Horizontal Grid Roads
This section covers all of the major grid roads except the most significant ones which have their own articles. See V6 Grafton Street, H6 Childs Way, V8 Marlborough Street and H10 Bletcham Way.
The H1 Ridgeway runs from the northern edge of Stony Stratford, across V4 Watling Street to a point on the V5 east of Wolverton. It is the shortest of all grid roads, having only two grid roundabouts and with a large gap where a bridge over the A5 should be. An aerial view is here. It serves Stony Stratford, Fullers Slade, Wolverton Mill and Greenleys.
The H2 Millers Way is another short route. It begins at V4 Watling Street, crosses over the A5 and the West Coast Main Line, then joins the V6 Grafton Street at Bradville. Among others, its route serves the Milton Keynes Museum.
The H3 Monks Way is the most northerly of the major H roads. Whilst being a dual carriageway for most of its length, it starts its route in the west of the town at a double roundabout with V4 Watling Street before running as a single carriageway up until a junction with the A5 and the V5 Great Monks Street at Abbey Hill. From this point, it becomes a dual carriageway and is co-designated as the A422. It continues east across the town, crosses over the M1, until it ends in a roundabout with the A509 road south of Newport Pagnell. The Concrete Cows are the best known landmark on this road.
The H4 Dansteed Way is a longer route. It starts in the western district of Grange Farm, crosses the town through Linford Wood and ends formally at V11 Tongwell Street. However the route continues as Willen Road into Newport Pagnell.
The H5 Portway begins its life in Oakhill as a single carriageway and remains as such up until its junction with the A5 (aerial view . From there it becomes a dual carriageway and becomes the A509. It runs along the top edge of Central Milton Keynes, over Willen Lake and terminates at Northfield Roundabout with H6 Childs Way near M1 Junction 14. The route continues on as the A5130 road.
The H6 Childs Way runs from Whitney in the west of Milton Keynes to a point short of Junction 14 of the M1 in the east. For a more in depth description see the road's own article.
The H7 Chaffron Way is one of the longest grid roads but is a single carriageway for the entirety of its route. It starts in the district of Tattenhoe Park where it had a 300 metre extension built in 2007, runs past Westcroft District Centre, Furzton Lake, The National Bowl, bridges the A5 and the West Coast Main Line in one go, passes Woughton before terminating at a roundabout next to Broughton. In March 2010, Countess Way was opened which links to Newport Road (A5130), a dual carriageway with a permanent bus lane on each side with traffic lights at either end.
H8 Standing Way is a dual carriageway that crosses the entire town from west to east, co-designated as the A421. The route begins at M1 Junction 13 and enters Milton Keynes near Wavendon. Its route takes by the Open University, Milton Keynes General Hospital, over the A5 and the West Coast Main Line, a finally leaves the town at Tattenhoe.
The H9 Groveway is partly dual-carriageway, running from the major roundabout junction with the A5 and V6 Grafton Street and terminating between Brinklow and Wavendon Gate, at a roundabout junction with Newport Road, the A421 and the H8 Standing Way.
The H10 Bletcham Way has its own article.
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