Short Heath Interchange
|Short Heath Interchange|
|Location Map ( geo)|
|M6 • A4124|
|Junctions related to the A4124|
|Bentley Bridge Island • Bowmans Harbour Island • Broad Street Junction • Brownhills Bridge • Merrills Hall Island • Neachells Lane Island • New Cross Junction • New Invention Island • Princes Square • The Fingerpost|
Short Heath Interchange was a proposed junction located to the northeast of Wolverhampton on A4124 that was shown on early plans for the M6 dating from the late 1950s. It was soon abandoned due to the close proximity of other junctions in the area. It was also extremely close to the proposed location of Essington services just to the north.
With hindsight it was a wise decision as an additional junction in the area nowadays would exacerbate the congestion this section of M6 regularly sees.
The M6 overbridge at the junction location has additional width for A4124 running beneath. However, this is in connection with a former long-cancelled proposal for dualling of A4124, and not directly related to the former junction proposal which was cancelled before the construction of M6 in the area began.
|The NORTH WEST, Stafford|
|The SOUTH, Birmingham|