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M65 motorway
Route information
Maintained by
Highways England
Lancashire County Council
Length: 25.8 mi (41.5 km)
Existed: 1981 – present
History: Opened: 1981
Completed: 1997
Major junctions
West end: Preston South
  Junction 1.svg UK-Motorway-M6.svg
J1 → M6 motorway
Junction 2.svg UK-Motorway-M61.svg
J2 → M61 motorway
East end: Colne
Location
Counties: Lancashire
Primary
destinations:
Preston
Blackburn
Burnley
Colne
Road network

  • Roads in the United Kingdom
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The M65 is a motorway in Lancashire, England. It starts from the M6 near Preston, crosses the M61 before passing Blackburn and Burnley. The motorway ends in Colne, where it links onto the A56 towards Harrogate. The motorway is 26 miles (42 km) long.

Junctions

M65 motorway
mile km Eastbound exits Junction Westbound exits
25.8 41.6 Skipton, Keighley, Nelson, Colne A6068 J14 Start of motorway
24.4 39.3 Nelson, Kendal A682 J13 Nelson A682
23.3 37.5 Nelson, Brierfield A682 J12 Brierfield A682
21.0 33.8 No access J11 Burnley, Nelson (A679, A682) B6434
19.9 32.1 Burnley (Central), Padiham A671 J10 Burnley (Central), Padiham A671
18.5 29.8 Burnley (West) A679 J9 No access
17.3 27.8 Bury, Manchester A56
Clitheroe A6068
J8 Bury, Manchester A56
Clitheroe A6068
14.5 23.3 Accrington, Clitheroe A6185 J7 Accrington A6185
12.4 19.9 Blackburn (North & East) A678 J6 Blackburn (North & East) A678
10.1 16.2 B6232, Shadsworth A6077 J5 B6232, Shadsworth A6077
8.5 13.6 Blackburn (South), Bolton, Darwen A666, Blackburn with Darwen services J4
Services
Blackburn (South), Bolton, Darwen A666, Blackburn with Darwen services
4.9 7.9 Blackburn (West) A674
Bolton A675
J3 Blackburn (West) A674
2.2 3.5 Manchester, The North West, Lancaster M61 (M6) J2 Manchester, The North West, Lancaster M61 (M6)
0.7 1.2 The South, Birmingham, The North West, Lancaster M6 J1 The South, Birmingham, The North West, Lancaster M6
0.6 1.0 Start of motorway J1A Preston, Bamber Bridge A6

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