Construction of the M1 motorway
The M1 motorway was the first long-distance motorway to be built in Britain and the first motorway to consist of three lanes. The first phase, a 73 mile stretch, was built mainly by John Laing and Son Ltd and ran from St Albans in Hertfordshire to Crick in Northamptonshire. The photograph shows a motorway junction being built. This photograph comes from the John Laing Company Archive.