The A429 near Northleach, Gloucestershire
|Length:||66.6 mi (107.2 km)|
| M4 motorway
The A429 is a main road in England that runs in a north-northeasterly direction from junction 17 of the M4 motorway (4 miles (6.4 km) north of Chippenham in Wiltshire) to Coventry in the West Midlands.
For much of its length the A429 follows the route of the Roman Fosse Way. It links the M4 in Wiltshire to Coventry in the West Midlands, by way of Malmesbury (bypassed), Crudwell, Cirencester, Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh, east of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, and Kenilworth.
When first designated in 1922 the A429 ran from Chippenham to Warwick. In the 1970s the route was extended from Warwick to Coventry on the old route of the A46. More recently, the dual-carriageway between Chippenham and the M4 motorway became part of the extended A350. Heading northeast, the road breaks at the A46 junction north of Warwick and then restarts at a junction with the A452, in the north of Kenilworth, this is because the section between Warwick and Kenilworth was declassfied shortly after the opening of the A46 Kenilworth Bypass. This was in order to encourage traffic to use the A452 or A46 instead.
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