A38 Northfield Relief Road

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Northfield Relief Road
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County
Worcestershire
Scheme Type
Bypass
Opening Date
11 April 2007 (to traffic)
24 May 2007 (officially)
Cost
£20m
Contractor
Edmund Nuttall Ltd
On road(s)
A38

The Northfield Relief Road was a £20m scheme to bypass the Birmingham suburb of Northfield, on the A38. The route is dual carriageway with a 30 mph speed limit and several signalised junctions. The scheme opened to traffic on the 11th April 2007 and took 1 year to construct. The bypass was named Sir Herbert Austin Way, recognising the significance of the former car factory less than a mile to the south.

Old route

Northfield Centre post-bypass

As a result of the bypass, regeneration of the centre of Northfield begun. The old route of the A38, along the Bristol Road through the centre of Northfield was narrowed to a S2 route shortly after the bypass opened. Pavements were widened, while signalised crossings were replaced by zebra crossings. Traffic through the centre can still be heavy, though the majority is now local traffic.

Named Junctions

Image Name Classified Road(s) Grid Reference More Info Map
Photo-required.png The Traveller's Rest Junction A38 Sir Herbert Austin Way
Bristol Road (Old route)
SP021800
Photo-required.png The Isaac Tongue Junction A38 Sir Herbert Austin Way
B4121 Bell Hill
SP020799 The junction was named by pupils at Bellfield Junior School
Black Horse Public House, Bristol Road South, Northfield - Geograph - 1100473.jpg The Black Horse Junction Sir Herbert Austin Way (A38, bypass)
Bristol Road (Old route)
Frankley Beeches Road
SP018794




A38 Northfield Relief Road
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