Thurcroft Interchange

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Thurcroft Interchange
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County
Yorkshire
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
non-Directional-T
Roads Joined
M1, M18

Thurcroft Interchange is junction 32 of the M1, and junction 0 of the M18.

This junction is a scaled-down version of Ray Hall interchange and, like Wadworth Viaduct, has become busier since THE NORTH traffic was sent up this way. The Highways Agency also noticed the upturn in traffic levels at this junction and so widened the M1 to four lanes between 31 and 32 to enable the large volumes of traffic to use this junction more easily. This is the only modification to the junction since it was created. The most popular movements are M1 north to M18 north and vice versa.

History

Thurcroft Interchange opened on 21st December 1967, along with the M18 up to Wadworth and the M1 from Pinxton to the east side of Tinsley. The northern slip roads from M1 Leeds to M18 north are called the Thurcroft Link and were built by Dowsett Engineering (Dow-Mac of Tallington, Lncolnshire), who built the M1 to Tinsley junction 34. The M18 was built by W. & C. French of Essex. The M18 and M1 sections were designed and built independently, but at the same time and opened on the same day. Owen Williams designed the M18.

Routes

Route To Notes

M1

Sheffield & Leeds

M1

The SOUTH, London, Nottingham

M18

The NORTH, Doncaster, Hull

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Thurcroft Interchange
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Junctions on the M1
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Former Leeds city section: 43 Stourton • 44 Belle Isle • 45 Tunstall • 46 Hunslet • 47 Holbeck
Junctions on the M18
Thurcroft • 1 Bramley • 2 Wadworth Viaduct • 3 St Catherines • 4 West Moor • 5 North Ings • 6 Waterside • 7 Langham