|Location Map ( geo)|
|Double Half Roundabout Interchange|
|12 June 1968|
|M1, A631, A6178, A6109|
|Junctions related to the A631|
The Tinsley Interchange forms Junction 34 of the M1. Opened on 12 June 1968, it is one of the bigger junctions in Britain. It is also very busy as this is the junction for Meadowhall. The two roundabouts (Meadowhall Roundabout to the north, Tinsley Roundabout to the south) are fairly standard though the bottom one is busier due to it having four roads.
The two halves of the junction are divided by the impressive Tinsley Viaduct. The viaduct gives great views of Sheffield and the surrounding areas. At 3am on the 24 August 2008, this junction lost its main landmark, the Tinsley Cooling towers which were a major indicator for travellers to see how far they were from their destination.
The Meadowhall Roundabout is the northern roundabout at the junction.
|The SOUTH, London, Nottingham, Sheffield (Centre)||no access from / exit to roundabout|
|Bawtry, Sheffield (A6178), (M1 South, M18), Tinsley 1|
|Sheffield, Meadowhall Centre|
|Kimberworth||7.5T weight limit|
The Tinsley Roundabout is the southern roundabout at the junction
|Leeds, Barnsley||no access from / exit to roundabout|
|London, Nottingham, Doncaster (M18)|
|Rotherham (Kimberworth) (A6109), Leeds, M1 North, Wincobank|
|Bawtry, Brinsworth 1|
|Ring road, Chesterfield, Darnall||signed as A6102|
|Sheffield (Centre), Meadowhall Centre, Hospital|
|Sheffield (Centre), Hospital|
This is the Tinsley Viaduct that divides the junction into two.
The cooling towers stood high over Tinsley Viaduct in their last days before demolition.
The cooling towers beside Tinsley Viaduct as they come down.
Sheffield City Council