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Highway Authority
Highways England • Staffordshire • Midland Expressway
Junction Type
Magic Gyratory variant
Roads Joined
M6 Toll, A5, A34, A460
Junctions related to the A460
Brereton Roundabout • Cat Roundabout • Elephant and Castle (Wolverhampton) • Featherstone Interchange • Globe Island • Laney Green Interchange • Longford Island • Princes Square • Queen's Square (Cannock) • Scotlands Island • Wedges Mills Interchange
Junctions related to the M6 Toll
Brownhills Interchange • Coleshill Interchange • Dunton Interchange • Hanchurch Interchange • Langley Mill Interchange • M6 J14A (M6 Toll) • M6 J15A • M6 J16A • M6 Toll JT2 • Saredon Interchange • Tabley Interchange • Wall Island • Wedges Mills Interchange • Weeford Interchange

Churchbridge is junction T7 of the M6 Toll.

Churchbridge is a Magic Gyratory variant to the southeast of the former mining town of Cannock, Staffordshire. The present junction was built as part of the M6 Toll construction, and replaced a string of three roundabouts.

It is a combination of a three-roundabout Magic Gyratory, and a dumb-bell, with one of the roundabouts being part of both junctions.

It is located at the junction of four major routes:

It is slightly unusual in that the junction is managed by three different bodies:

  • Highways England manage the through route along A5 and so manage the three roundabouts directly along the A5 route, as well as the links between
  • Staffordshire Council manage the northernmost roundabout, and the links from this roundabout to the remainder of the junction
  • Midland Expressway manage the slip roads to and from M6 Toll


Cannock area in 1920, including Churchbridge

The junction was originally a relatively simple staggered junction between A5 and A34, though extra complexity was added by the presence of a railway line and a canal within the junction area. The canal and the associated Churchbridge Locks was filled in during the 1960s, though the railway line is still in use today.

During the 1980s, the Cannock Eastern Bypass was constructed, and the A460 was brought into the junction layout to the north, with the former route through Cannock Town Centre becoming A4601, and a multiplex with A5 through Bridgetown created. At this point, the junction was redesigned with three small roundabouts:

This junction layout was known locally as "The Silly Isles", as the majority of traffic needed to pass through the central roundabout in the system, causing long traffic delays.

The layout was then altered to the present form in 2002-3, with the addition of M6 Toll and the A460 for traffic towards Wolverhampton. Whilst much improved over its previous form, there are still large tailbacks at busy times, but as there is no single dominant flow of traffic, any further improvements are unlikely to be easily attained.

In 2015 traffic signals were added to three of the roundabouts, some of the approaches were widened and the northernmost M6 Toll roundabout was converted into a teardrop; whilst in late 2018 work started on widening the links between the northern roundabout and the remainder of the junction to dual carriageway.


Route To Notes

M6 Toll

The SOUTH, Burntwood






Cannock town centre








Walsall now part of A34


Cannock now part of A34


The SOUTH, Burntwood administrative number for M6 Toll


The SOUTH, Burntwood provisional number for M6 Toll

Other nearby junctions
CannockBeecroft Island • Cat Roundabout • Cross Keys Island • Five Ways (Heath Hayes) • Gailey Interchange • Laney Green Interchange • Longford Island • Pottal Pool • Queen's Square (Cannock) • Saredon Interchange • The Turf • Wedges Mills Interchange
Junctions on the A5
London - CrickMarble Arch • Marylebone Flyover • Staples Corner • Canons Corner • Brockley • Elstree Crossroads • Park Street • King Harry • Peahen Crossroads • Friars Wash • Dunstable Crossroads • Chalk Hill Rdbt • M1 Junction 11A • Thorn Rdbt • Hockliffe Crossroads • Sheeps Lane Rdbt • Little Brickhill • Caldecotte • Redmoor • Portway • Abbey Hill • Old Stratford Rdbt • Tove Rdbt • Weedon Crossroads • Watford Crossroads • Kilsby • Halfway House Rdbt • DIRFT Rugby North Rdbt
Crick - TamworthCrick • DIRFT Rugby East Rdbt • DIRFT Rugby North Rdbt • Gibbet Rdbt • Cross in Hand • High Cross • Smockington Hollow • Stretton Baskerville • Sketchley Rdbt • Dodwells Rdbt • Longshoot • Higham Rdbt • Red Gate • Mancetter Rdbt • Holly Lane Rdbt • Grendon Rdbt • Dordon Rdbt • M42 Junction 10
Tamworth-TelfordM42 Junction 10 • Centurion • Glascote • Ventura Park • Mile Oak • Weeford • Wall Island • Muckley Corner • Rising Sun • The Turf • Churchbridge • Longford Island • Gailey Interchange • Gailey Island • Pickmere Roundabout • Limekiln Bank Rdbt • Priorslee Rdbt • Priorslee Interchange • Hollinswood
Telford-OswestryHollinswood • Forge • Cluddley • Preston Island • Emstrey Island • Bayston Hill Rdbt • Edgebold Rdbt • Woodcote Rdbt • Churncote Rdbt • Felton Butler Rdbt • Wolfshead Rdbt • Queens Head Junction
Oswestry-HolyheadQueens Head Junction • Mile End Rdbt • Whittington Rdbt • Five Crosses • Gledrid Rdbt • Halton Rdbt • Whitehurst Rdbt • Llys y Gwynt • Antelope Rdbt • Anglesey Arms • Carreg Bran • Glan Menai • Nant Turnpike • Dalar Hir • Caergeiliog
Junctions on the A34
Winchester - WendleburyWinnall • Kings Worthy • Three Maids Hill • Bullington Cross • Tufton • Litchfield • Beacon Hill • Tot Hill • Andover Road • Speen • Donnington • Chieveley Interchange • Beedon • East Ilsley • West Ilsley • Chilton • Milton • Marcham • Lodge Hill • Hinksey Hill • South Hinksey • Botley • Peartree • Kidlington • Islip • Weston-on-the-Green • Wendlebury
Oxford - Solihull (former)Wolvercote Roundabout • Peartree Interchange • Peartree Hill Roundabout • Southcombe • Monkspath
       Solihull - Salford       Monkspath • Camp Hill Circus • Lancaster Circus • New Town Row • The Scott Arms • Great Barr • Churchbridge • Queen's Square • Beecroft Island • Pottal Pool • Weeping Cross • Creswell • Aston Roundabout • Darlaston Inn Roundabout • Grosvenor Roundabout • Hanford • Blackfriars Roundabout • Knutton Lane Roundabout • Milehouse Roundabout • Wolstanton Roundabout • Talke • Red Bull Crossroads • Monks Heath Crossroads • Gilbent • Kingsway Interchange • Sackville Street Junction