Water Orton Interchange
|Water Orton Interchange|
|Location Map ( geo)|
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In 1998 the M6 eastbound here was used to trial a tiger tail diverge. It had been estimated that as much as 50% of the traffic was leaving here, and the new layout was considered to be successful in evenly distributing the traffic and improving driver behaviour.
Between 1984-1987 there were two potential routes for the southern section of the Birmingham Northern Relief Road. One of these met the M6 at Water Orton and would have required braiding to remove any weaving. As the junction opened with the M42 in 1985 this would involve making alterations to structures only a few years ago. However, in 1986 the preferred route for the BNRR was along the M42 corridor and when it opened at the M6 Toll in 2003 the only alteration necessary was the widening of the M42 to D4M through the junction.
|Birmingham (Central, E, N & W)|
|LONDON (M1), Coventry, N.E.C||accessed to/from M6 only|
|The NORTH (M1), Tamworth|
|The SOUTH WEST (M5), LONDON (M40), (M6 South), Birmingham (S), Warwick, Solihull, N.E.C & Birmingham Airport|