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A6144(M)

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A6144(M)
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All of the A6144(M)
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An overhead view of the A6144(M) when it was still a motorway
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Carrington Spur
From:  Urmston (SJ778938)
To:  Carrington (SJ762927)
Distance:  1.2 miles (1.9 km)
Met:  M60, A6144
Now part of:  A6144
Spur Of:  M60
Traditional Counties

Cheshire • Lancashire

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A6144(M) Carrington Spur
Junction List
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M60 Start of road
- Start of road A6144
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For detailed information about this topic, see Pathetic Motorways and Roads.org.uk Motorway Database


The chopsticks sign that marked the start of the A6144(M), before the road was downgraded

The A6144(M) was a short motorway spur from the M60 (previously M63) south-west of Manchester towards the A6144 at Carrington, built so that heavy goods traffic could access the chemical and industrial works there without having to pass through the centre of Sale. The road was notorious as being the motorway built to the lowest physical standard of any in the UK. It was single-carriageway for its entire length, with one lane in each direction separated by central hatching to discourage overtaking following several head-on collisions in its early days. It ended at traffic lights, at a T-junction with the A6144 from Sale meeting another section of the A6144 and the A6144(M). Since the motorway has been downgraded, this has resulted in a T-junction where all three directions are numbered A6144.

When the M60 was widened the A6144(M)'s terminal interchange was remodelled, making it possible for large vehicles to perform a U-turn, and motorway restrictions were lifted. Trafford Borough Council, responsible for its maintenance, wished to get easier access to it for their maintenance crews without the additional red tape that a motorway entails and consequently the road was downgraded to non-primary A-road status on 24th May 2006. However, non-motorway traffic is still signposted away from the road.

The sign was rescued when the A6144(M) was downgraded

The road's single Chopsticks sign at its western end (in place from the road's opening to its downgrading) and some other items of interest are now in the hands of private collectors.


Links

Roads.org.uk

Pathetic Motorways



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Chris5156 - Coppermine - 1843.jpgA6144(M) E - Coppermine - 291.jpgManchester Motorways - Coppermine - 4000.jpgIt really doesn't have the same amount of "wowness" as the old A6144(M) ID plate, does it? - Coppermine - 6016.JPGThe new restrictions sign behind the existing 'chopsticks'. Not long left now... - Coppermine - 5926.jpg
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