend A193
B1307 New Bridge Street Roundabout (Roundabout Interchange)New Bridge Street Roundabout (Roundabout Interchange) A193 City Centre B1307
Wallsend A193
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0.4 miles, 3 lanes Up   Down 0.4 miles, 3 lanes
N/A A186



Pilgrim Street Roundabout (Roundabout Interchange)
A167
SOUTH
A186





The SOUTH
Gateshead (A1(M) Link)
A167
Walker
City Centre (S)
A186
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With thanks to Simon and James for information in this section.