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Laney Green Interchange
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Location
Laney Green
County
Staffordshire
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Roundabout Interchange
Roads Joined
M6, A460, A462
Junctions related to the A460
Brereton Roundabout • Cat Roundabout • Churchbridge • Elephant and Castle (Wolverhampton) • Featherstone Interchange • Longford Island • Princes Square • Queen's Square (Cannock) • Scotlands Island • Wedges Mills Interchange
Junctions related to the A462
New Invention Island

Laney Green Interchange is junction 11 of the M6, and is located between Wolverhampton and Cannock. It opened in March 1966, and for a period of six months formed the southern terminus of M6.

It is one of the most poorly signposted rural junction on the motorway network. Northbound, the first signage is at 2/3 mile, due to the presence of Hilton Park services, whilst the first southbound signage was located at 1/3 mile, due to the presence of Junction 11A from the opening of the M6 Toll until late 2015 when extra signage was installed.

It also forms part of the shortest distance between three junctions on separate motorways. Along A460, Featherstone Interchange on M54, Laney Green Interchange on M6 and Wedges Mills Interchange on M6 Toll are around two miles apart in total.

History

The site of Laney Green Interchange in the early 1960s

Before the arrival of M6 in the area, the site of Laney Green Interchange was, as might be expected, the location of a junction between A460 and A462, although the junction layout is not what might be expected.

The A460 from Wolverhampton continued along the line of Mill Lane to the northwest of the junction, before meeting a T-junction at the location of the current 90 degree turn in Mill Lane. It then turned to the right at this junction, before meeting a further T-junction just inside the northeastern corner of the present roundabout, where the A460 turned northeast towards Cannock whilst the A462 commenced its southwards journey towards Willenhall.

The junction remained in its original form until the opening of M6 Toll to the north in 2003, when the junction was remodelled with the offline upgrade of A460 to a dual carriageway, with the original line of the road being connected to the A462 to the south of the junction. At the same time, traffic lights were installed upon the roundabout.

Originally it was called Shareshill Interchange.

Routes

Route To Notes

M6

The NORTH WEST, Stafford

M6

The SOUTH, Birmingham

A460

Wolverhampton, (M54) Telford

A460

The SOUTH, Burntwood, M6 Toll, Cannock (A4601)

A462

Willenhall, Walsall (B4210)



Laney Green Interchange
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Other nearby junctions
WolverhamptonAnson Junction • Battlefield Roundabout (Wolverhampton) • Bentley Bridge Island • Bentley Interchange • Bentley Junction • Bilston Street Island • Bowmans Harbour Island • Broad Street Junction • Bull Ring (Sedgley) • Bushbury Island • Chapel Ash Island • Coseley Road Island • Coven Heath Interchange • Coven Roundabouts • Elephant and Castle (Wolverhampton) • Essington Interchange • Featherstone Interchange • Fighting Cocks • Five Ways (Dunstall Park, Wolverhampton) • Five Ways (Merry Hill, Wolverhampton) • Five Ways (Wolverhampton City Centre) • Five Ways (Wolverhampton) • Fox Crossroads • Gailey Interchange • Gailey Island • Goodyear Island • Horseley Fields Junction • Keyway Junction • Lloyd Hill Roundabout • Merrills Hall Island • Moxley Junction • Neachells Lane Island • New Cross Junction • New Invention Island • Oxford Street Island • Penn Road Island • Pickmere Roundabout • Portobello Island • Princes Square • Queen Square (Wolverhampton) • Saredon Interchange • Scotlands Island • Short Heath Interchange • Snow Hill Junction • Spring Vale Island • Stafford Street Junction • Standeford Crossroads • The Lunt Junction • Three Tuns Junction • Tong Interchange • Victoria Square • Vine Island Junction • Vulcan Road Island • Waterloo Road Junction • Western Way Interchange
CannockBeecroft Island • Cat Roundabout • Churchbridge • Cross Keys Island • Five Ways (Heath Hayes) • Gailey Interchange • Longford Island • Pottal Pool • Queen's Square (Cannock) • Saredon Interchange • The Turf • Wedges Mills Interchange
Junctions on the M6
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Former32A Broughton Roundabout • 35A Keer Level Roundabout
Unbuilt"6A" Perry Barr • "10A" Short Heath • "14A" M6 "Expressway" • "14A" M64 • "15A" M6 "Expressway" • "16A" M6 "Expressway" • "27A" Euxton • "33A" "Junction 33A"
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