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M69 - M6 Junction - Geograph - 200081.jpg
M69 - M6 Junction
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M69 at Ansty
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M69 'Enderby Split' - This is where the M69 hangs a left. This would have left the mainline to fly over the towards the M1, but was never built

Leicester Away Day

OP Paul
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M69 'Enderby Split' 2 - Taken on Leicester Awayday OP Paul
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M69 Slip Road Ansty

North east view of the on slip to the M69 at Ansty Island above Junction 2 of the M6 showing the slip to the M69 and the B4065. A lorry on the M6 south east to M69 north east slip is just visible on the left of the photo.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 01, 2008 by leekman
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M69 Shilton

South westerly view from Wood Lane overbridge Shilton with the lane sign in the distance for the M6 northbound in the nearside and A46 in the offside.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 06, 2008 by leekman
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M69 Shilton

North easterly view along the M69 from Wood Lane overbridge Shilton SP 397 845, the motorway rises to climb over the West Coast Railway Line just visible in the distance.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 06, 2008 by leekman
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Original lane overhead signage

From the M6 onto either M69 or A46, original signage.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 17, 2007 by snowdon
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M69 on a cloudy Day

Taken approaching the M6 junction, if you havent already worked that one out!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 18, 2007 by Jeni
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The northern end of the M69.
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The carriageways split at the northern end of the M69.
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Sign on M69
An original fork sign on the M69 approaching the M6 and A46 near Coventry. The sign pre-dates the Coventry Eastern Bypass (A46) as you can see where a 'No Entry' symbol would have been placed over the straight ahead route.
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Optimistic 1975 Esso Motorway Map 3

M6 Coventry to Birmingham The layouts of the M42 & M69 junctions seen to have more sliproads planned than were built.

OP Brenley Corner

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 16, 2005 by M4Simon
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Optimistic 1975 Esso Motorway Map 2

M1 & M69 Junction Layout Shows a slip road that never made it on the ground. May be the answer to our questions...

OP Brenley Corner

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 16, 2005 by M4Simon
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M69 leaving Leicester
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Early designs for M6 J2 from 1969-1970 as part of plans for the M69. Neither were built.
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During the planning stage for the M69 several designs for the terminal junctions were considered. This was the most ambitious design for M1 J21. The design made use of the existing roundabout bridges beneath the M1. In addition the Leicester Outer Ring Road would have passed over the roundabout at the end of the former A46(M). There is one flaw in the design concerning the eastbound C/D road beneath the M1 where there is a very short weaving section immediately before the slip road to the northbound outer ring road.
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Freeflow design for M1 J21 as part of plans for the M69 dating from around 1970. This was one of several junction layouts under consideration at the time. The layout was designed to make use the existing bridges for the roundabout beneath the M1. No links between the M69 and M1 south were provided.
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Map showing the full intended layout of M1 J21 as originally planned in the early 1970s. The junction was built to allow the M69 to continue to the Leicester Outer Ring Road but it was never completed and to this date the stubs remain unused at the end of the M69. A loop was also to be built to allow southbound M1 traffic direct access to the M69.
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A fictionalised route map that shows the M50 extended past Warwick and Coventry, meeting the M69 (now M50) to Leicester.
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Along the M69 outside Coventry, just coming off the M6. These are older 1970s style columns with Philips MA60s (LPS/SOX). The columns are really showing their age and are in quite a poor condition now, as a few have been removed and even replaced. These MA60s are also some of the only few LPS/SOX left on the West Midlands motorway network. The slip-roads used to be lit with MA60s as well, until they were replaced for Urbis ZX3s (HPS/SON) in the early 2010s, which you can also see on the left.
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Along the M69 outside Coventry, north of the interchange with the M6. These are older 1980s style columns with Philips MA60s. These street lights are unusual because of the big long outreach brackets, which is something you don’t see often these days. The MA60 lanterns are now some of the only LPS/S0X left on the West Midlands motorway network as well.
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Along the M69 outside Coventry, just coming off the M6. These are older 1970s style columns with Philips MA60s (LPS/SOX) and Urbis ZX3s (HPS/SON). The MA60s are on the central reservation, and the ZX3s are on the sliproads. These columns are really showing their age now and are in quite a poor condition, as a few have been removed and even replaced. The MA60s here are also some of the only few LPS/SOX left on the West Midlands motorway network. The sliproads used to be lit with MA60s as well, until they were replaced for the ZX3s in the early 2010s.
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Along the M69 outside Coventry, north of the interchange with the M6. Seen here are older 1980s style columns with Philips MA60s. These street lights are unusual because of the big long outreach brackets, something that is not seen often nowadays. Also, the MA60s here are now some of the only LPS/SOX lanterns left on the West Midlands motorway network.
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On the M69, coming up to the junction with the M1. Post-top columns with Thorn R2L2s, which are LED. The previous lanterns were Philips SGS204s, which were SON/HPS. All the older sodium lights that were on this section and at that junction roundabout have been replaced now.
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On the M69, coming up to the junction with the M1. Columns with skinny twin brackets and Thorn R2L2s, which are LED. Sadly the Philips Iridiums 2s here have been replaced now, which were SON/HPS, and I don't think they were even 10 years old. The older sodium lights that were on this section and at that junction roundabout have now all been replaced as well.
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On the sliproad to the M1, coming off the junction with the M69. Columns with Thorn R2L2s, which are LED. The couple of columns in the foreground used to have longer brackets with black Urbis ZX3s, and in the background were WRTL MRL6s, all of which were SON/HPS. All the older sodium lights that were on this section of the M69, M1, and around this junction roundabout have now all been replaced.
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Day-burning Holophane V-Max on one of the sliproads from the M6 to the M69.
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Along the M69 outside Coventry, just coming off the M6. There is a variety of different street lights seen here. There are old 1970s style columns with Philips MA60s (LPS/SOX) along the central reservation, more 1970s style columns on the sliproad as well but with Urbis ZX3s (HPS/SON), and a fairly new replacement column along the main carriageway with a pair of Indal Airtrace (HPS/SON) lanterns. A lot of these street lights are really showing their age now and are in quite a poor condition. The MA60s here are now some of the only few LPS/SOX lights that are left on the West Midlands motorway network, and there used to be more of them on the sliproads of this junction as well, until they were replaced in the early 2010s for the ZX3s.

 

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