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GRAVELLY HILL INTERCHANGE, better known throughout the UK by its nickname SPAGHETTI JUNCTION , is junction 6 of the M6 motorway
M6 motorway
where it meets the A38(M) Aston Expressway in the Gravelly Hill
Gravelly Hill
area of Birmingham
Birmingham
, England. The interchange was opened on 24 May 1972.

CONTENTS

* 1 Overview * 2 Co-located junctions * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links

OVERVIEW

The interchange's colloquial name "Spaghetti Junction" was coined in 1965 by journalists from the Birmingham
Birmingham
Evening Mail . On 1 June 1965, reporter Roy Smith described plans for the then unbuilt junction as a "cross between a plate of spaghetti and an unsuccessful attempt at a Staffordshire knot ", and a sub-editor headlined the article "Spaghetti Junction". The interchange at night seen from the West Midlands Police
West Midlands Police
helicopter

The junction provides access to and from the A38 (Tyburn Road), A38(M) (Aston Ex