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Meir Interchange

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Meir Interchange
Location Map ( geo)
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The A50 Meir Tunnel passing under the junction
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Location
Meir
County
Staffordshire
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Roundabout Interchange
Roads Joined
A50, A520
Junctions related to the A520

Meir Interchange is the junction of the A50 and the A520 in a suburb of Stoke-on-Trent. The A520 is itself a bypass running from Stone to Leek. Until the junction was upgraded in the 1990s, it was a signalised crossroads.

Meir Tunnel

Meir Tunnel under construction in 1996

The junction was upgraded in 1998 with the construction of 260 metre long Meir Tunnel as part of wider A50 improvements in the area. The tunnel takes A50 traffic under the junction, this effectively turned the junction into a roundabout interchange.

Schemes were initially put forward in the 1980s to tunnel the A50 under Meir and build a bridge to carry the A520 over a pedestrianised area, however this was opposed by local residents who did not want the area to change significantly. Following three further public inquiries in the 1990s which saw the A520 bridge part of the scheme dropped, and the tunnel lengthened, construction started in April 1995 after the £21.3m contract was awarded to Amey Construction.

Significant disruption and diversions took place as the tunnel was constructed, for a time the A50 was diverted to the south along what is now Pickford Place and Saracen Way.

Routes

Route To Notes

A50

Uttoxeter/Derby, Blythe Bridge

A50

City Centre, Newcastle, Longton, Fenton, Stoke, Hanley

A520

Leek

A520

Stone, Meir Heath




Meir Interchange
Related Pictures
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West end of Meir tunnel A50 (during construction) - Geograph - 3263008.jpgLooking West from A50 Meir tunnel entrance (during construction) - Geograph - 3263019.jpgMeir tunnel West Portal (under construction) - Geograph - 3262900.jpgA50 Meir tunnel - east portal - Geograph - 3268012.jpgFlyUnder - Geograph - 33950.jpg
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A50Stoke-
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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
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