Ansty Interchange

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Ansty Interchange
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On the loop between the M69 and M6
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Location
Coventry
County
Warwickshire
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Unique
Roads Joined
M6, M69, A46, A4600, B4065
Junctions related to the A4600
A4053 J3

Ansty Interchange is junction 2 on the M6 to the north of Coventry. It links the M69, A46, A4600 and B4065 to the M6.

History

Early designs for the link with the M69 and Coventry Eastern Bypass. Both were rejected.
The junction opened with the M6 in 1971 as a simple Roundabout interchange which connected the M6 to the A46. Before opening there were plans to replace the A46 between Coventry and Leicester with a motorway and provide an eastern bypass for Coventry. This would involve making alterations to a junction that wasn't yet open. Initial options for improving the junction were a three level roundabout interchange and a limited access interchange with freeflow connections to the M69 from the M6 west and the now A4600 from Coventry. Both these designs made use of all or part of the existing planned roundabout but they were found to be inadequate for the expected traffic flows. The M69 was planned to be built ahead of the eastern bypass so it would dump all its traffic at the junction. A better design was eventually chosen and built.

As previously mentioned, the junction originally opened as a roundabout interchange in 1971. The M69 was built in 1977 and the junction was altered to provide the movements required with stubs at the southern end of the M69 ready to accept the eastern bypass. The eastern bypass duly arrived in 1989. Traffic levels started rising and increasing congestion at the junction resulted in extra lanes and traffic lights added in 2009.

The connection between the A46 towards Coventry and the main roundabout was at one point provided via a half-dumbbell (which, despite the two roundabouts, acted like a fork junction, as only two movements were useful; parts of the roundabout could not usefully be driven on). At some point in 2010, this was converted into a signalised half-diamond to improve access to Ansty Business Park. This leads to an unusual situation in which a pair of roundabouts were constructed to allow for future expansion, but then removed later on as a consequence of the expansion.

Routes

Route To Notes

M6

(M1) London
(A14) Rugby

M6

The NORTH WEST
Coventry (N)
Nuneaton
Birmingham

M69

The NORTH (M1)
Leicester
Hinckley

A46

(M40)
Coventry (E & S)
Warwick

A4600

Coventry (N & Cent)
Walsgrave Hospital
Former A46

B4065

Wolvey, Ansty Former A46

Strip Maps



Ansty Interchange
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Junctions on the M6
PresentM1 J19 Catthorpe • 1 Junction 1 • 2 Ansty • 3 Exhall • 3A/4 Coleshill • 4A Water Orton • 5 Castle Bromwich • 6 Gravelly Hill • 7 Great Barr • 8 Ray Hall • 9 Wednesbury • 10 Bentley • 10A Essington • 11 Laney Green • 11A Saredon • 12 Gailey • 13 Dunston • 14 Creswell • 15 Hanchurch • 16 Barthomley • 17 Sandbach • 18 Middlewich • 19 Tabley • 20 Lymm • 21 Woolston • 21A Croft • 22 Winwick • 23 Haydock Island • 24 Junction 24 • 25 Bryn • 26 Orrell • 27 Junction 27 • 28 Leyland • 29 Bamber Bridge • 30 Blacow Bridge • 31 Samlesbury • 31A Haighton • 32 Broughton • 33 Hampson Green • 34 Lune Valley • 35 Carnforth • 36 Crooklands • 37 Killington • 38 Tebay • 39 Shap • 40 Skirsgill • 41 Catterlen • 42 Golden Fleece • 43 Rosehill • 44 Kingstown • 45 Guards Mill
Former32A Broughton Roundabout • 35A Keer Level Roundabout
Unbuilt"6A" Perry Barr • "10A" Short Heath • "14A" M6 "Expressway" • "14A" M64 • "15A" M6 "Expressway" • "16A" M6 "Expressway" • "27A" Euxton • "33A" "Junction 33A"
Unenacted Extension to Glasgow"46" Gretna • "47" Kirkpatrick Fleming • "48" Eaglesfield • "49" Ecclefechan • "50" Lockerbie South • "51" Lockerbie North • "52" Johnstonebridge • "53" Beattock • "54" Elvanfoot & Crawford • "55" Abington • "56" Millbank • "57" Poniel • "58" Wellburn • "59" M74 Junction 9 • "60" Canderside Toll • "61" Larkhall • "62" Hamilton • "63" Raith • "64" Maryville • "65" Daldowie • "66" Carmyle Avenue • "67" Fullarton Road • "68" Cambuslang Road • "69" Polmadie Road • "70" Kingston
M6 TollColeshill • T1 Dunton • T2 Junction T2 • T3 Langley Mill • T4 Weeford • T5 Wall Island • T6 Brownhills  • T7 Churchbridge • T8 Wedges Mills • 11A Saredon
Junctions on the M69
M6 (2) Ansty  • 1 Stretton Baskerville  • 2 Hinckley  • 3 Whetstone
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Newark - CleethorpesWinthorpe • Halfway House Roundabout • Hykeham Roundabout • Whisby Crossroads • Doddington Roundabout • Skellingthorpe Roundabout • Carholme Roundabout • Riseholme Roundabout • Caistor Top • Laceby Crossroads • Cottagers Plot • Bradley Crossroads • Nun's Corner • Fryston Corner  • Love Lane Corner • Isaac's Hill Roundabout