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M69 motorway
Route information
Length 15.7 mi (25.3 km)
Existed 1976 (1976)–present
History Constructed 1976–77
Major junctions
North end Leicester
M6 motorway
Junction 3.svg/Junction 21.svg UK-Motorway-M1.svg
M1 motorway
South end Coventry
Nuneaton, Hinckley
Road network
  • Roads in the United Kingdom
M67 M73

The M69 is a controlled-access highway in the Midlands of England. It goes between the M6, near Coventry, and the M1, near Leicester. The motorway is about 16 miles (26 km) long and first opened in 1977.


M69 motorway junctions
Southwestbound exits (B carriageway) Junction Northeastbound exits (A carriageway) Coordinates
Road continues to Coventry (South) and Leamington Spa via A46' M6, J2 Coventry (North), Birmingham, The South, Rugby, Kettering M6(A14)
Coventry (Central) A4600
Ansty B4065
Non-motorway traffic
52°26′14″N 1°25′24″W / 52.43724°N 1.42341°W / 52.43724; -1.42341
Birmingham M6

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 / 52.51516°N 1.36123°W / 52.51516; -1.36123
Hinckley B4669 J2 No access (on-ramp only) 52°32′25″N 1°19′01″W / 52.54017°N 1.31698°W / 52.54017; -1.31698
Start of motorway J3
Cntl Leicester (S)'Freemens|Liberty Circus'
Leicester SW, Fosse Park A5460
City Centre (West End), Highcross)
Braunstone, Thorpe Astley A563/N
Cntl Leicester(SE,E) Southfields:St-George
Leicester S, SE, Whetstone
Wigston, Oadby A563/E
Narborough-Enderby (B4114)
Leicester NW, N, NE, Newark M1(A46)
The North - Nottingham M1/N
The South - Northampton (M1/S)
52°36′04″N 1°11′46″W / 52.6011°N 1.19604°W / 52.6011; -1.19604

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