Toyota Island

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Toyota Island
Location Map ( geo)
Slip road off the A50 - Geograph - 1674333.jpg
Slip road from the A50 looking towards the roundabout
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Location
South of Derby
County
Derbyshire
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Grade separated roundabout
Roads Joined
A38, A50, B5008

The Toyota Island is the interchange between the A38 and A50, also home to Derby with Burton Services. It is junction 4 of the A50.

As the name suggests it also gives access to the Toyota factory. A curious feature is that the bridges over and under the A38 appear to be designed to allow the addition of a third lane southbound but not northbound. There is a historical explanation for why this should be true of the northernmost bridge but not the others.

History

The A50 at the Toyota Island

The junction was built in two stages a few years apart. The first stage, before the A50 got anywhere near, was a trumpet to give access from the A38 to the Toyota works. This stage was known as the Burnaston Interim Junction and seems to have been approved quickly to encourage Toyota to invest in the site. The bridge of the trumpet later became the northernmost of the five bridges of the completed junction.

The A50 was publicly referred to as the A564 when the junction was being planned and constructed but became A50 on completion.

Historically there was an at-grade crossroads between the A38, B5008 and an unclassified road near the present site of the southernmost bridge. There was also a T-junction with another minor road near the north end of the present junction site. At some stage, either when the A38 was dualled or later, these became left-in-left-out junctions. Both minor roads headed north-west and both were permanently closed to build the Interim Junction. The LILO junction with the B5008 remained until work started on the final junction, when the B5008 was closed for the duration of the works.

Routes

Route To Notes

A38

Birmingham, Burton

A38

(M1 North), Derby

A50

Uttoxeter, Stoke-on-Trent

A50

(M1 South), Nottingham, East Midlands Airport

B5008

Willington, Repton
Toyota

A564

(M6 North), Uttoxeter, Stoke-on-Trent

A564

(M1 South), Nottingham, East Midlands Airport (M42)

M64

(M6 North), Uttoxeter, Stoke-on-Trent

M64

(M1 South), Nottingham, East Midlands Airport, Tamworth (M42)



Toyota Island
ServicesDerby with Burton services
Related Pictures
View gallery (4)
A50 Junction 4 (C) David Dixon - Geograph - 4239228.jpgB5008 Toyota Island.jpgSlip road off the A50 - Geograph - 1674333.jpgToyota Island westbound sign.jpg
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Bodmin - ExeterCallywith • Toll Gate House • Carminow Cross • Turfdown Roundabout • Twelvewoods Roundabout • Looe Mills • Moorswater • Island Shop • Lean Quarry • Menheniot • Trerulefoot Roundabout • Notter Bridge • Stoketon Cross • Latchbrook • Carkeel Roundabout • Saltash Town • St Budeaux • Weston Mill • Manadon • Forder Valley • Marsh Mills • Deep Lane • Voss Farm • Smithaleigh • Lee Mill • Westover • Wrangaton Cross • Woodpecker • Marley Head • Drybridge • Lower Dean • Dart Bridge • Peartree • Linhay Hill • Goodstone Cross • Drumbridges • Clay Lane • Chudleigh Station • Harcombe • Haldon • Splatford Split • Kennford • Wobbly Wheel • Pearce's Hill • Cullumpton
Tiverton - BristolTiverton Parkway • Waterloo Cross • Maiden Down • Perry Elm Roundabout • Chelston Roundabout • Chelston • Creech Castle • Walford Cross • Huntworth • Cross Rifles Roundabout • Dunball Roundabout • Edithmead • Cornhill • East Brent Roundabout • Cross • Churchill Gate Crossroads • Barrow Tanks • Lime Kiln Roundabout • Bedminster Bridge
Bristol - BirminghamSt James Barton • Filton Roundabout • Aztec West • Almondsbury Roundabout • Cross Keys Roundabout • Waterwells Roundabout • Wall's Roundabout • Coombe Hill • Gupshill Roundabout • Twyning • Rashwood • Slideshow Island • Harvester Island • Lydiate Ash • The Black Horse Junction • The Isaac Tongue Junction • Belgrave Interchange • Holloway Circus  • Paradise Circus  • St Chads Circus  • Lancaster Circus  • Dartmouth Circus • Park Circus
Birmingham - MansfieldGravelly Hill • Salford Circus • Birches Green • The Norton Crossroads • Tyburn House Island • Minworth Island • Langely Mill • Bassetts Pole • Weeford • Swinfen • Streethay • Hillards Cross • Barton Turn • Branston Junction • Clay Mills • Toyota Island • Findern • Kingsway Roundabout • Markeaton Island • Palm Court Island • Little Eaton Roundabout • Coxbench • Hartshay • Alfreton • Pinxton
Junctions on the A50 & related routes
A50: Hockliffe
- Foston
Hockliffe Crossroads • Broughton • Queen Eleanor • Highcross Street • Groby Road Roundabout • The Brantings  • Markfield • M42 Junction 12 • Clock Garage Roundabout •
A50Derby-
Stoke-on-Trent
Kegworth • Warren Lane • 1 Sawley • 2 Aston • 3 Bonnie Prince Roundabout • 4 Toyota Island • 5 Junction 5 • 6 Foston • Sudbury Roundabout • Ashbourne • Doveridge • Derby Road Roundabout • McDonalds Roundabout • Western GSJ • Tean Roundabout • Grindley • Catchems Corner • Meir • Alhambra • Trentham Road • Foley Road • Heron Cross • Trentham Lakes • Sideway
A50Stoke-
Warrington
Heron Cross • Victoria Roundabout • Botteslow Roundabout • Waterloo Roundabout • Joiners Square • Red Bull Crossroads • Arclid Crossroads • Station Road Crossroads • Mere Crossroads • Mere • Lymm • Grappenhall Crossroads • Bruche Crossroads • Hilden Island • Longford Roundabout
A500Hanchurch • Hanford • Sideway • Whieldon Road • City Road • Stoke Road • Shelton New Road • Etruria • Wolstanton • Porthill • Tunstall • Talke • Alsager Road • Barthomley • Meremoor Moss Roundabout • Weston Gate Roundabout • Cheerbrook Roundabout
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