Lune Valley Interchange
|Lune Valley Interchange|
|Location Map ( geo)|
|The junction's fork sign.|
|Highways England • Lancashire|
| Diamond and parclo hybrid |
(formerly: LILO and parclo hybrid)
|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.
|The LAKES, Carlisle, Kendal|
|Preston, Blackpool (M55)|
|Kirkby Lonsdale, Canton, Hornby, Bentham|
|Halton, Halton Training Camp|
- The Lancashire County Council (Torrisholme to the M6 Link (A683 Completion of Heysham to M6 Link Road)) Order 2013 - This order concerns the completion of the A683 link road to the M6, and redesign of the Lune Valley Interchange
- The Lancashire County Council (Torrisholme to the M6 Link (A683 Completion of Heysham to M6 Link Road)) (Amendment) Order 2015 - This order enables Lancashire County Council to realign the northbound diverge slip road at junction 34 of the M6 motorway to avoid a gas pipeline restricted area and to make it unnecessary to divert the gas pipeline.