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Newcastle, Central Motorway East
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A start was made on the Newcastle Central Motorway East in 1972 as a trial Urban Motorway from the north side of the central area eastwards to the Tyne Bridge. This section opened to traffic in 1975 and became part of the Great North Road A6157(M). This was later renumbered as A167(M). The rest of the scheme was abandoned until the late 1980s.
F.A. Sims, 2009, The Motorway Achievement - Building the Network in the North East of England, p 64