M18 motorway (Great Britain)
|Part of and|
|Length||26.5 mi (42.6 km)|
|Existed||1967 – present|
|Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Leeds|
The M18 runs in a north east/south west direction from junction 32 of the M1 motorway to junction 35 of the M62 motorway. It passes east of Rotherham, southeast of Doncaster and Armthorpe, and west of Thorne. It meets the A1(M) at junction 2 (A1(M) junction 35)--known as the Wadworth Interchange—and the M180 motorway at junction 5. Access to Doncaster is provided from junctions 3 (A6182) and 4 (A630)
Much of the M18 is a two lane dual carriageway, and carries relatively low volumes of traffic. However, the section linking the M1 and A1(M) is much busier and has three lanes in each direction. It then passes over the Wadworth Viaduct. To the north it then crosses the East Coast Main Line, and until its closure and the dismantling of the pit head gear, a large colliery could be seen to the south at Rossington.
Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route SchemeEdit
The Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme (FARRRS) is a new road scheme running between the M18 at Junction 3 and the A638 road, improving access primarily to Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Rossington and the new Doncaster iPort. Once the scheme is fully completed, the road will run directly to Doncaster Sheffield Airport. Work started in 2013 and the first phase of the road between M18 junction 3 and the A638 became operational in February 2016. Work on the second and final phase connecting the A638 and the airport began in June 2017.
- Junction 1 to Junction 2 opened in 1967
- Junction 5 to Junction 6 opened in 1972
- Junction 6 to Junction 7 opened in 1975
- Junction 4 to Junction 5 opened in 1977
- Junction 2 to Junction 4 opened in 1979
|M18 motorway junctions|
|miles||km||Southbound exits (B carriageway)||Junction||Northbound exits (A carriageway)||Coordinates|
|156.8||252.4||The South, London, Nottingham, Sheffield, Rotherham, Leeds M1||M1, J32||Start of motorway|
|158.5||255.1||Rotherham, Bramley, Hellaby A631||J1||Rotherham, Bramley, Hellaby A631|
|158.5||263.6||The North, The South, Newark-on-Trent, Leeds, Blyth A1(M)||J2||The North, The South, Doncaster A1(M)|
|165.9||267.1||Doncaster, Doncaster Sheffield A6182
|J3||Doncaster, Doncaster Sheffield A6182|
|171.8||276.5||Doncaster A630||J4||Hatfield, Thorne A630|
|175.8||283.0||Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Humberside M180
Doncaster North services
|Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Humberside M180
Doncaster North Services
|177.8||286.2||Hatfield, Thorne A614||J6||Selby, Thorne A614|
|Start of motorway||J7||Hull, Goole, Leeds, Manchester M62|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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- "Work starts on second phase of Great Yorkshire Way link road to Doncaster Airport". Doncaster Free Express. Doncaster Free Express. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
- "M18 Junctions 2 to 3 northbound improvement". Highways England. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
- "The Motorway Archive. M1/M18. Crick to Doncaster". Iht.org. Archived from the original on 12 August 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2011.
- Traffic England Live Traffic Condition Map Archived 10 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Highways Agency – Locations extracted from Traffic Camera Popup identifier text