REVEALED: Britain’s fastest motorways

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Traffic queues on east bound carraigeway of the M27 at Cosham

The A27 at Farlington was closed for emergency services to deal with a lorry fire on the eastbound carriageway at Farlington. 

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142395_LORRY_12/8/14 Traffic queues on east bound carraigeway of the M27 at Cosham The A27 at Farlington was closed for emergency services to deal with a lorry fire on the eastbound carriageway at Farlington. Picture: Allan Hutchings (142395-080c2) PPP-141208-164837003

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MOTORWAYS are the lifeblood to the nation’s economy. But today the news can reveal how sluggish most of the UK’s major highways are.

The figures have since been criticised by some of the area’s political leaders who have now called for ann urgent investment to improve Britain’s congested motorway system.

Here is a list of all the UK’s motorways and the average speeds motorists can travel on them:

*M1: 43.83mph (70.53kph)

*M11: 45.13mph (72.63kph)

*M18: 38.11mph (61.33kph)

*M180: 39.58mph (63.70kph)

*M2: 34.25mph (55.12kph)

*M20: 46.92mph (75.51kph)

*M23: 42.81mph (68.90kph)

*M25: 39.69mph (63.84kph)

*M26: 32.52mph (52.35kph)

*M27: 47.77mph (76.88kph)

*M3: 41.12mph (66.17kph)

*M32: 26.15mph (42.09kph)

*M4: 44.36mph (71.39kph)

*M40: 48.61mph (78.23kph)

*M42: 40.88mph (65.79kph)

*M5: 39.69mph (63.87kph)

*M53: 44.75mph (72.02kph)

*M54: 47.64mph (76.67kph)

*M56: 39.69mph (63.87kph)

*M57: 41.73mph (67.15kph)

*M58: 43.30mph (69.67kph)

*M6: 40.63mph (65.38kph)

*M60: 29.02mph (46.70kph)

*M602: 26.91mph (43.31kph)

*M606: 24.62mph (39.63kph)

*M61: 37.26mph (59.97kph)

*M62: 39.77mph (64.01kph)

*M621: 26.76mph (43.03kph)

*M65: 34.70mph (55.85kph)

*M66: 34.93mph (56.21kph)

*M67: 30.42mph (48.95kph)

*M69: 49.52mph (79.70kph)

*M73: 32.10mph (51.65kph)

*M74: 52.61mph (84.66kph)

*M77: 31.46mph (50.63kph)

*M8: 34.91mph (56.18kph)

*M80: 38.95mph (62.68kph)

*M9: 26.74mph (43.04kph)

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