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Handy Cross Interchange

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Handy Cross Interchange
Location Map ( geo)
M40 Motorway, Heading West. Junction 4 For A404 - Geograph - 1281568.jpg
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Handy Cross, nr High Wycombe
Highway Authority
National Highways
Junction Type
Modified Roundabout Interchange
Roads Joined
M40, A404, A4010
Junctions related to the A4010

Handy Cross Interchange is junction 4 of the M40. The junction was upgraded during 2006 (opening 2007) by adding a cut-through, a left turn slip and widening the M40 offslips, to allow easier access to and from the trunk A404 to the south of the junction.

Offline proposal with new junction

However in 1993 a more ambitious scheme was proposed as part of plans to widen the M40 to dual 4 lanes. Two options were available, online widening with improvements to the existing junction or a new M40 alignment to the south along with a new freeflow junction. The second option was supported by both Buckinghamshire County Council and Wycombe District Council who saw a potential use of the existing M40 alignment for a new link road around the south of High Wycombe. The Department for Transport agreed to this and the scheme went out to consultation but was eventually scrapped.


Route To Notes


London, (M25)


Birmingham, Stokenchurch, Oxford


(M4), Marlow (A4155), Maidenhead (A4)
Reading, Slough lorry routes.
on gantries as Reading, Slough, Marlow, (M4). M4 to Reading and Slough via A404(M)


Aylesbury Cressex Business Park, Sands, Booker, Park and Ride for Town centre and Adams Park


Wycombe, Sports Centre


Marlow Bottom


Marlow Road. Goes to Cressex and Business Park, but now unsigned


Oxford, Stokenchurch


London, Beaconsfield


Handy Cross Interchange
Related Pictures
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Junction 4, M40 - Geograph - 146145.jpgM40 J4 gantry.jpgHandy Cross freeflow proposal 1993.pngHandy Cross remodelled - Coppermine - 13483.jpgM40 Motorway, Heading West. Junction 4 For A404 - Geograph - 1281568.jpg
Other nearby junctions
High Wycombe
Junctions on the M40
Denham Roundabout • 1A Denham Interchange • 2 Beaconsfield • 3 Knave's Beech • 3A Junction 3A • 4 Handy Cross • 5 Stokenchurch • 6 Lewknor  • 7 Three Pigeons • 8 & 8A Wheatley • 9 Wendlebury  • 10 Ardley • 11 Junction 11 • 12 Junction 12 • 13 Junction 13 • 14 Barford • 15 Longbridge • 16 Junction 16 •  M42 (3A) Umberslade
Proposed extension to M5: M42 3 Portway Island • M42 2 Hopwood Park • M42 1 Harvester Island • M5 4A Catshill • M5 4 Lydiate Ash
Junctions on the A404 and A404(M)
Marylebone Flyover • Stonebridge Park • John Lyon Roundabout • Sheepcote Road Roundabout • Northwood  Hills Circus • London Road / Moor Lane Roundabout • Batchworth Roundabout • Ebury Roundabout • Station Roundabout • Chorleywood Interchange • Nightingales Corner • Blackhorse Bridge • Boot and Slipper • Stanley Roundabout • Market Square • Hospital Roundabout • Hazlemere Crossroads • Abbey Way Gyratory • Handy Cross • Westhorpe • Bisham Roundabout • Burchetts Green Roundabout • 9B The Thicket Roundabout • 9A Cox Green • 9 Holyport Interchange

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