spaghetti junction


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spaghetti junction

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(Automotive Engineering) 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
[C20: from the nickname of the Gravelly Hill Interchange, Birmingham, where the M6, A38M, A38, and A5127 intersect]
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Noun1.spaghetti junction - a complicated highway interchange with multiple overpasses
interchange - a junction of highways on different levels that permits traffic to move from one to another without crossing traffic streams
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Construction of the original Spaghetti Junction took 15 years and cost pounds 86.2 million.
The accident happened between junctions 5 and 6, Sutton Coldfield and Spaghetti Junction, on the northbound carriageway, when the 17-tonne Volvo lorry collided with a stationary Ford Mondeo.
Meanwhile, drivers in the opposite direction were also delayed by another breakdown when a lane was closed to clear a vehicle between Junction 5 for Castle Bromwich and Junction 6 for Spaghetti Junction.
From the autumn of 1971 people were driving onto the Expressway and Spaghetti Junction to get an early (and illegal) sneak preview.
It's as British as an Ealing Comedy or Spaghetti Junction.
The accident happened between junctions 5 and 6, Sutton Coldfield and Spaghetti Junction, on the northbound carriageway when the 17-tonne Volvo lorry hit a stationary Ford Mondeo, which was on the hard shoulder waiting for a breakdown recovery vehicle.
Delays stretched back to Junction 6 for Spaghetti Junction as emergency services attended the scene.
The motorway was closed northbound between Junction 5, Castle Bromwich, and Junction 6, Spaghetti Junction, causing massive congestion and five hours of delays.
But, as an Aston Villa fan, I was disgusted with Roger Skidmore's comments in the Mercury (May 12) to say that Villa were just in a small hamlet between Witton and Spaghetti Junction.
Anyone with information on the accident, which occurred between Spaghetti Junction and Castle Bromwich, should call West Midlands Police on 0121 626 4000.
MOTORISTS are facing a year of misery with repair work on Birmingham's crumbling Spaghetti Junction now likely to take TWICE as long as expected.