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|One of the proposed junction locations|
Euxton Interchange was a planned junction that has been proposed on two separate occasions.
Original M6 scheme
The original 1950s proposal was for a folded diamond at the junction of a realigned Runshaw Lane. This was the intended location for a junction serving Chorley and Leyland. Junction 28 wasn't thought of until later. By the 1960s the location at Leyland was considered more suitable and the Euxton site was dropped.
Central Lancashire New Town
In the late 1960s the area between Preston and Chorley was designated a new town. A road network was planned included the Western Primary which would have crossed the M6 near Euxton. By 1974 plans were developed which was to be a roundabout interchange at Dawbers Lane. There was however a clash of interest between the Central Lancashire Development Corporation and the Department of the Environment concerning additional motorway junctions as it could encourage local journeys onto the M6. DoE insisted that Junction 28 should close upon opening of the new junction. None of this was to happen as plans for the new town were scaled back and no new junction was ever built.