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Road: M64 east of the M5
Location: Defford, Worcester
Other names: Defford
Date planned: 1970-1975

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During the 1970s, a motorway was planned to connect the M5/M50 junction at Strensham to either the M40/M42 junction at Solihull or the M6/M69 junction at Coventry, providing a shortcut across the Midlands and avoiding the need to widen the existing M5.

Traffic would have been directed away from the M5 just before Strensham services, so the road (which was never officially given a number but it's presumed that M64 would have been used) needed its own service area. Three possible sites for service stations were considered around Defford and Pershore, at the bottom end of the road.

No services were planned at the northern end of the road, but as neither the M69 nor the relevant section of the M42 have any services, some would have been needed.

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