A38 road

A38 '''A38''' A38 trunk roadDevon ExpresswayA38 Cheltenham RoadA38 "Devon Expressway" roadA38 (Birmingham to Derby road)A38 Birmingham RoadA38 Bridgwater-Bristol RoadA38 Bristol Road South
The A38, part of which is also known as the Devon Expressway, is a major A-class trunk road in England.wikipedia
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M5 motorway

M5Exeter-Taunton motorwayJ27 to J31, M5
Prior to the opening of the M5 motorway in the 1960s and 1970s, the A38 formed the main "holiday route" from the Midlands to Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.
The M5 follows the route of the A38 road quite closely.

Saltash Tunnel

The A38 continues through the Cornish countryside, bypassing the centre of Saltash and continuing through the Saltash Tunnel.
The Saltash Tunnel is a road tunnel on the A38 at Saltash in Cornwall, UK and was opened in 1988.

Ivybridge

Ivy BridgeIvybridge, DevonLee Mill
The South Brent bypass opened in 1974 and the Ivybridge bypass in 1973, both on new alignments.
It is at the southern extremity of Dartmoor, a National Park of England and Wales and lies along the A38 "Devon Expressway" road.

Saltash

St Stephens by SaltashSaltash, CornwallBishop Cornish C of E VA Primary School
The A38 continues through the Cornish countryside, bypassing the centre of Saltash and continuing through the Saltash Tunnel.
Alongside it is the Tamar Bridge, a toll bridge carrying the A38 trunk road, which in 2001 became the first suspension bridge to be widened whilst remaining open to traffic.

Buckfastleigh

Buckfast
At the town of Buckfastleigh, the route once again bypasses on a new alignment, although due to the challenging topography of the area, the road crosses part of the town on a viaduct.
Buckfastleigh is a small market town and civil parish in Devon, England situated beside the Devon Expressway (A38) at the edge of the Dartmoor National Park.

Bat bridge

The Dobwalls section contains the most sophisticated bat bridge yet constructed in the UK.

Ashburton, Devon

AshburtonAshburton Grammar SchoolAshburton, England
The section of the A38 between the A382 junction and Ashburton was built on a new alignment parallel to the old road, and was opened in 1974.
Ashburton is a small town on the south-southeastern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England, adjacent to the A38.

Tamar Bridge

Tamar Road BridgeSaltash Road BridgeTamar Bridge Act 1998
Immediately after the tunnel the River Tamar is crossed using the Tamar Bridge where the route resumes dual carriageway status.
It is 335 m long, running adjacent to the Royal Albert Bridge, and part of the A38, a main road between the two counties.

Mansfield

Mansfield, NottinghamshireMansfield, EnglandEnglish town in Nottinghamshire
The road runs from Bodmin in Cornwall to Mansfield in Nottinghamshire.
The town is the northern terminus of the A38, which runs from Bodmin in Cornwall and is the longest "A" road entirely within England.

A380 road

A380South Devon Highway
Before Kennford, the route splits, with the A38 heading for Plymouth and the A380 heading towards Torbay.
The A380 is a road in South West England, connecting the Torbay area to the A38, and hence to the rest of Great Britain's main road network.

Liskeard

Liskeard, CornwallLiskeard CastleLiskeard Municipal Borough
It travels through the picturesque Glynn Valley to Dobwalls and Liskeard, which are bypassed by a dual carriageway.
The A38 trunk road used to pass through the town centre but a dual carriageway bypass now carries traffic south of the town leaving the town centre accessible but with low traffic levels.

A382 road

A382
The town of Chudleigh and the village of Chudleigh Knighton are bypassed on a new alignment, which opened in 1973, and the following section at Heathfield up to the A382 junction was upgraded from the original route between 1966 and 1968.
The A382 is a road in South West England, connecting Newton Abbot to the A38, then to Bovey Tracey and on through Moretonhampstead to the A30.

Cornwall

CornishCornwall, EnglandCounty of Cornwall
The road runs from Bodmin in Cornwall to Mansfield in Nottinghamshire.
Major roads between Cornwall and the rest of Great Britain are the A38 which crosses the Tamar at Plymouth via the Tamar Bridge and the town of Saltash, the A39 road (Atlantic Highway) from Barnstaple, passing through North Cornwall to end in Falmouth, and the A30 which crosses the border south of Launceston, crosses Bodmin Moor and connects Bodmin and Truro.

