Tuesday 29 May 2012

Blue Monday: Sliproad to the M67

Just around the corner from yesterday's shadow shot is the slip road to the M67 motorway.

As detailed on the Motorway Archive website, the "Hyde by-pass" was opened in 1978 and the "Denton relief-road" in 1981. It is in fact all that remains of a plan for a motorway over the Pennines from Manchester to Sheffield as detailed on the Pathetic Motorway website.

It is a five-mile long motorway that some say tore the heart out of Hyde and Denton. The loss of George Street seems be especially lamented but it's all before my time in Hyde.

Motorway signs in the UK are blue so today's post is a contribution to Blue Monday.


  1. Love that beautiful blue. It's the same in the U.S.

    Happy Blue Monday, Gerald.

  2. it's always good to see a road without a traffic jam.:p

  3. Great shot for Blue Monday. The road looks clean and rather empty. Nice!

  4. It's a delightful picture, this - the way 'nature' (summer, even) gets so close to the annoying blankness of roads.

  5. Gorgeous!

    My BLUES, please come and see when you get a chance.