|Location Map ( geo)|
|M54, A5, A4539|
|Junctions related to the A4539|
It was constructed along with the Wellington Bypass section of the motorway in 1975, forming the eastern terminus for the motorway at that time, and closed in 1983 when the motorway was extended east to Wolverhampton. It was intended to be a permanent junction, but was replaced by the present junction 5 at the request of the New Town Development Corporation in order to allow improved access to the planned town centre.
The location of the junction can be seen easily today. The ground still rises on the northern side of the motorway along the line of the old sliproad, whilst the main carriageway width changes from the originally planned D3M to the later construction of D2M, with the hard shoulders between the eastern end of the original construction under the A5 bridge and the current junction 5 being double-width.
|Cannock, Wolverhampton (A464)|
|Telford town centre|
|Shrewsbury||provisional number for M54|