Waterdale Interchange

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Waterdale
Location Map ( geo)
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The Mr Floppy sign in the rain.
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Location
Bricket Wood
County
Hertfordshire
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Parclo
Roads Joined
M1, A405
Junctions related to the A405

Waterdale Interchange is junction 6 of the M1. It is the home of the original 'Mr Floppy' sign. It connects to the A405 North Orbital Road, which is trunk to the northeast of the junction, forming the link between the M1 to/from London and the M25.

The basic form of the interchange has gone unchanged since it opening in 1959, however, at that time the M1 through these parts was dual 2 lane (D2M) and remained this way until the junctions 5 to 8 were widened in the early 1980s to D3M. Originally, both carriageways of the motorway crossed the A405 using the western bridge. The motorway was widened by building a new bridge just to the east which carries the southbound carriageway, with the western bridge now carrying the widened northbound carriageway.

The Google Streetview images show the over-wide northbound bridge from above and below and the new bridge from the east.

The M1 through this interchange has Catenary Street Lighting.

Routes

Route To Notes

M1

The NORTH, Luton & Airport

M1

C. London, Brent Cross, Harrow, Watford

A405

(M25), St Albans

A405

North Watford
Bricket Wood Old Watford Road

C80

Bricket Wood Mount Pleasant Lane. 7.5 Ton weight limit except for loading, 14'6" height limit in 1 mile

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Waterdale Interchange
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Watford
Junctions on the M1
Marble Arch • Hampstead • 1 Staples Corner • 2 Fiveways • Scratchwood • 4 Brockley • Bushey • 5 Berrygrove • 6 Waterdale • 6A Chiswell • 7 Beechtrees • 8 Breakspears • 9 Friars Wash • 10 Pepperstock; (10A Kidney Wood) • 11 Junction 11 • 11A Chalton • 12 Toddington • 13 Ridgemont • 14 Broughton • 15 Collingtree • 15A Rothersthorpe • 16 Kislingbury • 17 Kilsby • 18 Crick • 19 Catthorpe • 20 Misterton • 21 Whetstone • 21A Kirby Muxloe • 22 Markfield • 23 Shepshed • Long Whatton • 23A Finger Farm • 24 Kegworth • 24A Warren Lane • 25 Sandiacre • M42 • 26 Nuthall • 27 Junction 27 • 28 Pinxton • 29 Heath • 29A Duckmanton • 30 Barlborough • 31 Aston • 32 Thurcroft • 33 Catcliffe • 34 Tinsley • 35 Thorpe Hesley • 35A Tankersley • 36 Birdwell • 37 Dodworth • 38 Haigh • 39 Durkar • 40 Flushdyke • Kirkhamgate • 41 Carrgate • 42 Lofthouse • 43 Belle Isle • 44 Rothwell Haigh • 45 East Leeds Link • 46 Austhorpe • 47 Parlington • 48 Hook Moor
Former Leeds city section: 43 Stourton • 44 Belle Isle • 45 Tunstall • 46 Hunslet • 47 Holbeck