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M18 motorway

Road of the United Kingdom

Length 26.5 miles (42.6 km)
Direction South - North
Start Thurcroft
Primary destinations Rotherham
End Rawcliffe
Construction dates 1967 - 1979
Motorways joined
M1 motorway

A1(M) motorway

M180 motorway

M62 motorway

The M18 is a motorway in Yorkshire, England. It runs from Rotherham to Goole and is approximately 26 miles (42 km) long. A section of the road forms part of the unsigned Euroroute E13.



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, south east of Doncaster & Armthorpe and to the 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

Much of the M18 is a two lane dual carriagway, 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 impressive Wadworth Viaduct. To the north it then crosses the East Coast Main Line, and a large colliery can be seen to the south at Rossington.


  • 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

The M18 was originally to be part of the M1, but it was decided to route the M1 towards Leeds instead of Doncaster, and the routing of what would have been the M1 east of Sheffield became the M18.[1]


M18 Motorway
Southbound exits Junction Northbound exits
The SOUTH, Nottingham, Sheffield, Rotherham M1 M1, J32 Start of Motorway
Rotherham, Bramley/Hellaby A631 J1 Rotherham, Bramley/Hellaby A631
The NORTH, The SOUTH, Retford A1(M) J2 The NORTH, The SOUTH, Doncaster A1(M)
Doncaster A6182 J3 Doncaster A6182
Doncaster A630 J4 Hatfield, Thorne A630
Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Humberside Airport M180 J5
Doncaster North services
Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Humberside Airport M180
Hatfield, Thorne A614 J6 Selby, Thorne A614
Start of Motorway J7 Hull, Goole, Leeds, Manchester M62

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