|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Summerfield Park, Smethwick (SP035877)|
|Distance:||0.9 miles (1.4 km)|
|Former Number(s):||B4136, A457|
|Route outline (key)|
The A4092 is a short A-road to the south of Smethwick town centre.
The road starts at a traffic-light-controlled TOTSO on the A4030 by the former Barley Mow pub. It heads northeastwards along Waterloo Road, passing the Hadley Stadium, and crosses a roundabout providing access to unclassified residential roads (although the A4092 is itself residential).
Shortly afterwards we enter the Cape Hill shopping area where adjacent sets of traffic lights provide access to the B4125 and B4136. We continue east down the fairly flat Cape Hill to reach a roundabout at the eastern end of the A457 Smethwick bypass where the A4092 ends. The new housing estate to the right is built on the site of the old Mitchells & Butlers brewery.
The A4092 came into being in the early 1920s as part of the first wave of upgrades following the original 1922 classification. It took over that part of the B4136 immediately east of the A4030, making the road a half-mile link road ending on the A457 Cape Hill. When that road was moved onto the Smethwick bypass in the 1970s the A4092 was extended east along Cape Hill, giving the road its current length, double its original.