spaghetti junction


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spaghetti junction

an interchange, usually between motorways, in which there are a large number of underpasses and overpasses and intersecting roads used by a large volume of high-speed traffic
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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.
Spaghetti Junction, which carries 200,000 vehicles a day |
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.
Spaghetti Junction opened 36 years ago this month and is used by more than 160,000 vehicles every day.
'Spaghetti Junction is a fairly sad loop which confuses many motorists,' said one council insider.
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.