M69 motorway

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Heading east along the road

The M69 is a 15.7-mile dual three-lane motorway in Leicestershire and Warwickshire. It runs between junction 21 of the M1 near Leicester and junction 2 of the M6 near Coventry. It opened in 1977.


The motorway, also known at the time as the 'Coventry – Leicester Motorway'[1] was completed in 1977 following a public inquiry in 1972.[2] It took traffic from the A46, which was subsequently downgraded.


Starting at the northeastern suburbs of Coventry at junction 2 of the M6, the motorway crosses the Coventry Canal and then continues northeast past Bulkington and west of Wolvey before turning more easterly to run south of Hinckley. It then crosses the Birmingham to Peterborough railway line before ending on the southwestern edge of Leicester.

As Watling Street (A5) forms the border between Warwickshire and Leicestershire, junction 1 straddles the border.


M69 motorway junctions
Southbound exits* (B carriageway) Junction Northbound exits* (A carriageway) Coordinates
Road continues as to Coventry (South) and Leamington Spa via A46' M6, J2 Coventry (North), Birmingham, The South, Rugby, Kettering (A14) M6
Coventry (Central) A4600
Ansty B4065
Non-motorway traffic
52°26’14"N, 1°25’24"W
M6 Birmingham, Coventry (Central) A4600
Ansty B4065
Start of motorway
Nuneaton A5
Hinckley B4109
J1 Nuneaton A5
Hinckley B4109
52°30’55"N, 1°21’40"W
Hinckley B4669 J2 No access (on-slip only) 52°32’25"N, 1°19’1"W
Start of motorway J3
Leicester A5460 (A563)
The North, Nottingham, Northampton M1
52°36’4"N, 1°11’46"W
Note: M69 runs south-westerly / north-easterly for the entire route.


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Motorways in the United Kingdom

Great Britain: M1  • M2  • M3  • M4  • M5  • M6  • M6 Toll  • M8  • M9  • M10  • M11  • M18  • M20  • M23  • M25  • M26  • M27  • M32  • M40  • M42  • M45  • M48  • M49  • M50  • M53  • M54  • M55  • M56  • M57  • M58  • M60  • M61  • M62  • M63  • M65  • M66  • M67  • M69  • M73  • M74  • M77  • M80  • M85  • M90  • M180  • M181  • M271  • M275  • M602  • M606  • M621  • M876  • M898  • Sections of A road: A1(M)

Former motorways marked in italics

Northern Ireland: M1  • M2  • M3  • M5  • M12  • M22