How many motorways are there in the UK?
The motorway network has helped underpin the UK’s economy for nearly 60 years. There have been more than 320 openings of motorways or sections of motorways since 1959. The network now covers much of England as well as parts of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Why is there no M7 motorway?
Answer: A motorway just relates to the A road that it’s relieving pressure from. The reason there is no M7 is that the A7, which runs from Carlisle to Edinburgh has no need for a motorway to relieve it. … The way the roads are organised, the numbers were set up centred on London.