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Coleshill Interchange

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Coleshill Interchange
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Location
Coleshill
County
Warwickshire
Highway Authority
Highways England • Warwickshire
Junction Type
Modified Roundabout Interchange + 3/4 Trumpet + 2 Forks
Roads Joined
M6, M6 Toll, M42, A446
Junctions related to the A446
The A446 roundabout was constructed prior to the M6
The original layout of the junction did not include the extended sliproads that are now a feature

Coleshill Interchange is a large interchange complex to the north east of Birmingham.

It forms junction 3A and junction 4 of the M6, junction 7, junction 7A and junction 7B of the M42, as well as the southeastern terminus of the M6 Toll. Some movements cannot be performed here, which are done at Water Orton Interchange.

The junction 4 roundabout was originally constructed prior to the M6 in the area, meaning that for a while there was simply a roundabout in the middle of the A446. This was then completed, and fully opened in 1972 along with the mainline of the M6 through the junction, and with standard length sliproads at all arms.

Shortly afterwards, construction started on the M42 through the junction area, and the M6 eastbound exit sliproad was extended in length to move it to out of the way of the new looped sliproad from M42 northbound to M6 eastbound. This was done in order to cut down on the amount of weaving that would take place over a very short length of roadway. The M6 westbound exit sliproad to the roundabout was also lengthened, and modified to include the additional sliproad to the M42 southbound. At this time, the M42 ended on a temporary terminus just to the north of the M6, evidence of which can be seen today in the form of closed sliproads.

In late 1985, the M42 was extended northwards, closing the temporary terminus, but otherwise leaving the junction complex relatively unchanged.

Finally, the junction evolved into its present form when in 2003, the M6 Toll opened, linking to the M6 and forming a multiplex with M42.


Routes

Route To Notes

M6

The NORTH WEST, Birmingham (Central,E,N&W)

M6

London (N & E) (M1), Coventry (N & E)

M6 Toll

The N. WEST signed multiplexed with M42 (N)

M42

The N. EAST (M1), Tamworth signed multiplexed with M6 Toll

M42

The SOUTH WEST (M5), London (S & W) (M40), Coventry (S & W), B'ham (S), Solihull, N.E.C & Airport

A446

Lichfield, Coleshill, N.E.C, Business Park, Marston Green, Chelmsey Wood

A446

(M42), Coventry, Warwick, N.E.C, Business Park, Trading Centre, Birmingham Airport





Coleshill 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 M42 and A42
M42M5 (4A) Catshill • 1 Harvester Island • 2 Hopwood Park • 3 Portway Island • 3A Umberslade • 4 Monkspath • 5 Copt Hill • 6 Bickenhill • 7 & 7A Coleshill • 8 Water Orton • 8A & 9 Dunton • 10 Junction 10 • 11 Appleby Magna
A4211 Appleby Magna • 12 Measham Road • 13 Flagstaff • 14 Junction 14 • M1 (23A) Finger Farm Roundabout
M42 Stanton Route12 M42 J12 • 13 M42 J13 • 14 M42 J14 • 15 M42 J15 • 16 M42 J16 • 17 M42 J17
M42 Lydiate Ash LinkM5 (4) Lydiate Ash