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Featherstone Interchange

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Featherstone Interchange
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Location
Featherstone
County
Staffordshire
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Roundabout Interchange
Roads Joined
M54, A460
Junctions related to the A460
Brereton Roundabout • Cat Roundabout • Churchbridge • Elephant and Castle (Wolverhampton) • Laney Green Interchange • Longford Island • Princes Square • Queen's Square (Cannock) • Scotlands Island • Wedges Mills Interchange

Featherstone Interchange is junction 1 of the M54, and is located to the north of Wolverhampton, Staffordshire.

It opened in 1983, and forms part of the shortest distance between three junctions on separate motorways. Along A460, Featherstone Interchange on M54, Laney Green Interchange on M6 and Wedges Mills Interchange on M6 Toll are around two miles apart in total.

It is often thought to be strangely signed westbound, as exits along M54 state "Cannock A460", with no mention of Wolverhampton. The only way of accessing the westbound carriageway of M54 at this point is by leaving the M6 at junction 10A and in order to reach Cannock from this interchange, traffic must recross the M6 at junction 11. This may be in order to encourage traffic to use junction 2 in order to access Wolverhampton city centre, as the relevant section of A449 is of a much higher quality than that of A460.

History

Whilst the junction layout is unchanged from its opening, the dual carriageway section of A460 immediately to the south also opened at the same time, and the earlier road ran just to the west of the present route. There is, therefore, some abandoned sections where the surface is intact but inaccessible to all traffic with the exception of pedestrians and cyclists.

A bypass for the section of A460 to the north of the junction has been proposed as part of the M54 - M6 Toll Link Road (which may or may not hold motorway status), and the junction is designed to allow for this to connect in the northeast quadrant of the roundabout.

Routes

Route To Notes

M54

Telford

M54

Birmingham (M6)

A460

M6 N (M6 Toll), Cannock

A460

Wolverhampton

A446(M)

The SOUTH, Stafford (M6), Cannock



Featherstone Interchange
MiscellaneousM54 to M6 Toll Link
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M54 Motorway at junction 1, westbound - Geograph - 2246063.jpg
Other nearby junctions
WolverhamptonAnson Junction • Battlefield Roundabout (Wolverhampton) • Bentley Interchange • Bentley Junction • Bilston Street Island • Bowmans Harbour Island • Broad Street Junction • Bull Ring (Sedgley) • Bushbury Island • Chapel Ash Island • Coseley Road Island • Coven Heath Interchange • Coven Roundabouts • Elephant and Castle (Wolverhampton) • Essington Interchange • Fighting Cocks • Five Ways (Dunstall Park, Wolverhampton) • Five Ways (Merry Hill, Wolverhampton) • Five Ways (Wolverhampton City Centre) • Five Ways (Wolverhampton) • Fox Crossroads • Gailey Interchange • Gailey Island • Goodyear Island • Horseley Fields Junction • Keyway Junction • Laney Green Interchange • Lloyd Hill Roundabout • Merrills Hall Island • Moxley Junction • Neachells Lane Island • New Cross Junction • New Invention Island • Oxford Street Island • Penn Road Island • Pickmere Roundabout • Portobello Island • Princes Square • Queen Square (Wolverhampton) • Saredon Interchange • Scotlands Island • Short Heath Interchange • Snow Hill Junction • Spring Vale Island • Stafford Street Junction • Standeford Crossroads • The Lunt Junction • Three Tuns Junction • Tong Interchange • Victoria Square • Vine Island Junction • Vulcan Road Island • Waterloo Road Junction • Western Way Interchange
Junctions on the M54
M6 (10A) Essington  • 1 Featherstone  • 2 Coven Heath  • 3 Tong  • 4 Castle Farm  • 5 Priorslee  • 5 Forge  • 6 Ketley Dingle  • 7 Cluddley