Along with the Great Wall of China and and the Empire State building, Spaghetti Junction
is one of the few man-made objects which can be seen from space.
In the first year, there were only 19 accidents on Spaghetti Junction
, none of them fatal, and 100,000 vehicles a day were using it successfully within five weeks of opening.
, which carries 200,000 vehicles a day |
Since it was opened, an estimated total of 1.55 billion vehicles have used Spaghetti Junction
Erdington MP Jack Dromey approached the agency after being inundated with complaints about the gridlock around Spaghetti Junction
, Chester Road and Junction 5 of the M6 since the start of the year.
opened 36 years ago this month and is used by more than 160,000 vehicles every day.
is a fairly sad loop which confuses many motorists,' said one council insider.
Fifteen years later, Spaghetti Junction
was completed, costing pounds 10.8 million in 1972 - equivalent to pounds 86.2 million today.
And there were delays southbound between junction ten and junction six, at Spaghetti Junction
Highways England earlier tweeted: "Vehicle fire M6 J5 to J6 Spaghetti Junction
. Traffic officers and West Midlands fire service en route.
Michelin-starred "yummy Brummie" Glynn Purnell has cooked up a unique tribute to Spaghetti Junction
ROAD closures on Spaghetti Junction
and the Aston Expressway have been lifted ahead of schedule.