The M58 is a motorway passing through
Greater Manchester . It is 12 miles (19.3 km) long and
provides a link between the
M6 motorway and the Metropolitan Borough
of Sefton .
* 1 Route
* 2 History
* 2.1 Unfulfilled plans
* 3 Junctions
* 4 See also
* 5 References
* 6 External links
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 south of
Bickerstaffe . It then curves south westerly south of
Skelmersdale before reaching the M6 at Orrell in the Metropolitan
Wigan , Greater Manchester.
Since 1949 an upgrade of the
Ormskirk route had been
proposed to improve traffic flows, yet with the decision in 1961 to
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 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 Borough Council has plans for a part
dual and part single carriageway route to the A579 near Atherton .
Junction 3 (eastbound exit) near
Approaching the M6 interchange from the M58.
Data from driver location signs are used to provide distance
The North West, Preston , The South,
Wigan (A577) J6
Terminus Start of motorway
Upholland (A577 )
Skelmersdale (East), Pimbo,
Skelmersdale (West & Central) (A5068)
Skelmersdale (West ">
* ^ A B C D
Lancashire County Council – Historic Highways – M58
* ^ A B The
Motorway Archive – M58 Archived 2006-10-25 at the
Wayback Machine .
* ^ A B The
Motorway Archive – M58 Dates
* ^ "
Lancashire County Council – Historic Highways – M58 Map".
Archived from the original on 2011-05-15.
* ^ Driver Location Signs, Highway Agency Area 10 (map) – Highway