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Orrell Interchange

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Orrell Interchange
Location Map ( geo)
Southbound M6 at Junction 26 (for the M58) - Geograph - 4458335.jpg
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Location
Orrell Post
County
Lancashire
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Folded dumb-bell (unfinished 3-level dumbbell)
Roads Joined
M6, M58, A577
Junctions related to the M58

Orrell Interchange is junction 26 of the M6, and the current eastern terminus and junction 6 of the M58. It also provides connections to both Skelmersdale and Wigan (via the A577). The link to the A577 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.

In 2006 the junction was given safety improvements in order to increase capacity - this involved the installation of part time signals on the slip-roads coming off the M6.

This junction is younger than the motorway itself, as it did not appear until works began to construct Skelmersdale New Town in the late 1960s. Originally the M58 was the A506 Regional Road. It was upgraded to motorway later, in 1977, explaining the bizarre and sub-standard layout of the interchange.

Routes

Route To Notes

M6

Preston

M6

Birmingham, Manchester

M58

Liverpool, Skelmersdale, Southport

M58

Wigan, Upholland, Shevington, Billinge, Orrell link to A577

M6

Liverpool, Southport, Skelmersdale (M58), Birmingham, Preston link from A577

A577

Wigan

A577

Upholland, Orrell, Shevington, Billinge (B5206)

A506

Skelmersdale

M58

Wigan, Bolton, Manchester (M61)

A5225

Wigan, Leigh


Strip Maps


Links

Roads.org.uk

Pathetic Motorways



Orrell Interchange
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Motorway Repeater - Coppermine - 14306.jpgSouthbound M6 at Junction 26 (for the M58) - Geograph - 4458335.jpg
Other nearby junctions
Wigan
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