As new roads are created to ease the flow of traffic, those that were once busy highways are now abandoned.
Bristol Street Motors have revealed and mapped 20 once-thriving motorways, equating to 12.9 miles of abandoned road that is slowly being reclaimed by nature.
To view the full findings and interactive map with its haunting images, see more here https://www.bristolstreet.co.uk/news/road-to-nowhere-explore-the-uks-abandoned-roads/
The 10 Most Expensive Roads That The UK Abandoned
Bristol Street Motors have used the cost of each road per mile to calculate the total cost of the most expensive abandoned roads in the UK. They found that the UK would waste an eye-watering £156.12m, should they have built the roads today.
The longest and most expensive road that the UK abandoned is the A83, costing £30.22 million and located in county Argyll in Scotland.
There are also ghost turnoffs along the M4 east of Bristol between J19 and J18 and in South Wales alongside the A48M above of Castleton.
If you want to look at one of the best written books on the subject of UK road building, look up Mapping the Roads, by Mike Parker.
|A83 (Glen Kinglass, Scotland)||2.42 miles||£30.22m||1970s|
|A830 (Druimindarroch, Scotland)||1.95 miles||£23.61m||2009|
|A82 (Glen Coe, Scotland)||1.29 miles||£15.64m||1931/32|
|A3 (Hindhead, England)||1.19 miles||£14.36m||2011|
|A894 (Duartmore Bridge, Scotland)||1.18 miles||£14.29m||1979|
|A33 (Winchester, England)||0.87 miles||£10.53m||1994|
|A2 (Gravesend, England)||0.73 miles||£8.8m||2009|
|A26 (Belfast, Northern Ireland)||0.5 miles||£6.09m||1990s|
|A23 (Muddleswood, England)||0.34 miles||£4.17m||1980s|
|A10 (Puckeridge, England)||0.33 miles||£3.95m||1970s|