SJ6589 : M6 for North Wales?

near to Martinscroft, Warrington, Great Britain

M6 for North Wales?
M6 for North Wales?
The choice of primary destination on the southbound M6 is odd, to say the least. North Wales is only served by accessing the M56 and would normally be expected to feature as a subsidiary destination in the same way as Chester, also on the sign. Why not simply Birmingham, "The Midlands" or even "The South"? As is evident, the motorway here is 4 lanes wide, a by-product of early 1990s duplication of Thelwall Viaduct.
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2012
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Date Taken
Friday, 23 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 8 April, 2012
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6599 8946 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.0516N 2:30.7788W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6595 8952
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