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A4289

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A4289
Cameraicon.png View gallery (9)
From:Kingshill (SU139840)
To:Transfer Bridges (SU155856)
Length:2.7 miles (4.3 km)
Meets: B4289, A3102, A4361, B4289, A4312, A4313, A4311, B4289
Former Number(s):A4015, A361, A4259
Highway Authorities

Swindon Council

Traditional Counties

Wiltshire

Route outline (key)
A4289 Kingshill - Swindon Old Town
A4289 Magic Roundabout - Transfer Bridges

Contents

Route

The A4289 is one of Swindon's many A roads, forming the two Class I sections of the Ring Road, the rest of which is the B4289. The road is thus in two separate parts on either side of the town centre.

Southern section

Kingshill Road

The road begins at the Kingshill Roundabout, at the south west corner of Swindon's ring road, where it meets the A3102, which also ends here. It travels east along Kingshill Road and Bath Road to Swindon's Old Town, where it turns south along Devizes Road. After passing through the Old Town's shopping street, the Ring Road turns left as the B4289 and the A4361 continues straight on.

Northern section

The A4289 restarts at the Magic Roundabout, where the Ring Road meets the A4312. It heads north along County Road to Transfer Bridges - a pair of roundabouts either side of the railway - meeting first the A4313 (or A313?) south of the railway and then the A4311 north of it, where the Ring Road turns left as the B4289.

History

The majority of the southern section of the A4289 was originally numbered A4015, with the exception of Devizes Road which was the A361. Upgrades to the Swindon's road network when it became a New Town downgraded this road to B-class status (possibly as part of the B4006), then it gained the A4289 number later on.

The northern section of the road was part of the original route of the A419, which became the A345 when the A419 moved onto the bypass and then the A4259 when that road was truncated south of the M4. In the 2000s the A4259 was cut back, allowing the A4289 to gain its separate section (the two roads don't join, however, as the A4312 has also taken over part of the ex-A4259).



A4289
JunctionsKingshill Roundabout • Magic Roundabout (Swindon)
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