Carnforth Interchange

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Carnforth Interchange
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Location
Carnforth
County
Lancashire
Highway Authority
Highways England • Lancashire
Junction Type
Roundabout Interchange
Roads Joined
M6, A601(M)
Junctions related to the A601(M)
Keer Level Roundabout

Junction 35 of both the M6 and A601(M) is a motorway junction serving Carnforth.

When the M6 Lancaster bypass was first opened in 1960, there was nothing here but a "temporary bend", a bridge over the Lancaster Canal (with two separate decks, one for each carriageway), and a change in width of the central reservation. (To the south it was wide enough to allow a third lane to be added to each carriageway, to the north-west not). Accidents on the bend caused the "sharp bend ahead" sign to be trialled here.

A roundabout interchange was created here when the mainline was extended north, opening in 1970. The former north end of the bypass became a spur. A new canal bridge was built for the southbound carriageway of the spur, leaving the former southbound deck unused. A footbridge over the M6 mainline a short distance to the south was demolished as it was incompatible with the new slip roads.

Later a single carriageway link, with motorway status, was built, connecting the east side of the roundabout to the nearby B6254, to enable quarry traffic to bypass Carnforth village. This and the old north-westerly spur were given the number A601(M), which is odd as the A601 is quite elsewhere.

Routes

Route To Notes

M6

The North, Kendal, Barrow (A6)

M6

The South, Lancaster, Preston, Blackpool

A601(M)

Morecambe, Carnforth, Milnthorpe, Services formerly M6

A601(M)

Kirkby Lonsdale (B6254), Over Kellet Quarries white signs, A601(M) number not signed

Furness
Link

Barrow-in-Furness, Morecambe, Carnforth, Milnthorpe along A601(M)

M6

Morecambe, Carnforth, Milnthorpe, Services now A601(M)



Carnforth Interchange
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