Hanchurch Interchange

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Hanchurch Interchange
Location Map
Southbound M6 at Junction 16 - Geograph - 3399511.jpg
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Location
Hanchurch
County
Staffordshire
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Trumpet + Roundabout
Roads Joined
M6, A500, A519
Junctions related to the A500
Alsager Road Junction • Barthomley Interchange • Cheerbrook Roundabout • City Road Junction • Etruria Interchange • Hanford Interchange • Meremoor Moss Roundabout • Porthill Roundabout • Shelton New Road Junction • Sideway Roundabout • Stoke Road Junction • Talke Interchange • Weston Gate Roundabout • Wolstanton Junction
Junctions related to the A519
Clifford Wood Roundabout • Grosvenor Roundabout

Hanchurch Interchange is junction 15 of the M6. It opened in 1962.

The junction suffers from a cramped layout with tight loops and short merges. Various proposals to rebuild the junction have been made over the years as part of widening the M6.

Early 1990s proposals

1994 proposal
The first proposal was made in the early 1990s to parallel widen the M6. The junction would be rebuilt so the A500 would freeflow onto the M6. This scheme attracted objections from local residents so a modified scheme was made in 1993 to terminate the A500 on a small roundabout with just freeflowing access to and from the M6 southbound carriageway. Further alterations were made in 1994 to replace several roundabouts with traffic lights. This scheme is shown here. In 1995 the scheme was reviewed with the intention of reducing the scale of the motorway widening and was later abandoned. In 1997 new proposals to widen the M6 were made with a new lane either side and keeping the existing bridges. This would have kept the junction as it is.

2006 proposals

In 2006 the large scale proposals were back on. Two concepts to increase capacity on the M6 were drawn up. One was to provide an additional lane by replacing most of the bridges and the other was to continue the M6 Toll northwards as the M6 Expressway. The junction would have been upgraded in both plans but only the M6 Expressway scheme provides freeflowing movements for all M6-A500 turns.

The Expressway scheme was abandoned the same year leaving just the conventional widening to be assessed but this too was abandoned in 2009 as costs couldn't be justified. The eventual scheme to increase capacity will be a Smart Motorway but it's unknown at this stage whether it will include a rebuild of the junction.

Routes

Route To Notes

M6

The NORTH WEST, Manchester

M6

The SOUTH, Birmingham

A500

Stoke-on-Trent, Stone (A34), Uttoxeter (A50)

A519

Eccleshall, Shrewsbury (A53)

A519

Newcastle, Keele University

A5006

Stoke-on-Trent, Stone (A34), Uttoxeter (A50)

M6 Toll

The NORTH WEST, Manchester

M6 Toll

The SOUTH, Birmingham

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Hanchurch Interchange
Related Pictures
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M6 J15 1994 proposal.pngM6 J15 widening 2006.pngM6 southbound, J15 - Coppermine - 3211.jpgM6 southbound, J15 - Coppermine - 3213.jpgScans from Oldhams 'NEW' Road Atlas (1963) 6. M6 - Coppermine - 238.jpg
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Former32A Broughton Roundabout • 35A Keer Level Roundabout
Unbuilt"6A" Perry Barr • "10A" Short Heath • "14A" M6 "Expressway" • "14A" M64 • "15A" M6 "Expressway" • "16A" M6 "Expressway" • "27A" Euxton • "33A" "Junction 33A"
Unenacted Extension to Glasgow"46" Gretna • "47" Kirkpatrick Fleming • "48" Eaglesfield • "49" Ecclefechan • "50" Lockerbie South • "51" Lockerbie North • "52" Johnstonebridge • "53" Beattock • "54" Elvanfoot & Crawford • "55" Abington • "56" Millbank • "57" Poniel • "58" Wellburn • "59" M74 Junction 9 • "60" Canderside Toll • "61" Larkhall • "62" Hamilton • "63" Raith • "64" Maryville • "65" Daldowie • "66" Carmyle Avenue • "67" Fullarton Road • "68" Cambuslang Road • "69" Polmadie Road • "70" Kingston
M6 TollColeshill • T1 Dunton • T2 Junction T2 • T3 Langley Mill • T4 Weeford • T5 Wall Island • T6 Brownhills  • T7 Churchbridge • T8 Wedges Mills • 11A Saredon
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A50: Hockliffe
- Foston
Hockliffe Crossroads • Broughton • Queen Eleanor • Highcross Street • Groby Road Roundabout • Groby  • Markfield • M42 Junction 12 • Clock Garage Roundabout •
A50Derby-
Stoke-on-Trent
Kegworth • Warren Lane • 1 Sawley • 2 Aston • 3 Bonnie Prince Roundabout • 4 Toyota Island • 5 Junction 5 • 6 Foston • Sudbury Roundabout • Ashbourne • Doveridge • Derby Road Roundabout • McDonalds Roundabout • Western GSJ • Tean Roundabout • Grindley • Catchems Corner • Meir • Alhambra • Trentham Road • Foley Road • Heron Cross • Trentham Lakes • Sideway
A50Stoke-
Warrington
Heron Cross • Victoria Roundabout • Botteslow Roundabout • Waterloo Roundabout • Joiners Square • Red Bull Crossroads • Arclid Crossroads • Station Road Crossroads • Mere Crossroads • Mere • Lymm • Grappenhall Crossroads • Bruche Crossroads • Hilden Island • Longford Roundabout
A500Hanchurch • Hanford • Sideway • Whieldon Road • City Road • Stoke Road • Shelton New Road • Etruria • Wolstanton • Porthill • Tunstall • Talke • Alsager Road • Barthomley • Meremoor Moss Roundabout • Weston Gate Roundabout • Cheerbrook Roundabout
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