Pilning Interchange

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Pilning Interchange
Location Map ( geo)
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Location
Redwick
County
Gloucestershire
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Roundabout Interchange
Roads Joined
M4, M49
Junctions related to the M49
This article is about the current junction 22 of the M4.
For the original junction 22 of the M4, see Chepstow Interchange
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Pilning Interchange is the name given to Junction 22 of the M4, where it meets the M49. The junction is a roundabout interchange, with the M4 flying above the junction.

History

The junction was constructed as part of the Second Severn Crossing in 1996. As part of the works, it was decided to build a link road between the new crossing and the M5 southbound to take some of the pressure over the existing M4 / M5 junction at Almondsbury Interchange. As such, the M49 was built.

Pilning Interchange was built as a roundabout interchange. Although at first glance this seems redundant as most of the traffic is moving between the M49 and the Severn Crossing, it's particularly useful for when the bridge closes, allowing traffic from the M49 to be diverted to the M4 eastbound to find an alternative route.

Routes

Route To Notes

M4

SOUTH WALES, Cardiff, Newport via toll bridge

M4

London, Bristol

M49

The SOUTH WEST, Avonmouth



Pilning Interchange
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Junctions on the M4
Main RouteChiswick • 2 Brentford • 3 Cranford Parkway • 4 Heathrow • 4B Colnbrook • 5 Langley • 6 Tuns Lane • 7 Huntercombe • 8/9 Holyport • 10 Winnersh • 11 Three Mile Cross • 12 Theale • 13 Chieveley • 14 Wickham • 15 Plough Hill • 16 Spittleborough • 17 Stanton St Quinton • 18 Tormarton • 19 Hambrook • 20 Almondsbury • 21 Awkley • 22 Pilning • 23 Rogiet • 23A Magor • 24 Coldra • 25 Caerleon • 25A Grove Park • 26 Malpas • 27 High Cross • 28 Tredegar Park • 29 Castleton • 30 Pentwyn • 31 Junction 31 • 32 Coryton • 33 Cardiff West • 34 Miskin • 35 Pencoed • 36 Sarn • 37 Pyle • 38 Margam • 39 Groes • 40 Taibach • 41 Pentyla • 42 Earlswood • 43 Llandarcy • 44 Lon-Las • 45 Ynysforgan • 46 Llangyfelach • 47 Penllergaer • 48 Hendy • 49 Pont Abraham
Heathrow SpurCherry Lane • 4 Heathrow • 4A Concord
Former RoutesBray • 9A Cox Green • 9B The Thicket // 19 Hambrook • 19A Frenchay // 20 Almondsbury • 21 Aust • 22 Newhouse • 23 Magor // 28  Tredegar Park • 29 St Mellons
Defunct Newport
Bypass Proposal
23 Rogiet • 25 Glan Llyn • 27 Dock Way • 29 Castleton