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A446(M)

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A446(M)
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From:Coleshill (SP214867)
To:Shareshill (SJ952076)
Length:27 miles (43.5 km)
Met: M6, M42, A38, A453, A5, A461, A34, M6, A460, M54
Now part of:M6 Toll/M600
Traditional Counties

Staffordshire • Warwickshire

Route outline (key)
A446(M) Coleshill – Wolverhampton
Junction List
Junc Northbound Southbound
- Start of Road M6, M42
- M42, A446, A4097 M42
- No Exit A446, A4091
- No Exit A38
- A446, A453 A446, A453
- A5, A38 A5, A38
- No Exit A5, A5127, A5148
- A5, A461 No Exit
- A5195 A5195
Services symbol.gif at interchange with A5195
- A5, A34, A460 A5, A34, A460
- M6 (North) M6 (North)
- M54, A460 Start of Road
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For detailed information about this topic, see Pathetic Motorways
The M6 Toll (provisionally A446(M)) near Chasewater

A446(M) was the working number for the Birmingham Northern Relief Road, which was highly likely to become M6, but opened in 2003 as the M6 Toll.

Route

This article is going to focus on the originally planned route. For the finalised route, see the M6 Toll article.

The original plans was for an untolled motorway. As such, junctions were more standard roundabouts and the A38 Sutton Coldfield bypass was to be upgraded mostly online between a fork at Langley Mill and Weeford. In the Brownhills area, the route was different, running north of the A5 east of Wall Island, a short bit of online upgrade of the A5, using the passive provision for a flyover at Wall Island. These online upgrades meant junctions would be provided for the A453 at Bassetts Pole and A461 at Muckley Corner.

the northern end of the route

The northern end was also different, running further south to extend a bit further: to Featherstone on the M54 (this would have been part of the Western Orbital route). This would have meant no junction with the A460 at Wedges Mills.



A446(M)
JunctionsBassetts Pole • Churchbridge • Coleshill Interchange • Dunton Interchange • Featherstone Interchange • Langley Mill Interchange • M6 Toll JT2 • Muckley Corner • Saredon Interchange • Wall Island • Weeford Interchange
Related Pictures
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Birmingham Northern Relief Road Detailed Plan 1987 Part 1 of 10 - Coppermine - 14287.jpgBirmingham Northern Relief Road Detailed Plan 1987 Part 2 of 10 - Coppermine - 14286.jpgBirmingham Northern Relief Road Detailed Plan 1987 Part 4 of 10 - Coppermine - 14284.jpgBirmingham Northern Relief Road Plan 1987 Part 3 of 6 - Coppermine - 14275.jpgBirmingham Northern Relief Road Plan 1987 Part 6 of 6 - Coppermine - 14272.jpg
Other nearby roads
LichfieldA38 • A446 • A461 • A51 • A5127 • A5148 • A515 • A5190 • A5192 • A5206 • B5012 • B5312 (Lichfield) • E05 • M6 Toll • M600 • Ryknild Street • T16 (Britain)
BrownhillsA4124 • A452 • A461 • A5 • A5/Tamworth - Gailey • A5159 • A5195 • B4152 • B4153 • B4154 • B4155 • B5011 • E05 • E33 (London - Glasgow) • E33 (Northampton - Liverpool) • M6 Toll • M600 • T11 (Britain) • T48 (Britain) • Watling Street
CannockA34 • A455 (Birmingham - Stafford) • A460 • A4601 • A5 • A5/Tamworth - Gailey • A5190 • B4154 • B4156 • B5012 • B5013 • E05 • E33 (London - Glasgow) • E33 (Northampton - Liverpool) • E34 (Old System) • M6 Toll • M600 • T11 (Britain) • T13 (Britain) • Watling Street
WolverhamptonA4038 • A4039 • A4098 • A41 • A41/West Bromwich - Tong • A4123 • A4124 • A4126 • A4150 • A4444 • A449 • A4510 • A454 • A457 • A459 • A460 • A462 • A463 • A464 • A464 (Oaken - Nantwich) • B4155 • B4156 • B4157 • B4158 (Wolverhampton) • B4159 • B4160 (Wolverhampton) • B4161 • B4162 • B4162 (Monmore Green - Deepfields) • B4163 • B4164 (Moxley - Ocker Hill) • B4454 (Wednesfield) • B4464 • B4483 • B4484 • B4563 • B4590 • Bilston Link Motorway • C108 (Staffordshire) • C114 (Staffordshire) • C116 (Staffordshire) • C137 (Staffordshire) • C234 (Staffordshire) • C259 (Staffordshire) • C272 (Staffordshire) • C273 (Staffordshire) • C40 (Staffordshire) • C6 (Staffordshire) • E33 (London - Glasgow) • E34 (Old System) • Holyhead Road • M54 • M6 • M6 Toll • NCN81 • Northern and Western Motorway • T11 (Britain) • T14 (Britain) • T49 (Britain) • T50 (Britain) • U110 (Wolverhampton) • U111 (Wolverhampton) • U112 (Wolverhampton) • U113 (Wolverhampton) • U114 (Wolverhampton) • U115 (Wolverhampton) • U116 (Wolverhampton) • U117 (Wolverhampton) • U118 (Wolverhampton) • U119 (Wolverhampton) • U120 (Wolverhampton) • U121 (Wolverhampton) • U99 (Wolverhampton) • Western Orbital
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