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Pimbo Interchange

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Pimbo Interchange
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Location
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
County
Lancashire
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Unique
Roads Joined
M58, A577
Junctions related to the A577

Pimbo Interchange, junction 5 on the M58, provides the eastern access to Skelmersdale New Town from the M6 and Wigan.


The simplified junction after opening in 1968

It opened on 25 March 1968 following completion of the western section of the A506 Skelmersdale Regional Road and the first part of Stannanought Road which linked to Holland Moor and the existing A577 from Wigan to Skelmersdale. Both roads were opened as single carriageway roads due to restriction of Ministry grants.

The M6 link opened in 1970

The eastern dual carriageway extension and connection to M6 was not long coming and this opened on 1 October 1970.

Complete junction layout showing the unbuilt parts

It was then upgraded to motorway in 1977. At this time the eastbound to northbound sliproad was closed, meaning to travel north requires a full circuit of the junction. Therefore traffic for Skelmersdale heading from Liverpool tends to leave a junction earlier.

The original intention was to rebuild this sliproad along with the addition of a westbound to northbound loop and the southward continuation of Stannanought Road. None of this ever happened but evidence of the loop exists by the skew of the westbound M58 bridge over Stannanought Road.

Routes

Route To Notes

M58

Liverpool

M58

Wigan, M6

A577

Skem East, Up Holland, Pimbo Garden Centre
West Pimbo Ind. Est., Midstream Garden Centre
Quality Hotel

A506

Liverpool (A570)

A506

Wigan, M6


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Pimbo Interchange
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Other nearby junctions
Skelmersdale
Junctions on the M58
0 Switch Island  • 1 Maghull Lane  • 2 Junction 2  • 3 Bickerstaffe  • 4 Glenburn Road  • 5 Pimbo  • 6 Orrell


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