Lawrence Weston Interchange
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|Lawrence Weston Interchange|
|Roads Joined :||M5, M49, A4, B4054|
|Junctions on the M49|
|Junctions on the B4054|
The Lawrence Weston Interchange is a complex junction between the M5, M49 and Avonmouth Spur, which leads to the A4. For the M5, it is J18, and has no junction number on the M49. The interchange itself is free-flow and all movements are possible except for vehicles travelling to or from M49 to the M5 (north).
The junction opened in 1969 as a simple trumpet when the M5 was built, and acted as a temporary terminus until the Avonmouth Bridge opened in 1974. It became the current complicated arrangement when the M49 was built as part of the Second Severn Crossing scheme which opened in June 1996.
|The MIDLANDS, London (M4 E), Chepstow (M48)|
|The SOUTH WEST, Weston-s-Mare, Exeter, R. Portbury Dock|
|SOUTH WALES, Cardiff, Newport (M4 W)||via M4|
|City centre, Bristol Airport (A38), Park and Ride, Portview, Avon Riverside & Avonbank Ind. Estates|
|Avonmouth Docks & Trading Estate, Aust, Severn Beach (A403), Avonmouth Village|
|Shirehampton, Avonbridge Trading Estate|