New road improves access to the city

The beginnings of the M275 in Portsmouth in September 1972
The beginnings of the M275 in Portsmouth in September 1972
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MEMORIAL UNVEILING SUNDAY 20, AUGUST 2017

Part of the memorial to be unveiled in Guildhall Square next Sunday at 2pm.

Seconds out! Long-awaited tribute to Portsmouth boxers to be unveiled

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Access to Portsmouth was dramatically improved in the early 1970s by the construction of the M275.

The foundations of the road, cutting through the south-western corner of Stamshaw, are clear in this photo taken in September 1972.

Buildings still line Commercial Road but were soon to be demolished as part of the scheme.

The Rudmore gasholder and park, which were located on the site of the former Portsea Island General Cemetery, have since become part of the ferry port.