Lune Valley Interchange

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Lune Valley Interchange
Location Map ( geo)
Junction 34 on the M6 - Geograph - 1867472.jpg
The junction's fork sign.
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Location
Halton
County
Lancashire
Highway Authority
Highways England • Lancashire
Junction Type
Diamond and parclo hybrid
(formerly: LILO and parclo hybrid)
Roads Joined
M6, A589, A683

Lune Valley Interchange is junction 34 of the M6. It was opened in 1960.

Originally one of the most notoriously low standard motorway interchanges in the UK, in 2016 the old layout was completely removed in anticipation of the new A683 Bay Gateway. The replacement junction is in contrast absolutely massive and can handle vast volumes of traffic.

The rationale for such a low quality junction for a major settlement has never fully been established. One theory suggested the original intention was an emergency access that evolved into a junction. This has not been officially proven, but it is worth noting that junctions of a similar vintage were equally as poor in terms of standard; for instance M1 J6, A404(M) J9a, and M50 J1 and M50 J3.

Routes

Route To Notes

M6

The LAKES, Carlisle, Kendal

M6

Preston, Blackpool (M55)

A683

Kirkby Lonsdale, Canton, Hornby, Bentham

A683

Heysham, Morecambe

A589

Lancaster
Halton, Halton Training Camp

MLM

Heysham, Morecambe

A683

Lancaster

Links

legislation.gov.uk



Lune Valley Interchange
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