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Strensham Interchange

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Strensham Interchange
Location Map ( geo)
Approaching M5 Roundabout - Coppermine - 20486.jpg
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Location
Strensham
County
Worcestershire
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Roundabout Interchange
Roads Joined
M5 (J8), M50
For several years, this junction formed a temporary southern terminus of M5
The original trumpet junction layout on the relevant OS One Inch map from 1973.

The Strensham Interchange is junction 8 of the M5, linking to the M50. For the M5, it is a standard roundabout interchange, whilst it is a flat roundabout for the M50, of which it is also the terminus. The southbound exit for Strensham services also feeds into this roundabout, merging with the off-slip from the M5.

History

Temporary roundabout during 1990s widening works
The junction under construction in 1960

The end of the M50 was originally a trumpet interchange, but when the M5 was widened in the area during the 1980s, the junction was changed into a flat roundabout, eliminating the tightness of the trumpet. Aerial photography shows a field immediately to the east of the roundabout that has the shape of the original trumpet interchange.

There were also plans to redesign the junction in the 1970s to allow for the Strensham - Solihull Motorway.

The first proposals in 1970 had three possible designs. The main flows would be the M5 through route and Solihull to M5 south so these movements were given the smoothest lines. The existing bridge carrying the M5 over the trumpet would be retained in all the designs.

The second proposals in 1972 had two designs. Like the earlier proposals the existing bridge would be retained and the main flows would have high speed connections. The main difference between the two is the preferred layout favours the M5 whereas the alternative has Solihull to M5 south as the main movement.

Routes

Route To Notes

M5

The Midlands, Worcester, Birmingham

M5

The South West, Tewkesbury, Bristol

M50

South Wales, Ross

M50

The Midlands (M42), Birmingham (E & C), Evesham earlier plans for Strensham - Solihull Motorway

M50

The Midlands (M42), Birmingham (E & C), Redditch, Pershore later plans for Strensham - Solihull Motorway

Strip Maps


Links

legislation.gov.uk



Strensham Interchange
Related Pictures
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The M5 junction 8 - Geograph - 295626.jpgTwyning and the M5 from the air - Geograph - 930266.jpgM50 sign - Coppermine - 20768.JPGStrensham 1970 Scheme 1.pngStrensham 1972 Scheme 2.png
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