Friars Wash

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Friars Wash
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Location
Flamstead
County
Hertfordshire
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Folded Dumbell
Roads Joined
M1, A5183
Junctions related to the A5183
Batchwood Roundabout • Brockley Interchange • Dunstable Crossroads • Elstree Crossroads • King Harry Junction • Park Street Roundabout • Peahen Crossroads

Friars Wash Interchange forms junction 9 of the M1 and was originally built in 1959 to provide access between the M1 and A5 trunk road.


History

The interchange was designed, alongside the remainder of M1 junctions 5 to 10 and the M10 by Hertfordshire County Council, using the Owen Williams bridge design adopted for the entire M1 from junctions 5 to 18. The original layout was essentially that which can be seen today, except that the slip roads met the A5 at a T junction rather than at roundabouts.

At one time the interchange had two northbound on-slips, one taking westbound A5 traffic round a 270 degree loop along the sliproad that exists today, and the other situated north of the A5 carrying eastbound A5 traffic turning left onto the M1.

The southbound sliproad junction with the A5 situated to the east of the motorway was upgraded to a roundabout (date unknown butnot later than 1990), however the northbound slip roads remained unchanged until the 1993 scheme to widen the northbound M1 from junctions 9-10.

As part of this contract, the northern northbound off-slip was permanently closed and removed. A new roundabout was built west of the M1 to enable all traffic to use the southern northbound on-slip to access the motorway. The original Owen Williams bridge was widened to accommodate an additional lane above.

Further modifications were made when the M1 junction 6A to 10 widening scheme was built. The Owen Williams bridge was widened slightly to the east, and a new bridge built alongside to carry the realigned southbound on-slip.

As of the 10th May 2017, junction 11A was opened as part of the M1-A5 link road, with this link road now being numbered the A5. The existing route through Dunstable has now been renumbered as the continuation of the A5183.


Routes

Route To Notes

M1

The NORTH

M1

London

A5

Dunstable, Whipsnade (B4540)

A5183

St Albans, Redbourn 7.5 Ton weight limit, formerly A5

A5183

Dunstable, Thorn formley A5, multiplexes with A505 in Dunstable
Kinsbourne Green Watery Lane

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Junctions on the M1
Marble Arch • Hampstead • 1 Staples Corner • 2 Fiveways • Scratchwood • 4 Brockley • Bushey • 5 Berrygrove • 6 Waterdale • 6A Chiswell • 7 Beechtrees • 8 Breakspears • 9 Friars Wash • 10 Pepperstock; (10A Kidney Wood) • 11 Junction 11 • 11A Chalton • 12 Toddington • 13 Ridgemont • 14 Broughton • 15 Collingtree • 15A Rothersthorpe • 16 Kislingbury • 17 Kilsby • 18 Crick • 19 Catthorpe • 20 Misterton • 21 Whetstone • 21A Kirby Muxloe • 22 Markfield • 23 Shepshed • Long Whatton • 23A Finger Farm • 24 Kegworth • 24A Warren Lane • 25 Sandiacre • M42 • 26 Nuthall • 27 Junction 27 • 28 Pinxton • 29 Heath • 29A Duckmanton • 30 Barlborough • 31 Aston • 32 Thurcroft • 33 Catcliffe • 34 Tinsley • 35 Thorpe Hesley • 35A Tankersley • 36 Birdwell • 37 Dodworth • 38 Haigh • 39 Durkar • 40 Flushdyke • Kirkhamgate • 41 Carrgate • 42 Lofthouse • 43 Belle Isle • 44 Rothwell Haigh • 45 East Leeds Link • 46 Austhorpe • 47 Parlington • 48 Hook Moor
Former Leeds city section: 43 Stourton • 44 Belle Isle • 45 Tunstall • 46 Hunslet • 47 Holbeck
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