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M5 Motorway
The M5 is a motorway in England linking the Midlands and the South West. It runs from Junction 8 of the M6 at West Bromwich near Birmingham
Birmingham
to Exeter
Exeter
in Devon
Devon
. Heading south-west, the M5 runs east of West Bromwich and west of Birmingham
Birmingham
through Sandwell Valley
Sandwell Valley

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M5 Motorway (other)
M5, M-5, M.5, M-V, or M05 may refer to: CONTENTS* 1 Transportation * 1.1 Ground * 1.2 Military * 1.3 Aviation and aerospace * 1.4 Sea * 2 Media, fiction and entertainment * 3 Science and technology * 4 Other * 5 See also TRANSPORTATIONGROUND * M5 (New York City bus) , a New York City Bus route in Manhattan * M5 motorway
M5 motorway
, England *
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Highways England
HIGHWAYS ENGLAND (formerly the HIGHWAYS AGENCY) is a government-owned company with responsibility for the operation, maintenance and improvement of the motorways and trunk roads in England. It operates information services through the provision of on-road signage and its Traffic England website, provides traffic officers to deal with incidents on its network, and manages the delivery of improvement schemes to the network. Founded as an executive agency , it was converted into a government-owned company on 1 April 2015. As part of this transition, government set out its vision for the future of the strategic road network in its Road Investment Strategy. Highways England
Highways England
is now undertaking £15 billion of investment between 2015 and 2020 to improve the network in response to this
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West Bromwich
WEST BROMWICH /wɛst ˈbrɒmɪtʃ/ ( listen ) is a town in Sandwell , West Midlands , England. Historically part of Staffordshire
Staffordshire
, it is located to the northwest of Birmingham
Birmingham
, and had a population of 75,405 at the 2011 census. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Origin and etymology * 1.2 Development * 2 Governance * 3 Geography * 3.1 Climate * 4 Features * 5 Religion * 6 Transport * 7 Education * 8 Sport * 9 Notable people * 10 Quotes * 11 See also * 12 References * 13 Sources * 14 External links HISTORYORIGIN AND ETYMOLOGY West Bromwich
West Bromwich
was first mentioned as _Bromwic_ ('broom village') in the Domesday Book
Domesday Book
of 1086. It is believed that it may have originally been part of the Handsworth parish
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M6 Motorway
The M6 MOTORWAY runs from junction 19 of the M1 at the Catthorpe Interchange , near Rugby via Birmingham
Birmingham
then heads north, passing Stoke-on-Trent , Liverpool
Liverpool
, Manchester
Manchester
, Preston , Lancaster , Carlisle and terminating at the Gretna junction (J45). Here, just short of the Scottish border it becomes the A74(M) which continues to Glasgow
Glasgow
as the M74. As of 2016, the M6, as well as combining with the length of the A14 from Brampton from junction with A1(M) , the A74(M) and M74 to the junction with the M8 in Glasgow
Glasgow
, forms the longest non-stop motorway in the United Kingdom and one of the busiest
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M42 Motorway
The M42 MOTORWAY is a major road in England. The motorway runs north east from Bromsgrove
Bromsgrove
in Worcestershire
Worcestershire
to just south west of Ashby-de-la-Zouch in Leicestershire , passing Redditch
Redditch
, Solihull , the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and Tamworth on the way. The section between the M40 and junction 4 of the M6 forms – though unsigned as such – a part of Euroroute E05 . Beyond junction 11 the route is continued as the A42 , the junctions on this section, 12–14, are numbered like a continuation of the motorway, but the road has non-motorway status from here
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M50 Motorway (Great Britain)
The M50 is a 22-mile/35-km-long dual two-lane motorway in Worcestershire
Worcestershire
, Gloucestershire , and Herefordshire , England. It is sometimes referred to as the Ross Spur, connecting, as it does, the M5 motorway to a point close to the Herefordshire town of Ross-on-Wye , where it joins the A40 road continuing westward into Wales
Wales

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M4 Motorway
The M4 is a motorway which runs between London
London
and South Wales
South Wales
in the United Kingdom. Major towns and cities along the route include Slough , Reading , Swindon
Swindon
, Bristol
Bristol
, Newport , Cardiff
Cardiff
and Swansea
Swansea
. Originally referred to as the London- South Wales
South Wales
Motorway, the English section, including a suspension bridge over the River Severn
River Severn
, was constructed between 1965 and 1971; the Welsh element was completed in 1993. A new Severn bridge, known as the Second Severn Crossing
Second Severn Crossing
, was opened in 1996 with the M4 rerouted to use it. The M4 runs close to the A4 from London
London
to Bristol
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M49 Motorway
The M49 MOTORWAY is a 5-mile (8 km) motorway west of Bristol
Bristol
, England, that forms a link between the M5 motorway
M5 motorway
at Junction 18, and the Second Severn Crossing
Second Severn Crossing
, on the M4 motorway at Junction 22. It was constructed in 1996, at the same time as the bridge and is unique as it is only accessible from other motorways. Original plans provided for an intermediate junction with the A403 , to serve an expanded industrial area and Severn Beach
Severn Beach
, but neither has come to fruition. The M49 is anomalously numbered , as it is entirely to the south of the M4 and should therefore begin with a 3
