A4100

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A4100
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Blackheath (SO975865)
To:  Brierley Hill (SO919868)
Distance:  4.2 miles (6.8 km)
Meets:  A4034, B4171, A459, B4173, B4174, A4036, B4172, A461
Former Number(s):  B4172, B4179
Highway Authorities

Dudley • Sandwell

Traditional Counties

Staffordshire

Route outline (key)
A4100 Blackheath – Brierley Hill
Reddal Hill Road, Old Hill

The A4100 runs across the southern part of the Black Country, from Blackheath to Brierley Hill via Rowley Regis, Cradley Heath and Quarry Bank.

It was upgraded in April 1925 from a combination of the B4172 from Cradley Heath to Mount Pleasant and the B4179 between Mount Pleasant and Brierley Hill, whilst the section from Cradley Heath to Blackheath was upgraded from an unclassified road in the 1930s.

The road starts at traffic lights on the eastern side of the Blackheath bypass, where the A4034 TOTSOs. We head west along the northern side of the bypass, rejoining the road's original route, the High Street, near Blackheath library.

The route continues west along a residential road before descending steeply to pass Rowley Regis Cemetery. At the bottom of the hill we turn sharply left at a roundabout to cross the Dudley Canal and run through industry into Old Hill. There is a brief multiplex here with the A459 between adjacent roundabouts; signs claim the two roads have equal status.

The road continues west and bypasses the centre of Cradley Heath, multiplexing with the B4173 as it does so. After rejoining the old road we run on to the station, bending sharply right to avoid crossing the railway line at a level crossing. The road remains residential as we change metropolitan borough at the junction with the B4174.

We run along Quarry Bank High Street and climb to a signalised crossroads where we meet the A4036. This used to be a staggered crossroads but the A4100 has been straightened. On the far side we continue along Mount Pleasant then turn right at a roundabout, with the B4172 continuing our route ahead. We continue along Mill Street and cross a roundabout which provides access to the Merry Hill Centre before going over the Dudley Canal and ending at traffic lights on the A461 Brierley Hill bypass.



A4100
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Cradley Heath - High Street - Geograph - 998714.jpgExit from A4100 northbound towards the B4173.JPGGarratt's Lane Island - Geograph - 392812.jpgThe A4100 at the B4174.jpgThe B4173 approaching the A4100 multiplex.jpg
Other nearby roads
DudleyA4033 • A4036 • A4037 • A4101 • A4123 • A4168 • A457 • A459 • A461 • B4158 (Dudley) • B4171 • B4172 • B4173 • B4174 • B4175 • B4176 • B4177 • B4177 (Dudley - Kingswinford) • B4178 • B4179 • B4180 • B4458 (Dudley) • B4483 • B4517 • B4558 (Dudley) • B4563 • B4587 (Dudley) • B4588 • Dudley Tour • T14 (Britain) • Western Orbital
A4100-A4199
A4100 • A4101 • A4102(W) • A4102(E) • A4103 • A4104 • A4105 • A4106 • A4107 • A4108 • A4109 • A4110 • A4111 • A4112 • A4113 • A4114 • A4115 • A4116 • A4117 • A4118 • A4119
A4120 • A4121 • A4122 • A4123 • A4124 • A4125 • A4126 • A4127 • A4128 • A4129 • A4130 • A4131 • A4132 • A4133 • A4134 • A4135 • A4136 • A4137 • A4138 • A4139
A4140 • A4141 • A4142 • A4143 • A4144 • A4145 • A4146 • A4147 • A4148 • A4149 • A4150 • A4151 • A4152 • A4153 • A4154 • A4155 • A4156 • A4157 • A4158 • A4159
A4160 • A4161 • A4162 • A4163 • A4164 • A4165 • A4166 • A4167 • A4168 • A4169 • A4170 • A4171 • A4172 • A4173 • A4174 • A4175 • A4176 • A4177 • A4178 • A4179
A4180 • A4181 • A4182 • A4183 • A4184 • A4185 • A4186 • A4187 • A4188 • A4189 • A4190 • A4191 • A4192 • A4193 • A4194 • A4195 • A4196 • A4197 • A4198 • A4199
Former iterations: A4105(W) • A4105(E) • A4108 • A4114 • A4115 • A4116 • A4125 • A4141 • A4150 • A4154 • A4160 • A4168