Silver Jubilee South Junction
|Silver Jubilee South Junction|
|Location Map ( geo)|
|The former eastbound to northbound slip road|
|Junctions related to the A557|
|Junctions related to the A558|
The junction was first built as a roundabout when the bridge opened in 1961.
In 1970 plans were announced to widen the bridge by adding new carriageways on either side. At the same time the expressway system in Runcorn was being developed. The improved bridge would connect to the expressways via a freeflowing junction with the layout favouring movements to and from the bridge.
The bridge widening plans were never carried out and the junction became a trumpet when the expressways were built. With the majority of traffic using the bridge rather than staying on the expressway there was plenty of hatching on the through carriageways.
Between 2018 and 2021 the junction was removed and replaced with an at-grade roundabout to the east.
|The BRIDGE, (M62, M57), Widnes, Liverpool (A562)|
|Weston Point Expressway, (M56), Chester, Northwich (A533)|
|Bridgewater Expressway, Runcorn Town Centre (A533)|