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Chelston Interchange

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Chelston Interchange
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M5, Junction 26 (C) N Chadwick - Geograph - 3317777.jpg
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Location
West Buckland
County
Somerset
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Roundabout Interchange
Roads Joined
M5, A38

The Chelston Interchange is junction 26 of the M5. It is the main access for the town of Wellington, Somerset to the motorway. It is also signposted to Taunton for northbound traffic, as it is considerably easier to reach parts of the county town from here than to deal with the often congested Blackbrook Roundabout further north. The A38 present here is a spur, and links back to the mainline at this roundabout's older sibling, Chelston Roundabout. The spur was until recently an S3 road, but was altered to S2+1 in 2009.

This junction also served for one year as a temporary terminus for the M5, as the section between here and junction 27 was one of the last to be built.

Previous SABRE research found a line of bore holes from this junction, leading along the A38 spur, that were dug for part of the A361 North Devon Link Road project. No further evidence of this line for the NDLR has been found, suggesting the plans were dropped very early on.

Routes

Route To Notes

M5

The Midlands, London, Bristol

M5

The South West, Exeter

A38

Taunton, Wellington, Ford Street Spur to mainline A38, was largely S3 until 2009
West Buckland
Blackmoor, Ruggin Also leads to Chelston Maintainence Depot



Chelston Interchange
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Junctions on the M5
M6 (8) Ray Hall • 1 West Bromwich • 2 Oldbury • 3 Quinton • 4 Lydiate Ash • 4A Catshill • 5 Rashwood • 6 Warndon • 7 Crookbarrow • 8 Strensham • 9 Ashchurch • 10 Piffs Elm • 11 Golden Valley • 11A Brockworth • 12 Junction 12 • 13 Stroudwater • 14 Falfield • 15 Almondsbury • 16 Almondsbury Rdbt • 17 Cribbs Causeway • 18 & 18A Lawrence Weston • 19 Gordano • 20 Clevedon • 21 St Georges • 22 Edithmead • 23 Dunball • 24 Huntworth • 25 Blackbrook • Black Brook • 26 Chelston • 27 Tiverton Parkway • 28 Cullompton • 29 Sowton • 30 Sandygate • 31 Pearce's Hill
Junctions on the A38
Bodmin - ExeterCallywith • Toll Gate House • Carminow Cross • Turfdown Roundabout • Twelvewoods Roundabout • Looe Mills • Moorswater • Island Shop • Lean Quarry • Menheniot • Trerulefoot Roundabout • Notter Bridge • Stoketon Cross • Latchbrook • Carkeel Roundabout • Saltash Town • St Budeaux • Weston Mill • Manadon • Forder Valley • Marsh Mills • Deep Lane • Voss Farm • Smithaleigh • Lee Mill • Westover • Wrangaton Cross • Woodpecker • Marley Head • Drybridge • Lower Dean • Dart Bridge • Peartree • Linhay Hill • Goodstone Cross • Drumbridges • Clay Lane • Chudleigh Station • Harcombe • Haldon • Splatford Split • Kennford • Wobbly Wheel • Pearce's Hill • Cullumpton
Tiverton - BristolTiverton Parkway • Waterloo Cross • Maiden Down • Perry Elm Roundabout • Chelston Roundabout • Chelston • Creech Castle • Walford Cross • Huntworth • Cross Rifles Roundabout • Dunball Roundabout • Edithmead • Cornhill • East Brent Roundabout • Cross • Churchill Gate Crossroads • Barrow Tanks • Lime Kiln Roundabout • Bedminster Bridge
Bristol - BirminghamSt James Barton • Filton Roundabout • Aztec West • Almondsbury Roundabout • Cross Keys Roundabout • Waterwells Roundabout • Wall's Roundabout • Coombe Hill • Gupshill Roundabout • Twyning • Rashwood • Slideshow Island • Harvester Island • Lydiate Ash • The Black Horse Junction • The Isaac Tongue Junction • Belgrave Interchange • Holloway Circus  • Paradise Circus  • St Chads Circus  • Lancaster Circus  • Dartmouth Circus • Park Circus
Birmingham - MansfieldGravelly Hill • Salford Circus • Birches Green • The Norton Crossroads • Tyburn House Island • Minworth Island • Langely Mill • Bassetts Pole • Weeford • Swinfen • Streethay • Hillards Cross • Barton Turn • Branston Junction • Clay Mills • Toyota Island • Findern • Kingsway Roundabout • Markeaton Island • Palm Court Island • Little Eaton Roundabout • Coxbench • Hartshay • Alfreton • Pinxton