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Linton Interchange

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Linton Interchange
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Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Roads Joined
M50, B4221
Junctions related to the B4221

Linton Interchange, the M50's junction 3, is arguably the lowest-standard motorway junction in England. It is a simple LILO interchange with very little in the way of acceleration and deceleration lanes. As it opened in the early 1960s it features many outdated design features and has more in common with all-purpose roads of the same era than of motorways.

One theory suggests this was a temporary junction whilst the adjoining B-road was upgraded in expectation of a re-routing of the nearby A40.

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Linton Interchange
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M50 ( westbound ) - Coppermine - 8380.jpgM50 ( westbound ) - Coppermine - 8377.jpgM50 J3 sign - Coppermine - 5425.jpgThis junction is truly a masterpiece. You simply cannot rejoin the M50 at motorway speeds - I used the acceleration lane to the full and was still only doing 40 at the end of it. - Coppermine - 7500.JPGApproaching J3, Newent. A non-standard exit sign, for obvious reasons. - Coppermine - 7502.JPG
Junctions on the M50
Ross Spur MotorwayM5 (8) Strensham • 1 Twyning  • 2 Bury Court • 3 Linton • 4 Traveller's Rest
Strensham - Solihull M'way (via Evesham):Strensham • Cropthorne • Salford Lodge • Alcester • Ullenhall • Umberslade
Strensham - Solihull M'way (via Redditch):Strensham • Pershore • Thornhill • Coughton • Ullenhall • Umberslade
Birmingham - Nottingham M'wayUmberslade • Monkspath • Copt Hill • Bickenhill • Coleshill • Water Orton • Dunton • J10 • Appleby Magna • J12 • J13 • J14 • J15 • J16 • J17

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