Sowton Interchange

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Sowton Interchange
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Exeter District - The M5 Motorway (C) Lewis Clarke - Geograph - 3490955.jpg
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Location
Sowton, Exeter, Devon
County
Devon
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Unique
Roads Joined
M5, A30, A3015
Junctions related to the A3015
Countess Wear Roundabout • Exe Bridges • Rydon Lane Interchange

The Sowton Interchange, junction 29 of the M5, is the first of two junctions between the M5 and A30 (the other being Pearce's Hill). Between the two junctions, the A30 multiplexes with the M5. It also connects to the old A30, now A3015, which leads into Exeter city centre.

It is of a unique design, consisting of four slip roads of various types. The junction was once smaller, with only south facing slip roads onto the M5, forming a modified fork. The junction was altered into its current layout when the A30 was dualled.

The original design for the junction called for two loops on the western side of the junction, allowing traffic on the northbound carriageway to get on and off. Another drawing had it as a roundabout. Collector/Distributor lanes were planned to link the loops together, to prevent weaving. The only part of this that was built was the northbound offslip.

Between here and junction 30, the M5 is D4M, with a dedicated lane between the two junctions.

Further work is currently planned at this junction.

Routes

Route To Notes

M5

The MIDLANDS, Taunton, Bristol

M5

The SOUTH WEST, Plymouth, Torquay, Okehampton

A30

Honiton Formerly signed to London (via A303 and M3)

A3015

Exeter City Centre Former A30

Links

legislation.gov.uk



Sowton Interchange
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Other nearby junctions
ExeterAlphington Junction • Countess Wear Roundabout • Exe Bridges • Pearce's Hill • Rydon Lane Interchange • Sandygate Roundabout
Junctions on the M5
M6 (8) Ray Hall • 1 West Bromwich • 2 Oldbury • 3 Quinton • 4 Lydiate Ash • 4A Catshill • 5 Rashwood • 6 Warndon • 7 Crookbarrow • 8 Strensham • 9 Ashchurch • 10 Piffs Elm • 11 Golden Valley • 11A Brockworth • 12 Junction 12 • 13 Stroudwater • 14 Falfield • 15 Almondsbury • 16 Almondsbury Rdbt • 17 Cribbs Causeway • 18 & 18A Lawrence Weston • 19 Gordano • 20 Clevedon • 21 St Georges • 22 Edithmead • 23 Dunball • 24 Huntworth • 25 Blackbrook • Black Brook • 26 Chelston • 27 Tiverton Parkway • 28 Cullompton • 29 Sowton • 30 Sandygate • 31 Pearce's Hill
Junctions on the A30
London -
Exeter
Henlys Roundabout • Hatton Cross • Terminal 4 Roundabout • Clockhouse Roundabout • The Bull Dog • Crooked Billet • Runnymede Interchange • Runnymede Roundabout • Egham Hill Roundabout • Black Dam Roundabout • Hackwood Road Roundabout • Winchester Road Roundabout • Brighton Hill Roundabout • Kempshott Roundabout • Hatch Warren Roundabout • Dummer • Popham • Bullington Cross • Lopcombe Corner • St Marks Roundabout • Royal Chase Roundabout • Ivy Cross Roundabout • Bellmans Cross • Hospital Roundabout • Horsey Roundabout • Quicksilver Roundabout • Bunfield Hollow Roundabout • Bellmans Cross • Southay Cross • Devonshire House • Cheneys Farm Interchange • Langford Junction • Turks Head Junction • Pattesons Cross Junction • Iron Bridge Junction • Daisymount Junction • Pound Corner • Sowton Interchange
Exeter -
Land's End
Pearce's Hill • Alphington • Fingle Glen • Woodleigh • Whiddon Down • Tongue End • Meldon • Sourton Cross • Stowford Cross • Liftondown • Tavistock Road Junction • Pennygillam • Trebursye • Kennards House • Two Bridges • Plusha • Fivelanes • Cannaframe • Bolventor • Temple Tor • Temple • Preeze Cross • Cardinham Downs • Callywith • Carminow Cross • Innis Downs • Victoria • Highgate Hill • Fraddon • Summercourt • Mitchell • Carland Cross • Boxheater • Chybucca • Chiverton Cross • Scorrier • Avers • Tolvaddon • Treswithian • Loggans Moor • St Erth Roundabout • Newtown Roundabout • Chy-An-Mor • Branwell Lane • Chyandour • Heamoor • Mount Misery