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M65
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From:Preston (SD555249)
To:Colne (SD875397)
Via:Blackburn, Burnley
Length:28 miles (45.1 km)
Meets: M6, M61
Highway Authorities

Highways England • Lancashire Council

Traditional Counties

Lancashire

Route outline (key)
M65 Bamber Bridge – Colne
Junction List
Junc Westbound Eastbound
1A A6 Start of Motorway
1 M6, A6 M6, A6
2 M61, (A6) M61, (A6)
3 A674, A675 A674, A675
4 A666 A666
5 A6077, B6232 A6077, B6232
6 A678, A6119 A678, A6119
7 A6185 A6185
8 A56, A6068 A56, A6068
9 A679 A679
10 A671 A671
11 B6434 B6434
12 A682 A682
13 A682, A6068 A682, A6068
14 Start of Motorway A6068
This article is about the current M65, which runs from Preston to Colne.
For For the road from Gildersome to Leeds that was renumbered to M621 before opening, see M65 (Gildersome - Leeds)
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For detailed information about this topic, see CBRD Motorway Database
M65

Motorway link from Preston and M6 to Blackburn and Burnley, ending at Colne. The western terminus is unusual in that it is numbered 1a, meaning that 1a is not, between junctions 1 and 2. Junction 2, which interchanges with the M61 also features the Walton Summit Motorway, a single-carriageway link road from the town of Walton Summit to the junction 2 roundabout. This spur motorway is unusual in that it does not connect directly to either motorway, and historically its signage has reflected this feature.

The M65 number was previously allocated to the M621 Leeds South West Urban Motorway.

Contents

History

Calder Valley Fast Route

Scan of the Consultation map
Main Article: M65 History

A detailed overview of the origins of the Calder Valley Fast Route, and the obstacles faced in delivering the project. The story begins in 1949 and is still developing even today.


Walton Summit Motorway

For detailed information about this section, see Pathetic Motorways

Services

Blackburn with Darwen services

Main Article: Blackburn with Darwen services

Blackburn with Darwen services (originally just Blackburn services) is a single-site MSA located at junction 4. Unusually, its operator is listed as McDonald's.

Streetlighting

Jcts Lit Type Notes
1A-2 Yes Mix of high mast SON and conventional SON High mast columns at interchanges
2-6 No
6-7 Yes Conventional SON
7-10 No Lighting removed in 2011
10-13 No Conventional SON Lighting originally switched off between midnight-5am, removed fully in 2015.
13-14 Yes LED Maintained by Lancashire County Council, not Highways England

Opening Dates

For detailed information about this section, see CBRD Motorway Database: M65 Timeline


Links

CBRD

Roads UK

legislation.gov.uk




M65
JunctionsBamber Bridge Interchange • Brierfield Interchange • Brimmicroft Interchange • Burnley Barracks Interchange • Cinnamon Hill Interchange • Clayton Brook Interchange • Colne Roundabout • Cuerden Roundabout • Earcroft Interchange • Guide Interchange • Hapton Interchange • Hutton Interchange • Hyndburn Interchange • Nova Scotia Interchange • Prospect Hill Interchange • Reedyford Interchange • Rose Grove Interchange • Waterfall Interchange • Whitebirk Interchange • Whittlefield Interchange
ServicesBlackburn with Darwen services
RoadsWalton Summit Motorway
MiscellaneousList of Classified Routes in Blackburn
Related Pictures
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BwDexit.jpgM65 no lights.JPGM65E - Coppermine - 10311.jpgOld M65 j6 - Coppermine - 16330.JPGReplacing end of motorways - Coppermine - 17706.JPG
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BlackburnA6062 • A6064 • A6077 • A6078 • A6119 • A6177 (Blackburn - Haslingden) • A666 • A674 • A675 • A677 • A678 • A679 • B6130 • B6231 • B6232 • B6233 • B6234 • B6236 • B6447 • B6535 • T66 (Britain)
BurnleyA56 • A6114 • A646 • A671 • A679 • A682 • B6239 • B6240 • B6248 • B6434 • T60 (Britain) • T66 (Britain)
ColneA56 • A6068 • B6247 • B6250
NelsonA56 • A6068 • A682 • B6249 • B6446 (Nelson)
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