Lymm Interchange

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Lymm Interchange
Location Map ( geo)
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Aerial view of the eastern roundabout.
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County
Cheshire
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Dumbell + Unique
Roads Joined
M6, M56, A50, B5158

Lymm Interchange is junction 20 of the M6 and junction 9 of the M56.

History

When first opened in 1963, Lymm interchange was a grade-separated roundabout with the A50 carried over the M6 on two bridges. The B5158 met the A50 at a priority junction to the east of the roundabout. The roundabout was rather large, leading some to speculate that it was designed to accommodate possible conversion to a three-level roundabout with the M56 over the top.

In the 1970s the M56 was built, crossing the M6 half a mile to the south of the roundabout. The interchange was vastly expanded southward with new bridges and slip roads, and diversions of the original south-facing slip roads.

In the 1990s the M6 was widened to D4M standard between the M62 and M56, and the two original bridges were not long enough to accommodate the proposed width. In an advance contract before the main widening contract, the original large roundabout was converted to a dumbell, with two roundabouts and one new bridge, and the B5158 was diverted to connect into the eastern roundabout.

At about the same time, two further new roundabouts were built nearby, one at the A50/B5356 junction to the west, and one at the entrance to the new truckstop to the east, so there is now a string of four consecutive roundabouts on the A50.

Three alignments of the B5158 are visible: in order from west to east, the curent one, the original pre-M6 one, and the one that applied for about 30 years from 1963.

Routes

Route To Notes

M6

Preston, Liverpool, Leeds, M'cr (N) (M62)

M6

Birmingham

M56

NORTH WALES, Chester, Runcorn

M56

Manchester (S & Airport)

A50

Warrington, Appleton, Stretton

A50

Knutsford, Macclesfield (A537), Services

B5158

Lymm

Strip Maps



Lymm Interchange
Related Pictures
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Junctions on the M6
PresentM1 J19 Catthorpe • 1 Junction 1 • 2 Ansty • 3 Exhall • 3A/4 Coleshill • 4A Water Orton • 5 Castle Bromwich • 6 Gravelly Hill • 7 Great Barr • 8 Ray Hall • 9 Wednesbury • 10 Bentley • 10A Essington • 11 Laney Green • 11A Saredon • 12 Gailey • 13 Dunston • 14 Creswell • 15 Hanchurch • 16 Barthomley • 17 Sandbach • 18 Middlewich • 19 Tabley • 20 Lymm • 21 Woolston • 21A Croft • 22 Winwick • 23 Haydock Island • 24 Junction 24 • 25 Bryn • 26 Orrell • 27 Junction 27 • 28 Leyland • 29 Bamber Bridge • 30 Blacow Bridge • 31 Samlesbury • 31A Haighton • 32 Broughton • 33 Hampson Green • 34 Lune Valley • 35 Carnforth • 36 Crooklands • 37 Killington • 38 Tebay • 39 Shap • 40 Skirsgill • 41 Catterlen • 42 Golden Fleece • 43 Rosehill • 44 Kingstown • 45 Guards Mill
Former32A Broughton Roundabout • 35A Keer Level Roundabout
Unbuilt"6A" Perry Barr • "10A" Short Heath • "14A" M6 "Expressway" • "14A" M64 • "15A" M6 "Expressway" • "16A" M6 "Expressway" • "27A" Euxton • "33A" "Junction 33A"
Unenacted Extension to Glasgow"46" Gretna • "47" Kirkpatrick Fleming • "48" Eaglesfield • "49" Ecclefechan • "50" Lockerbie South • "51" Lockerbie North • "52" Johnstonebridge • "53" Beattock • "54" Elvanfoot & Crawford • "55" Abington • "56" Millbank • "57" Poniel • "58" Wellburn • "59" M74 Junction 9 • "60" Canderside Toll • "61" Larkhall • "62" Hamilton • "63" Raith • "64" Maryville • "65" Daldowie • "66" Carmyle Avenue • "67" Fullarton Road • "68" Cambuslang Road • "69" Polmadie Road • "70" Kingston
M6 TollColeshill • T1 Dunton • T2 Junction T2 • T3 Langley Mill • T4 Weeford • T5 Wall Island • T6 Brownhills  • T7 Churchbridge • T8 Wedges Mills • 11A Saredon
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M56Kingsway • 2 Sharston • 3 Junction 3 • 4 Wythenshawe • 5 Airport • 6 Hale Four Seasons • 7 Bowdon • 8 Bowdon • 9 Lymm • 10 Stretton • 11 Preston Brook • 11A Junction 11A • 12 Junction 12 • 14 Hapsford • 15 Stoak • 16 Dunkirk
A494Dunkirk • Parkgate • Woodbank • Deeside Park • Drome Corner • Queensferry • Plough Lane • St Davids Park • Ewloe • A55 Junction 33B • New Brighton Roundabout • Wylfa Roundabout • Gwernymynydd Roundabout • Druid • Bala Junction
A5103 & M56 spurMedlock Street Junction • Princess Parkway Interchange • 3A Junction 3A • 3 Junction 3
A555 & M56 spurAirport • Terminal 2 • Terminals 1 & 3 • Styal Road • Wilmslow Road • Gillbent • Woodford Road • Chester Road • Macclesfield Road • Buxton Road • Bredbury
A556Bowdon Roundabout • Millington Roundabout • Bucklow Hill Junction • Mere Junction • Mere Crossroads • Tabley Junction • Tabley Interchange • Oakmere Crossroads
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A50: Hockliffe
- Foston
Hockliffe Crossroads • Broughton • Queen Eleanor • Highcross Street • Groby Road Roundabout • The Brantings  • Markfield • M42 Junction 12 • Clock Garage Roundabout •
A50Derby-
Stoke-on-Trent
Kegworth • Warren Lane • 1 Sawley • 2 Aston • 3 Bonnie Prince Roundabout • 4 Toyota Island • 5 Junction 5 • 6 Foston • Sudbury Roundabout • Ashbourne • Doveridge • Derby Road Roundabout • McDonalds Roundabout • Western GSJ • Tean Roundabout • Grindley • Catchems Corner • Meir • Alhambra • Trentham Road • Foley Road • Heron Cross • Trentham Lakes • Sideway
A50Stoke-
Warrington
Heron Cross • Victoria Roundabout • Botteslow Roundabout • Waterloo Roundabout • Joiners Square • Red Bull Crossroads • Arclid Crossroads • Station Road Crossroads • Mere Crossroads • Mere • Lymm • Grappenhall Crossroads • Bruche Crossroads • Hilden Island • Longford Roundabout
A500Hanchurch • Hanford • Sideway • Whieldon Road • City Road • Stoke Road • Shelton New Road • Etruria • Wolstanton • Porthill • Tunstall • Talke • Alsager Road • Barthomley • Meremoor Moss Roundabout • Weston Gate Roundabout • Cheerbrook Roundabout
Unbuilt M64Long Whatton • 1 Junction 1 • 2 Junction 2 • M42 Junction 14 • 3 Bonnie Prince Roundabout • 4 Toyota Island • 5 Junction 5 • 6 Junction 6 • 7 Junction 7 • 8 Junction 8 • M6 Junction 14A