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Silver Jubilee South Junction

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Silver Jubilee South Junction
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The former eastbound to northbound slip road
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Junction Type
Roads Joined
A557, A558
Junctions related to the A557
Junctions related to the A558

Silver Jubilee South Junction was a trumpet junction that connected the Weston Point Expressway in Runcorn to the Silver Jubilee Bridge.

The trumpet junction prior to demolition


1970 bridge widening plan

The junction was first built as a roundabout when the bridge opened in 1961.

1972 One Inch map showing the bridge with southern terminal roundabout, prior to the construction of the Weston Point Expressway to the south

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, similar to the original configuration, using only the original approach viaduct as a two-way single carriageway, which was used as a two-lane left-turn in the trumpet loop junction.


Route To Notes


The BRIDGE, (M62, M57), Widnes, Liverpool (A562)


Weston Point Expressway, (M56), Chester, Northwich (A533)


Bridgewater Expressway, Runcorn Town Centre (A533)

Silver Jubilee South Junction
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