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A34
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From:Winchester (SU495305)
To:Salford (SJ830985)
Via:Newbury, Oxford, Solihull, Birmingham, Walsall, Stafford, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Manchester
Length:200 miles (321.9 km)
Meets: M3, M4, M6, M6 Toll, M40, M42, M56, M60, A5, A6, A57(M), A303, A500
Former Number(s):A42, A43, A421, A449, A455 A526, B5221
Now part of:A44, A429, A3400, B3335
Highway Authorities

Highways Agency (Area 3) • Birmingham • Cheshire East • Manchester • Salford • Sandwell • Solihull • Staffordshire • Stockport • Stoke-on-Trent • Walsall

Traditional Counties

Berkshire • Cheshire • Hampshire • Lancashire • Oxfordshire • Staffordshire • Warwickshire

Route outline (key)
A34 Winchester - Wendlebury
A34 Oxford - Dorridge
A34 Dorridge - Cannock
A34 Cannock - Stafford
A34 Stafford - Manchester
A34 Manchester - Salford

The A34 is a major route from the ports on the South Coast of England to the Midlands and the North West, with the standard varying from rural dual carriageway sections in the south to urban single carriageway in the north, and everything else in between.

Contents

Sections

Originally the A34 was an important and much-extended road across the country, being slowly improved throughout time. After part of it was downgraded in 1991, the A34 was divided into two distinct halves, as explained below:

Section 1: Winchester - Oxford

The A34 near Sutton Scotney

The A34 is known most for being a high-speed dual carriageway linking the M3 at Winchester to the M4 near Newbury and the M40 near Oxford. This is the oldest section of the road: in the pre-motorway era the role of the M3 would have been represented by the A33, M4 the A4 and M40 the A41.

Section 2: Solihull – Salford

The A34 in Great Barr

The second, longer, section of the road is mostly single carriageway and only of regional importance, winding through all the towns en route. It was the product of an extension from Oxford to Salford, and then left disconnected after the opening of the M40 saw part of the extension downgraded.

Former Section: Oxford – Solihull

The old A34 in Henley
Main Article: A34/Oxford - Solihull

This section was the result of the first extension, taking over the A42. It was then downgraded in 1991 following the opening of the M40, with the majority of the road now being numbered A3400.

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A34
JunctionsBeecroft Island • Blackfriars Roundabout • Botley Interchange • Bullington Cross • Camp Hill Circus • Chieveley Interchange • Churchbridge • Creswell Interchange • Darlaston Inn Roundabout • Gillbent Interchange • Great Barr Interchange • Grosvenor Roundabout • Hanford Interchange • Hinksey Hill Interchange • Kings Worthy Interchange • Kingsway Interchange • Knutton Lane Roundabout • Lancaster Circus • Lodge Hill Interchange • M64 (Trentham - Long Whatton) J8 • Marcham Road Interchange • Milehouse Roundabout • Milton Interchange (Oxfordshire) • Monks Heath Crossroads • Monkspath Interchange • New Town Row • Peartree Interchange • Queen's Square (Cannock) • Red Bull Crossroads • Robin Hood Roundabout (Newbury) • Sackville Street Junction • Talke Interchange • Three Maids Hill • Tot Hill • Weeping Cross Roundabout • Wendlebury Interchange • Winnall Interchange • Wolstanton Roundabout • Wolvercote Roundabout
ServicesChieveley services • Peartree services • Sutton Scotney services
CrossingsA33/A34 Bridge • A34 Road Bridge • Kidlington Bypass Bridge • Kingsway Bridge (Cheadle) • Newbury Bypass Bridge • Pewsey Road Bridge • Whitchurch Bypass Bridge • Wolvercote Viaduct
RoadsE05 • E33 (Northampton - Liverpool) • Oxford Ring Road • T13 (Britain) • T59 (Britain)
MiscellaneousA34/Named Junctions • A34/Oxford - Solihull • A34/Winchester - Oxford • Newbury Bypass
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