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Lower Ashley Road Interchange

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Lower Ashley Road Interchange
Location Map ( geo)
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Baptist Mills
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Roundabout Interchange
Roads Joined
M32, A4032, A4320, B4051, OCR
Junctions related to the A4032
Junctions related to the A4320
Junctions related to the B4051
Junctions related to the Outer Circuit Road

Lower Ashley Road Interchange is Junction 3 of the M32.


The junction was planned as a connection between the M32 and the unbuilt Outer Circuit Road. Until the late 1960s the junction was designed to have the M32 passing over the roundabout and continuing southwards to Cabot Circus. The Outer Circuit Road would have joined the roundabout at-grade.

From the late 1960s onwards the plan had changed so the junction would be built on three levels. The M32 would now pass beneath the roundabout and the Outer Circuit Road would pass over the roundabout uninterrupted. By the time the junction was built in the 1970s the idea of completing the Outer Circuit Road had been abandoned and the flyover was never built. The final section of the M32 towards Cabot Circus was built as the downgraded Newfoundland Way rather than a motorway.


Route To Notes


SOUTH WALES, London (M4), The MIDLANDS, The SOUTH WEST (M5), Stapleton, Frenchay


City centre


(A420), Bath (A4), Avon Meads, St Philip's Marsh, Easton


Clifton, Avonmouth


Bath (A4)

Lower Ashley Road Interchange
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Junctions on the M32
Hambrook • 1 Frenchay • Bus Only Junction • 2 Eastville • 3 Lower Ashley Road