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Major Road Construction


Note the Fields around Dunlop Tyre Factory.

A1(M) Junction 64  &  A195 'Dunlop Roundabout'

Junction 64 - 1
Post House Hotel   -   Site for (short-lived) Child Benefit Centre   -   Roundabout over A195   -   Dunlop Tyre Factory

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Dunlop Factory viewed from the Washington Highway

Junction 64 - 2
Bottom-left:  The Junction of the Washington Highway (A182) with the A195 - leading to Dunlop's & A1(M) Junction 64.
[ Thanks to Adrian Lupton ]

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Construction of A195 'Dunlop Roundabout'  &  A1(M) Junction 64

Junction 64 - 2
Tyne Dock to Consett Railway / Branch to Harraton Colliery (centre-left)  -   Partially constructed Dunlop Tyre Factory, A195 & A1M.

Later Construction


A1(M) Junction 63 - Chester-le-Street Exit

Aerial Picture Junction 63
The A1(M) pictured south-west of Washington.  This is Junction 63 at the bottom of Blind Lane.
Note the meandering River Wear.