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M58
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From:Aintree (SD370002)
To:Orrell (SD538041)
Via:Skelmersdale
Length:12 miles (19.3 km)
Meets: A59, M6
Former Number(s):A506
Highway Authorities

Highways England

Traditional Counties

Lancashire

Route outline (key)
M58 Liverpool - Aintree
M58 Aintree - Orrell
M58 Orrell - Wingates
Junction List
Junc Eastbound Westbound
0 A59, (M57)
1 (A506)
2 M59 M59
3 A570 A570
4 (A577) (A577)
5 A577 A577
6 M6 M6
' A577
- (Wigan) No Exit
- No Exit A49
- (A573, A577) No Exit
- A577 A577
- (A6), (A58) (A6), (A58)
- M61 Start of Road
This article is about the Mid-Lancs Motorway, from Liverpool to Wigan.
For the proposed Preston Southern Bypass, see M58 (Preston)
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For detailed information about this topic, see CBRD Motorway Database and Pathetic Motorways

Aintree - Wigan Motorway, offering access to Liverpool from M6 to the north.

M58

The motorway is uncompleted, with an extension towards Bolton mooted. A bridge under M61 was constricted at the same time as that motorway in order to provide for M58's planned eastern terminus. In November 2016, it was reported that the government revived plans for a link between the M58 and the M61, although the DfT dismissed those reports.[1]

Sections of the motorway started life as the A506 Regional Road before being upgraded.

Contents

Junctions

Orrell Interchange

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Main Article: Orrell Interchange

Orrell Interchange is the current eastern terminus of the M58 and provides connections to both Skelmersdale and Wigan (via the A577). The link to Wigan is a temporary addition, which would have been removed had the eastern extension of the M58 to bypass Wigan and link into the M61 been constructed.

Pimbo Interchange

Main Article: Pimbo Interchange

Pimbo Interchange provides the eastern access to Skelmersdale New Town from the M6 and Wigan. When it originally opened it was part of the A506 and was upgraded to motorway later. At this time the eastbound to northbound sliproad was closed, meaning to travel north requires a full circuit of the unusually laid out junction. There is a "give way" line that traffic wishing to access the motorway must cross.

Switch Island

Main Article: Switch Island

Switch Island is a heavily modified roundabout interchange near Aintree. It is the terminus of two motorways, the M57 and M58, and is also the terminus of the A5036. The A59 also passes through this junction. It was originally a normal roundabout, but has since been modified several times and can only be described as a sprawling nightmare for anyone who has to cross it.

Streetlighting

Since 2011, none of the M58 is lit except for the approaches to both terminal junctions.

Opening Dates

For detailed information about this section, see CBRD Motorway Database: M58 Timeline

Links

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Roads UK

Pathetic Motorways




M58
JunctionsBickerstaffe Interchange • Glenburn Road Interchange • M58 J2 • Maghull Lane Interchange • Orrell Interchange • Pimbo Interchange • Switch Island
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Details of the planned layout for part of Skelmersdale New Town. - Coppermine - 2266.jpgMaghull interchange.jpgMotorway Repeater - Coppermine - 14306.jpgSwitch Island Gantry - Coppermine - 11745.JPGUnique(?) sign - Coppermine - 7293.jpg
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