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Wall Island

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Wall Island
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National Highways
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Roads Joined
M6 Toll, A5, A5127, A5148
Junctions related to the A5127
Junctions related to the A5148
The area before the roundabout was built with the A5 forming a staggered crossroads
The A5 bypassed Wall in the late 1960s
The A5148 was added in the early 1970s

Wall Island is junction T5 of the M6 Toll. It was once proposed as a terminus of the M54.

Prior to the 1960s the junction was a crossroads with Watling Street to the west being an unclassified road. The A5 TOTSO'd at this point and traffic had to use the then A38. In the late 1960s the A5 bypassed the village of Wall and the roundabout was constructed. In the early 1970s the A5148 was built which completed all the roads feeding into the junction. Earthworks were built on the A5148 in preparation for the flyover which would link it to the A5 west. These stubs were tarmacked but no traffic ever used them during the 30 years they existed.

In the 1980s the Birmingham Northern Relief Road would have been built on the Wall Bypass section of the A5 and the flyover would have taken it between the A5148 and A5 east. The BNRR was built as the M6 Toll in the early 2000s and the existing roundabout was replaced by two smaller ones. The embankment on the A5148 was removed and a direct slip from the M6 Toll onto the A5148 was built instead of the planned flyover.

The full intended layout of the original junction


Route To Notes

M6 Toll

(M6 North), Burntwood


Brownhills, Walsall (A461)


(M6 Toll (S)), (M42, M6 (S)), Tamworth, Birmingham (A38) leads to M6 Toll JT4 for access to southbound M6 Toll


Burton (A38), Lichfield (avoiding low bridge)




Sutton Coldfield, Shenstone


(M6 North), Burntwood administrative number for M6 Toll


(M6 North), Burntwood provisional number for M6 Toll


Wolverhampton, Telford, (M6)

Wall Island
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Wall Island embankment.jpgWall Island stubs.jpgWall Island merge.jpg
Junctions on the M6 Toll
M6 (3A) / M42 (7A) Coleshill  • T1 Dunton  • T2 Junction T2  • T3 Langley Mill  • T4 Weeford  • T5 Wall Island  • T6 Brownhills  • T7 Churchbridge  • T8 Wedges Mills  • M6 (11A) Saredon
Unbuilt Extension: M6 Junction 14A  • Hanchurch  • M6 Junction 15A  • M6 Junction 16A  • M6 Junction 19
Junctions on the A5
London - CrickMarble Arch • Marylebone Flyover • Staples Corner • Canons Corner • Brockley • Elstree Crossroads • Park Street • King Harry • Peahen Crossroads • Friars Wash • Dunstable Crossroads • Chalk Hill Rdbt • M1 Junction 11A • Thorn Rdbt • Hockliffe Crossroads • Sheeps Lane Rdbt • Little Brickhill • Caldecotte • Redmoor • Portway • Abbey Hill • Old Stratford Rdbt • Tove Rdbt • Weedon Crossroads • Watford Crossroads • Kilsby • Halfway House Rdbt • DIRFT Rugby North Rdbt
Crick - TamworthCrick • DIRFT Rugby East Rdbt • DIRFT Rugby North Rdbt • Gibbet Rdbt • Cross in Hand • High Cross • Smockington Hollow • Stretton Baskerville • Sketchley Rdbt • Dodwells Rdbt • Longshoot • Higham Rdbt • Red Gate • Mancetter Rdbt • Holly Lane Rdbt • Grendon Rdbt • Dordon Rdbt • M42 Junction 10
Tamworth-TelfordM42 Junction 10 • Centurion • Glascote • Ventura Park • Mile Oak • Weeford • Wall Island • Muckley Corner • Rising Sun • The Turf • Churchbridge • Wynn's Corner • Longford Island • Gailey Interchange • Gailey Island • Pickmere Roundabout • Limekiln Bank Rdbt • Priorslee Rdbt • Priorslee Interchange • Hollinswood
Telford-OswestryHollinswood • Forge • Cluddley • Preston Island • Emstrey Island • Bayston Hill Rdbt • Edgebold Rdbt • Woodcote Rdbt • Churncote Rdbt • Felton Butler Rdbt • Wolfshead Rdbt • Queens Head Junction
Oswestry-HolyheadQueens Head Junction • Mile End Rdbt • Whittington Rdbt • Five Crosses • Gledrid Rdbt • Halton Rdbt • Whitehurst Rdbt • Llys y Gwynt • Antelope Rdbt • Anglesey Arms • Carreg Bran • Glan Menai • Nant Turnpike • Dalar Hir • Caergeiliog

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