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A4440
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Worcester Southern Bypass
From:Warndon (SO892571)
To:Rushwick (SO818545)
Via:St Peters
Length:8 miles (12.9 km)
Meets: M5, A449, A4538, A44, A38, A449, A4103, A44
Former Number(s):A44, A422
Highway Authorities

Worcestershire

Traditional Counties

Worcestershire

Route outline (key)
A4440 Warndon - Spetchley
A4440 Spetchley - Rushwick

The A4440 forms the Worcester southern bypass.


Route

The road starts at M5 junction 6, where it also links with the A449 and A4538. This first part of the road is non primary, as it parallels the M5. Several roundabouts along this section give access to the Worcester suburb of Warndon and the B4638. Beyond the B4638 junction the road becomes dual-carriageway, and at the next roundabout we start a multiplex with the A44 (with the A4440 number dominant) and gain its primary status. The A4440 turns left at the next roundabout to lose its multiplex with the A44. We now run along the original line of the A44 and that road actually reappears at the following roundabout, where we turn right, as a disembodied spur to M5 J7.

Ambulances approaching Worcestershire Royal Hospital from the north do so via the A4538 and B4638 despite being longer. This is due to the fact the roundabouts on the A4440 add too much time to the ambulances' journey.
Carrington Bridge

From this point, the A4440 is no longer dual carriageway, despite this being the busiest section, forming a Southern bypass for Worcester. The first roundabout we encounter is for unclassified roads to access Cherry Orchard and Norton, followed by another roundabout for the A38. The River Severn is crossed immediately after the A38 junction; during periods of heavy rain, the fields around this area regularly flood, though never causing issue to this road as we are on quite a high embankment. The next roundabout is for the A449 to Malvern, followed by another roundabout for an unclassified road Rushwick. Our final roundabout (they like roundabouts on this road) is with the A4103 to Hereford and is where we rejoin the A44 which heads west into Wales.

History

The road was built in several sections during the late 1980s and early 1990s. The first section between the A449 and the A38 was classified as A442, despite not being connected to that road at the time.



A4440
JunctionsWarndon Interchange
CrossingsCarrington Bridge
Related Pictures
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A4440 at the Carrington bridge - Geograph - 478356.jpgCarrington Bridge - Geograph - 363074.jpgCarrington Bridge - Geograph - 644928.jpgCarrington bridge and the Bath road into Worcester - Geograph - 531727.jpgThe by-pass starts here - Geograph - 856598.jpg
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