A look at new section of the M6 motorway, and new Dartford Tunnel.
Item title reads - New road, new tunnel.
Opening of new 33 mile stretch of M6 motorway in Cheshire and Staffordshire. L/S part of M6 with no cars on it. C/U sign 'M6', pan along white lines on road. M/S man driving machine which paints white lines along the motorway. C/U sign 'Birmingham 56'. Travelling shot driving down the motorway and passing sign 'Services 13m'. M/S service station, M/S people going in. MS sign for food etc. M/S as waitress brings a plate of food over to a woman. M/S man looking out over new section of road.
M/S entrance to new Dartford Tunnel. Various shots of the toll gates and officers who will operate them. Pan from Dartford across the river Thames. M/S as man in car pays officer 2/6d at toll gate. C/U officer pressing button to let car through. C/U as lights change from red to green, pan to sign which lights up "Toll Paid 2/6d". M/S car going down ramp into tunnel. Various shots as the car travels through the tunnel. M/S's traffic control officer at control panel. C/U closed circuit television picture. Tracking shot through tunnel and out of the other side.