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Exminster
EXMINSTER is a village situated on the southern edge of the City of Exeter
Exeter
on the western side of the Exeter
Exeter
ship canal and River Exe
River Exe
in the county of Devon
Devon
, England. It is around 6 km (3.7 mi) south of the centre of Exeter
Exeter
, and has a population of 3,084 (census 2001), increasing to 3,368 at the 2011 census . Exminster
Exminster
is an ancient village associated with a Saxon minster or religious community, founded here in the 8th century. and left by King Alfred the Great
Alfred the Great
to his youngest son Aethelweard in his will of 889. In the 14th century, it was the seat of the Courtenay family, the Earls of Devon
Devon
. William Courtenay , who was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1381 to 1396, was born here
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West Midlands (county)
The WEST MIDLANDS is a metropolitan county and city region in western central England
England
with a 2014 estimated population of 2,808,356, making it the second most populous county in England. It came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972 , formed from parts of Staffordshire
Staffordshire
, Worcestershire
Worcestershire
and Warwickshire . The county itself is a NUTS 2 region within the wider NUTS 1 region of the same name. The county consists of seven metropolitan boroughs : the City of Birmingham
Birmingham
, the City of Coventry
Coventry
, and the City of Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton
, as well as the boroughs of Dudley
Dudley
, Sandwell , Solihull , and Walsall . The metropolitan county exists in law and as a geographic frame of reference
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Worcestershire
WORCESTERSHIRE (/ˈwʊstərʃər/ (_ listen ) WUUS-tər-shər_ or /ˈwʊstərʃɪər/ _WUUS-tər-sheer_ ; written abbreviation: WORCS) is a county in the West Midlands of England
England
. Between 1974 and 1998, it was merged with the neighbouring county of Herefordshire as Hereford and Worcester
Worcester
. The cathedral city of Worcester
Worcester
is the largest settlement and county town . Other towns in the county include Redditch , Bromsgrove , Stourport-on-Severn , Droitwich , Evesham
Evesham
, Kidderminster
Kidderminster
, and Malvern
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Gloucestershire
GLOUCESTERSHIRE (/ˈɡlɒstərʃər/ ( listen ) or /ˈɡlɒstərʃɪər/ ( listen )) formally abbreviated as GLOUCS. in print but now often as GLOS.) is a county in South West England . The county comprises part of the Cotswold Hills , part of the flat fertile valley of the River Severn , and the entire Forest of Dean . The county town is the city of Gloucester , and other principal towns include Cheltenham , Cirencester , Stroud , Tewkesbury and Dursley . Gloucestershire borders Herefordshire to the north west, Wiltshire to the south, Bristol and Somerset to the south west, Worcestershire to the north, Oxfordshire to the east, Warwickshire to the north east, and the Welsh county of Monmouthshire to the west
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Somerset
SOMERSET (/ˈsʌmərsɛt/ ( listen )) is a county in South West England which borders Gloucestershire and Bristol to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south-east and Devon to the south-west. It is bounded to the north and west by the Severn Estuary and the Bristol Channel , its coastline facing southeastern Wales . Its traditional border with Gloucestershire is the River Avon . Somerset's county town is Taunton . Somerset is a rural county of rolling hills such as the Blackdown Hills , Mendip Hills , Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park , and large flat expanses of land including the Somerset Levels . There is evidence of human occupation from Paleolithic times, and of subsequent settlement in the Celtic, Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods
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Devon
DEVON (/ˈdɛvən/ ), also known as DEVONSHIRE, which was formerly its common and official name, is a county of England , reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south. It is part of South West England , bounded by Cornwall to the west, Somerset to the northeast, and Dorset to the east. The City of Exeter is the county town ; seven other districts of East Devon , Mid Devon , North Devon , South Hams , Teignbridge , Torridge , and West Devon are under the jurisdiction of Devon County Council ; Plymouth and Torbay are each a part of Devon but administered as unitary authorities . Combined as a ceremonial county , Devon's area is 6,707 km2 (2,590 square miles) and its population is about 1.1 million
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Primary Status
ROADS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM form a network of varied quality and capacity. Road
Road
distances are shown in miles or yards and UK speed limits are indicated in miles per hour (mph) or by the use of the national speed limit (NSL) symbol. Some vehicle categories have various lower maximum limits enforced by speed limiters . Enforcement of UK road speed limits increasingly uses speed guns , automated in-vehicle systems and automated roadside traffic cameras . A unified numbering system is in place for Great Britain
Great Britain
, whilst in Northern Ireland , there is no available explanation for the allocation of road numbers. The earliest specifically engineered roads were built during the British Iron Age
British Iron Age
. The road network was expanded during the Roman occupation . Some of these survive and others were lost
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