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A Series of Events

Organised to celebrate the first 50 years of operation and to encourage ideas for the development of the motorway network and Britain’s road system over the next 50 years.

Across the UK

The events will begin on the 5th December 2008, which marks the 50th Anniversary of the opening of Britain’s first motorway, the Preston By-pass.

Year Round Celebrations

The events will reach an end almost a year later, in November 2009, coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the first section of the M1.