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Route of the M18

Originally the M18 was a spur from the M1 for traffic heading on to the A1. It was eventually extended to meet the M62, and during the construction work on there and the M180, the short-lived A18(M) came into being as an access road for the unfinished motorways.

Fast and quiet, the M18 is one of South Yorkshire Police's favourite motorways for hiding in police lay-bys. It's also surprisingly well-endowed with lanes and motorway connections for such a short and remote route: it is, after all, a shortcut to East Yorkshire from the south and isn't too heavily used.

As mentioned above, the M18 used to have a short spur towards Scunthorpe called the A18(M). The slightly strange construction of the motorways around Brigg — made up of a series of very short sections built one after the next — meant that for a few years in the 1970s the whole area was in a constant state of transition. It was very nearly a temporary road, and whether it was meant to last any length of time before being consumed by the M180 isn't known. It was only ever applied to the link between the M18 and the A18, and is now underneath the eastbound exit from the M180.

Factfile

Start Rotherham (M1)
Finish Goole (M62)
Passes Doncaster
Length 26 miles
Connects to M1, M62, M180, A1(M)

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Construction Timeline

When the various parts of the M18 were built, listed in chronological order.

Open Jct Section
Nov1967 J0-2 Thurcroft → Wadworth
Jun1972 J5*-6 Hatfield → Thorne
Jun1975 J6-7 Thorne → East Cowick
Jul1977 J4-5* Armthorpe → Hatfield
Mar1979 J2-4 Wadworth → Armthorpe

Exit List

All the junctions and destinations along the route.

Junction   Northbound               Southbound
7
292.8 km
Hull
Goole
M62 Link
Leeds
Manchester
M62 Link (A1(M) Link, M1 Link)


M62
(M1)
(A1(M))
NORTH
(Triangle)



M62
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5 miles, 3 lanes Up   Down 5 miles, 3 lanes
6
286 km
Thorne
Selby
A614
(A1041)
A614
(A1081)
(Roundabout Interchange)(Roundabout Interchange) A614 Hatfield
Thorne
A614
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2 miles, 3 lanes Up   Down 2 miles, 3 lanes
5
283 km
Scunthorpe
Grimsby
Humberside Airport
M180 Link
Services Doncaster North
(Roundabout Interchange)(Roundabout Interchange) M180 Scunthorpe
Grimsby
Humberside Airport
M180 Link
Services Doncaster North
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4 miles, 2 lanes Up   Down 4 miles, 2 lanes
4
276 km
Hatfield
Thorne
A630
(A18)
A630
(A18)
(Roundabout Interchange)(Roundabout Interchange) Doncaster
A630
(A18)
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6 miles, 2 lanes Up   Down 6 miles, 2 lanes
3
267 km
Doncaster
A6182
A6182 (Roundabout Interchange)(Roundabout Interchange) Doncaster
A6182
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LanesLanesLanesLanes LanesLanesLanesLanes
2 miles, 2 lanes Up   Down 2 miles, 2 lanes
2
264.5 km
The NORTH
The SOUTH
Doncaster
A1(M) Link
A1(M) Wadworth Interchange (Three Level Stacked Roundabout) A1(M) The NORTH
The SOUTH
Retford
A1(M) Link
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8 miles, 3 lanes Up   Down 8 miles, 3 lanes
1
255 km
Rotherham
Maltby
A631
A631 Hellaby Interchange (Roundabout Interchange)Hellaby Interchange (Roundabout Interchange) A631 Rotherham
Maltby
A631
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3 miles, 3 lanes Up   Down 3 miles, 3 lanes
(M1 J32)
251 km
N/A M1



Thurcroft Interchange (Triangle)
SOUTH
M1



The SOUTH
Nottingham
M1 Link
Sheffield
Rotherham
M1 Link
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With thanks to Chris C2R for information in this section.