M6 motorway

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M6 motorway in the UK
M6 motorway
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Course of the M6
Basic data
Operator: Highways Agency
Overall length: 373.7 km (232.2  mi )

Countries :


Development condition: six lanes
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The M6 ​​in Cumbria's Lune Valley
Course of the road
node The SOUTH , Northampton , Felixstowe ,
Corby , Kettering M1 A14
Junction on the left (1)  Rugby , Lutterworth A426
node (2)  Coventry , Leicester B4065M69 A46 A4600
Junction on the left (3)  Bedworth, Coventry, Nuneaton B4113A444
Gas station Rest stop Corley
node (3A)  The NORTH WEST , Lichfield , Tamworth
M6 great ( M42) ( ABG Rugby)
node (4)  The SOUTH WEST , Birmingham , Birmingham Airport ,
NEC, CoventryM42 A446
West Midlands
node (4A)  The NORTH , The SOUTH (ABG Carlisle)M42
Junction on the left (5)  Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield ( HAS Rugby)A452
node (6)  Birmingham, Lichfield AM38A38 A5127
Junction on the left (7)  Birmingham, Walsall A34
node (8th)  The SOUTH WEST, Birmingham,
West Bromwich M5
Junction on the left (9)  Wednesbury A461
Junction on the left (10)  Walsall, Wolverhampton B4464A454
node (10A)  NORTH & MID WALES, Wolverhampton,
Telford (ABG Rugby)M54
Gas station Rest stop Hilton Park
Junction on the left (11)  Cannock , WolverhamptonA460 A462
node (11A)  The SOUTH (ABG Carlisle)M6 great
Junction on the left (12)  Telford, NORTH WALES, Cannock,
Wolverhampton A5( M54)
Junction on the left (13)  Stafford A449
Junction on the left (14)  Stafford, Stone, Eccleshall A34 A5013
Gas station Rest stop Stafford (towards rugby)
Gas station Rest stop Stafford (towards Carlisle)
Junction on the left (15)  Stoke , Newcastle-under-Lyme , Stone, EccleshallA500
Gas station Rest stop Keele
Junction on the left (16)  Stoke, Crewe, Nantwich, Chester B5078A500
Gas station Rest stop Sandbach
Junction on the left (17)  Congleton , Sandbach A534
Junction on the left (18)  Middlewich , Northwich , Chester, Holmes Chapel A54
Gas station Rest stop Knutsford
Junction on the left (19)  Manchester , Manchester Airport , Stockport ,
Knutsford , Macclesfield A556
node (20)  NORTH WALES, Runcorn , Birkenhead ,
Chester, Stockport, Manchester Airport,
Lymm, Warrington B5158M56 A50
flow Thelwall Viaduct over the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal (1,350 m)
Junction on the left (21)  Warrington, Irlam B5210A57
node (21A)  Liverpool , Southport , Manchester,
Bolton , Leeds BristolM62
Junction on the left (22)  Newton, Leigh, Warrington A49 A579
Junction on the left (23)  St Helens , Liverpool, Southport,
Manchester, Newton-le-Willows A49 A580
Greater Manchester
Junction on the left (24)  St Helens, Ashton (HAS Carlisle)A58
Junction on the left (25)  Wigan (HAS Rugby)A49
node (26)  Skelmersdale , Liverpool, SouthportM58 A577
Junction on the left (27)  Parbold, Standish, Chorley, Wigan A5209
Gas station Rest stop Charnock Richard
Junction on the left (28)  Leyland B5256
node (29)  Burnley , Blackburn , Preston M65 A6
node (30)  Manchester, Bolton, Leeds, Blackburn (HAS Carlisle)M61
Junction on the left (31)  Preston , Blackburn, ClitheroeA59
Junction on the left (31A)  Preston, Longridge B6242
node (32)  Blackpool , Fleetwood, Preston, Garstang M55
Gas station Rest stop Lancaster
Junction on the left (33)  Lancaster, Garstang, Fleetwood A6
Junction on the left (34)  Lancaster , Kirkby Lonsdale, Morecambe ,
Heysham A683
flow Lune
node (35)  Carnforth , MorecambeAM601
Gas station Rest stop Burton-in-Kendal (towards Carlisle)
Junction on the left (36)  South Lakes , Kendal , Barrow ,
Kirkby Lonsdale , SkiptonA65 A590
Gas station Rest stop Killington Lake (towards rugby)
Junction on the left (37)  Kendal , SedberghA684
Junction on the left (38)  Kendal, Brough, Appleby B6260A685
Gas station Rest stop Tebay
Junction on the left (39)  Shap , KendalA6
flow Lowther
flow Eamont
Junction on the left (40)  Penrith , North Lakes , Keswick , Brough,
Scotch CornerA66 A592
Junction on the left (41)  Wigton B5305
Gas station Rest stop Southwaite
Junction on the left (42)  Carlisle B6263A6
Junction on the left (43)  Carlisle, Hexham , Newcastle A69
Junction on the left (44)  Galashiels , Hawick , CarlisleA7 A689
parking spot Todhills
Junction on the left (45)  Gretna Green , Longtown B7076A6071
SCOTLAND, Dumfries and Galloway
On to  GlasgowAM74

The M6 motorway ( English for, M6 ') is the longest highway of the United Kingdom .

The M6 ​​is 232 miles (373 km) long and connects the M1 motorway at Rugby with Carlisle near the border with Scotland . The M6 ​​is one of the busiest motorways in Great Britain, depending on how it is counted.

History and special features

The first section of the highway near Preston was opened by Prime Minister Harold Macmillan on December 5, 1958 . This part of the M6 ​​is fighting for the title of the first motorway in Great Britain with the first section of the M1. The first part of the M6 ​​was finished earlier, but very short and it was not built for a long time.

The two directions of travel are shared between Shap and Tebay and a road runs between the two lanes without there being any driveway at the point.

The last 6 mile (9.7 km) long section between Carlisle and the Scottish border (connection to the A74 (M) Motorway ) was opened on December 5, 2008 and thus the so-called " Cumberland Gap" was closed.

Planned expansions

The A556 (M) link is intended to link the M6 ​​with the M56 to Manchester. The planning approval procedure for this street has been going on for many years.

See also

Web links

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