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A449
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The A449. See it before all the NSL disappears!
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From:  Stafford (SJ923228)
To:  Newport (ST359897)
Via:  Wolverhampton • Worcester • Ross-on-Wye
Distance:  105 miles (169 km)
Met:  A34, M6, A5, M54, A41, M5, A38, A44, M50, A40, M4, A48
Former Number(s):  A4040, A4041, A442, A48
Now part of:  A34, A491, B4091, A448, B4596
Route outline (key)
A449 Newcastle under Lyme - Stafford
A449 Stafford - Wall Heath
A449 Wall Heath - Bromsgrove
A449 Wall Heath - Ross on Wye
A449 (Spur) Worcester northern bypass
(A40) Ross on Wye - Raglan
A449 Raglan - Newport

The A449 is one of the longest three-digit A roads in Great Britain, passing from Stafford to Wolverhampton before heading south via Worcester before finally ending in Newport, Monmouthshire.

It varies massively in character between a wide, primary, trunk, dual-carriageway major route at either end, to a bypassed quiet section; whilst in one nearly 20-mile-long section between Ross-on-Wye and Raglan it is the junior partner in a multiplex with the A40.


In the beginning, there was Bromsgrove


Traditional Counties rock!!!


Later, there wasn't




A449
Junctions
Abernant Interchange • Battlefield Roundabout (Wolverhampton) • Coldra Interchange • Coven Heath Interchange • Coven Roundabouts • Dunston Interchange (Stafford) • Elephant and Castle (Wolverhampton) • Five Ways (Dunstall Park, Wolverhampton) • Fordhouses Roundabout • Four Ashes Junction • Gailey Island • Goodyear Island • Hanford Interchange • Lloyd Hill Roundabout • Midland Counties Dairy • Old Gore Crossroads • Over Ross Roundabout • Penn Road Island • Powick Roundabout • Preston Cross Roundabout • Raglan Interchange • Stafford Place • Stafford Street Junction • Standeford Crossroads • Three Tuns Junction • Travellers Rest (Ross-on-Wye) • Usk Interchange • Vine Island Junction • Warndon Interchange • Waterloo Road Junction
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A449 Worc Kidd 16.JPGNew Powick Bridge - Geograph - 1279921.jpgVine Island Junction Temporary 2.jpgThe A449 heading past Dobbie's Garden Centre at Gailey - Geograph - 1435325.jpgThe turning to Usk from the A449, heading south - Geograph - 1455650.jpg
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