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B4155
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From:High Street (SK044056)
To:Chase Road (SK061065)
Length:1.3 miles (2.1 km)
Meets: A452, A4124, B5011, A5
Old route now:A4124
Highway Authorities

Walsall Council

Traditional Counties

Staffordshire

Route outline (key)
B4155 Wolverhampton - Bloxwich - Brownhills
B4155 Link in Brownhills
B4155 Brownhills - Newtown

The B4155 has slowly been truncated over the years from an important Wolverhampton radial route to a fairly insignificant route in Brownhills which serves mostly as an access road to housing and industrial estates in the north-east of the town.


Route

B4155 near Brownhills

The modern route of the B4155 starts at the Brownhills Bridge junction to the north of the main shopping area of Brownhills, from where it is the signposted route to Lichfield. It is a nondescript urban road, mostly surrounded by a combination of terraced and 1930s housing.

After a short distance, it meets the B5011 at a light-controlled junction, known locally as Co-op Corner, perhaps not surprisingly after the shop that once occupied the southwest corner of the junction. Some mapping shows the route as ending at this point, but other mapping and some of the signage on the ground indicates that the route continues onwards.

Beyond Co-op Corner, the nature of the road turns from residential to light industrial and finally to rural, narrowing as it goes before reaching a roundabout at which point the route turns sharply north (and is unsigned northbound) along Barracks Lane before finally meeting the A5 where it terminates.

History

1928 map of B4155 in central Wolverhampton
B4155 in 1946

The original route of the B4155 ran from the current route westwards into Wolverhampton city centre along the present A4124 and Broad Street, to end on the A460 in Princes Square. The A4124 number appeared for the first time on the section between Wolverhampton and Bloxwich - the renumbering took place in 1927-28. The use of the A4124 number for this section is shown on 1932 Ordnance Survey mapping.

The B4155 then lost the section between Bloxwich and Brownhills, yet again to the A4124, in the early 1980s, before the construction of the M6 Toll truncated the easternmost section of the route.



B4155
JunctionsBrownhills Bridge
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