Laney Green Interchange
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|Laney Green Interchange|
|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|
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.
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.
|The NORTH WEST, Stafford|
|The SOUTH, Birmingham|
|Wolverhampton, (M54) Telford|
|The SOUTH, Burntwood, M6 Toll, Cannock (A4601)|
|Willenhall, Walsall (B4210)|