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The M58 is a motorway passing through Merseyside
Merseyside
and Lancashire
Lancashire
, terminating in Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester
. It is 12 miles (19.3 km) long and provides a link between the M6 motorway
M6 motorway
and the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton .

CONTENTS

* 1 Route

* 2 History

* 2.1 Unfulfilled plans

* 3 Junctions * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links

ROUTE

Apart from the approaches to its terminal roundabouts , the motorway is three lanes throughout. It starts at Switch Island in Merseyside and passes directly underneath the Merseyrail Northern Line . before striking out across open countryside and into Lancashire
Lancashire
south of Maghull
Maghull
and Bickerstaffe . It then curves south westerly south of Skelmersdale
Skelmersdale
before reaching the M6 at Orrell in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan
Wigan
, Greater Manchester.

HISTORY

Since 1949 an upgrade of the Wigan
Wigan
to Ormskirk
Ormskirk
route had been proposed to improve traffic flows, yet with the decision in 1961 to develop Skelmersdale
Skelmersdale
as a new town, the proposals were revised to provide a link to the M6 at one end and Liverpool at the other.

The first part of the road was opened in March 1968 as the Skelmersdale
Skelmersdale
Regional Road between what is now junctions 4 it would have reached the M61 between junctions 5 and 6. These plans have also been dropped and currently Wigan
Wigan
Borough Council has plans for a part dual and part single carriageway route to the A579 near Atherton .

JUNCTIONS

Junction 3 (eastbound exit) near Bickerstaffe . Approaching the M6 interchange from the M58.

Data from driver location signs are used to provide distance information.

M58 motorway

mile km Eastbound exits Junction Westbound exits

17.5 28.2 The North West, Preston , The South, Manchester
Manchester
, Warrington
Warrington
M6 Wigan
Wigan
(A577) J6 Terminus Start of motorway

15.7 25.2 Skelmersdale
Skelmersdale
(East), Upholland
Upholland
(A577 ) J5 Skelmersdale
Skelmersdale
(East), Pimbo, Upholland
Upholland
(A577)

14.0 22.6 Skelmersdale
Skelmersdale
(West & Central) (A5068) J4 Skelmersdale
Skelmersdale
(West ">

* ^ A B C D Lancashire
Lancashire
County Council – Historic Highways – M58 * ^ A B The Motorway
Motorway
Archive – M58 Archived 2006-10-25 at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
. * ^ A B The Motorway
Motorway
Archive – M58 Dates * ^ " Lancashire
Lancashire
County Council – Historic Highways – M58 Map". Archived from the original on 2011-05-15. * ^ Driver Location Signs, Highway Agency Area 10 (map) – Highway Authority, 2009

EXTERNAL

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