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M50 motorway
The M50, looking south-west from the Ryton Bridge towards Ross-on-Wye
Route information
Length 21.6 mi (34.8 km)
Existed 1960–present
History Constructed 1958–62
Major junctions
East end Strensham
M5 motorway
West end Ross-on-Wye
A449 road
Road network
  • Roads in the United Kingdom
M49 M53

The M50 is a motorway in South West England. It goes from from the M5 to near Ross-on-Wye. Together with the A40 and A449, it links the West Midlands to South Wales. It is about 22 miles (35 km).


M50 motorway junctions
mile km Eastbound exits (B carriageway) Junction Westbound exits (A carriageway) Coordinates
0.0 0.0 The Midlands, Worcester, Birmingham, The South West, Tewkesbury, Bristol M5 M5, J8
Start of motorway 52°02′52″N 2°08′08″W / 52.0477°N 2.1355°W / 52.0477; -2.1355 (M50 J14)
1.7 2.8 Tewkesbury A38 J1 Malvern A38
10.9 17.5 Gloucester A417 J2 Ledbury A417

Hereford (A438)

18.0 28.9 Newent B4221 J3 Newent B4221
21.6 34.7 Start of motorway J4
South Wales, Monmouth, Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye A449 51°55′49″N 2°33′44″W / 51.9302°N 2.5623°W / 51.9302; -2.5623 (M50 J14)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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