Chudleigh

Chudleigh Grammar SchoolChudleigh, Devon
The town of Chudleigh and the village of Chudleigh Knighton are bypassed on a new alignment, which opened in 1973, and the following section at Heathfield up to the A382 junction was upgraded from the original route between 1966 and 1968.
Chudleigh is bypassed by the A38.

Catshill

Upper CatshillCatshill and North Marlbrook
It passes through Upper Catshill and meets the M5 at junction 4 (along with the A491 road) near Lydiate Ash.
The parish of Catshill was formed around the Turnpike Road (A38) in 1844.

Dobwalls

Twelvewoods
It travels through the picturesque Glynn Valley to Dobwalls and Liskeard, which are bypassed by a dual carriageway.
The A38 trunk road ran through the village until the bypass was opened on 19 December 2008.

River Trent

TrentTrent Valleyriver
At Wychnor, the road crosses the River Trent and enters the district of East Staffordshire.
After the confluence with the Swarbourn, it passes Alrewas and reaches Wychnor, where it is crossed by the A38 dual carriageway, which follows the route of the Roman Ryknild Street.

Trago Mills

Mike Robertson
Trago Mills, a locally well known retailer, is passed by the road.
The current Liskeard store, five miles west of the town just off the A38, has several acres of parkland and lakes, with several other local businesses on the site.

A6 road (England)

A6A6 roadChorley Road
Originally terminating in Derby at the junction of Babington Lane with St Peter's Street (formerly the A6), The road enters the district of Amber Valley where it passes Drum Hill just north of Little Eaton and is crossed at this point by the Midshires Way and Centenary Way.
It is the fourth longest numbered road in Britain, behind only the A1, A38 and A30.

Worcester

Worcester, EnglandWorcester City CouncilCity of Worcester
Between Worcester and Birmingham the current A38 follows the line of a Saxon salt road; From Bristol, it continues north via Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Worcester and Bromsgrove to Birmingham.
The A38 trunk road runs south to Tewkesbury and Gloucester and north-north-east to Droitwich and Bromsgrove and Birmingham.

M6 motorway

M6Preston Bypass '''(M6)'''
In the centre of Birmingham, a section of the road becomes the Aston Expressway A38(M) motorway, running from the north-eastern side of the Inner Ring Road through Aston to the junction with the M6 motorway at Gravelly Hill Interchange, better known as Spaghetti Junction.
By 1971, the full route was completed between the junction with the M1 motorway at Rugby and the A38 road several miles north-east of Birmingham city centre, including Bromford Viaduct between Castle Bromwich (J5) and Gravelly Hill (J6), which at 3½ miles is the longest viaduct in Great Britain.

Bridgwater

Bridgwater, SomersetEastoverBridgwater Arts Centre
From junction 27 the A38 heads north via Wellington, Taunton, Bridgwater, Highbridge and Bristol.
Dunball wharf was built in 1844 by Bridgwater coal merchants, and was formerly linked to the Bristol and Exeter Railway by a rail track which crossed the A38.

River Tamar

TamarTamar ValleyTamar estuary
Immediately after the tunnel the River Tamar is crossed using the Tamar Bridge where the route resumes dual carriageway status.

Gravelly Hill Interchange

Spaghetti JunctionGravelly Hill JunctionBirmingham Spaghetti Junction
In the centre of Birmingham, a section of the road becomes the Aston Expressway A38(M) motorway, running from the north-eastern side of the Inner Ring Road through Aston to the junction with the M6 motorway at Gravelly Hill Interchange, better known as Spaghetti Junction.
The asymmetrical junction provides access to and from the A38 (Tyburn Road), A38(M) (Aston Expressway), the A5127 (Lichfield Road/Gravelly Hill), and several unclassified local roads.

Bromsgrove

Aston Fields Middle SchoolBromsgrove district councilBromsgrove Society
From Bristol, it continues north via Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Worcester and Bromsgrove to Birmingham.
The M42 motorway joining the A38 at the north end of Bromsgrove was opened in 1987 and in December 1989 the link to the M5 was opened.