A601(M)

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A601(M)
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From: Carnforth (SD508719)
To: Over Kellet (SD508700)
Length: 1.3 miles (2.1 km)
Meets:  A6, M6, B6254
Former Number(s): M6
Highway Authorities

Lancashire

Traditional Counties

Lancashire

Route outline (key)
A601(M) Carnforth - Over Kellet
Junction List
Junc Southbound Northbound
- B6254 Start of Motorway
35 M6 M6
35a Start of Motorway A6
This article is about the motorway in Lancashire.
For the all-purpose A601 Derby Inner Ring Road, see A601
.
For the original A601 which ran between Luton on the A6 and Bourn Bridge on the A11 and is now part of the A505, see A601 (Luton - Bourn Bridge).
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For detailed information about this topic, see CBRD Motorway Database and Pathetic Motorways

Route

The single carriageway section of the A601(M)

The A601(M) is a short motorway in Lancashire, essentially forming a bypass of Carnforth. The northern section of the motorway from J35 to J35A was formerly part of the M6 Lancaster Bypass, whilst the southern section is unusual.


As of 2018 there are plans for a large amount of development on the west side of the A601(M). The effects of this would be to incorporate a new roundabout into the northern section and a T-junction in the southern section. The motorway would require downgrading, presumably to an all purpose route.

Unusual Features

Built to serve the Over Kellet quarries, the southern section is single carriageway with a single lane in each direction and is therefore one of the narrowest motorways in the United Kingdom. Despite this, the speed limit on the road is the standard motorway limit of 70mph.

The reason for the choice of the number A601(M) is highly unclear. No separate number was used until the single carriageway section was built.

Opening Dates

For detailed information about this section, see CBRD Motorway Database: A601(M) Timeline

Links



A601(M)
JunctionsCarnforth Interchange • Keer Level Roundabout
ServicesCarnforth truckstop
Related Pictures
View gallery (11)
A601(M) Northbound on Southern Section - Coppermine - 2136.jpgEnd of the A601(M) Single Carriageway at the junction with the B6254 - Coppermine - 2060.jpgM6 J35 before and after! - Coppermine - 20746.JPGStart of the A601(M)Truckhaven (C) Bill Boaden - Geograph - 3875010.jpg
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