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Wednesbury Interchange

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Wednesbury Interchange
Location Map ( geo)
M6, Junction 9 - Geograph - 3116207.jpg
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Location
Bescot
County
Staffordshire
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Roundabout Interchange
Roads Joined
M6, A461
Junctions related to the A461

The Wednesbury Interchange is located on the M6 at junction 9, where it meets the A461 south of Walsall.

Whilst the junction is a standard grade-separated roundabout in layout, it is in an extremely constrained location, with housing immediately to the north of the junction. Whilst the M6 runs over the top of the roundabout, underneath the roundabout is a railway line running parallel to the motorway. This means that the sliproads on the southern side of the junction are extremely tightly aligned. The M6 is also on a viaduct meaning that there is very little merge space on entry, causing sightline issues.

The presence of the large retail park in the southwestern corner of the junction can lead to it becoming overloaded outside peak hours.

It is signed from M6 as the non-Primary Destination of Wednesbury, and neither of the nearby large towns of Walsall or Dudley appear on exit signage from the motorway, despite being directly accessed from A461 via this junction.


Routes

Route To Notes

M6

The NORTH WEST, Stafford

M6

London (M1 & M40), The SOUTH WEST (M5)

A461

Walsall, Broadwalk Retail Park, Bescot Station, Tame Bridge Park & Ride, Secure Lorry Park

A461

Dudley, Wednesbury, Great Bridge



Wednesbury Interchange
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M6, Junction 9 - Geograph - 3116207.jpgIMG 4327.JPGIMG 4429.JPGIMG 5121.JPG M6 Motorway Junction 9
Other nearby junctions
Walsall
Junctions on the M6
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