A454 road

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A454 road
The A454 between Bridgnorth and Wolverhampton
Route information
Length: 28.9 mi[1] (46.5 km)
Major junctions
west end: 52°31′45″N 2°23′03″W / 52.5292°N 2.3841°W / 52.5292; -2.3841
  A458 A458 road
A41 A41 road
A4150 A4150 road
A449 A449 road
A4124 A4124 road
A463 A463 road
Junction 10.svg UK-Motorway-M6.svg
J10 → M6 motorway
A4148 A4148 road
A34 A34 road
A461 A461 road
A452 A452 road
A4026 A4026 road
A5127 A5127 road
east end: 52°34′45″N 1°49′47″W / 52.5791°N 1.8296°W / 52.5791; -1.8296
Location
Primary
destinations
:
Wolverhampton
Walsall
Road network

The A454 is a major road in central England. It runs 28.9 miles (46.5 km) from Bridgnorth to Sutton Coldfield and is an important primary route linking Wolverhampton and Walsall with the M6 motorway.

Route[edit]

Starting from Bridgnorth, Shropshire, it runs eastwards, crossing a narrow part of Staffordshire, to Wolverhampton, West Midlands. It then by-passes Willenhall where it becomes the eastern section of "The Black Country Route" before meeting the M6 motorway at Junction 10 on its way to Walsall. It then runs through Aldridge and the Staffordshire village of Little Aston before heading south-east to Four Oaks, to the north of Sutton Coldfield. Due to its course following part of the ring roads around Wolverhampton and Walsall it has overlapping sections with the A41, A4150, A449, A4148, A34 and A461 roads.

History[edit]

Re-numbering has taken place along the route since the 1970s. First, The Keyway was opened to the south of Willenhall town centre and became part of the A454, as did Bilston Lane - previously the A463.

In the 1980s, the final stub of the route into Bridgnorth was downgraded to become the B4363 when a by-pass (part of the A458) was opened around the south of the town.

Then, in 1995, the Black Country Route was completed between Bilston and Junction 10 of the M6. The final section of this route (which began as the A463) was numbered the A454, which led to Wolverhampton Road West on the Willenhall-Walsall border being downgraded to a B-road, as had happened to the rest of the original A454 through Willenhall when The Keyway was opened some 20 years previously.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directions to Wolverhampton Rd/A454". Google. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "A454 Wolverhampton - Walsall". The Society for All British and Irish Road Enthusiasts. 9 October 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 

Coordinates: 52°35′05″N 2°06′45″W / 52.58469°N 2.11255°W / 52.58469; -2.11255