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|M54, A5, B4379|
Crackleybank Interchange was a planned junction on the unbuilt northern route of the M54.
In 1970 there were three possible routes for the M54 which had been narrowed down to two soon afterwards. These were the southern route as built and the northern route. Plans for the northern route show a junction at the A5/B4379 crossroads. The junction would allow all movements apart from access to the M54 east which would be accomplished by using the A5 to Pickmere Roundabout.
In 1972 Crackleybank Interchange was omitted from the proposals due to a number of reasons including cost, loss of property, visual intrusion and the close spacing of junctions between Knowlbank Interchange and Pickmere Roundabout which falls below the recommended minimum distances. As a result all future plans for the M54 northern route would have it pass below the B4379 rather than above it. The proposals for Pickmere Roundabout were also modified to allow all movements to be made from that junction.