|Location Map ( geo)
|West Hagley (SO898796)
|5.9 miles (9.5 km)
|A449, A442, A448, B4188, A456
|Old route now:
|Route outline (key)
The A450 is a short 6 mile road in Worcestershire that runs between the A449 north of Hartlebury and the A456 in Hagley. The route forms an effective bypass for Kidderminster and Blakedown if heading between these two roads.
The road starts at a signalised junction on the A449, immediately passes under a railway line before heading into open Worcestershire countryside. The first junction is a roundabout with the A442 towards Droitwich followed by another roundabout a couple of miles later with the A448 towards Bromsgrove in Mustow Green.
The route then passes through the village of Harvington and more open countryside before meeting the B4188 at Hackman's Gate at another signalised junction. It runs for a further mile before terminating on the A456 in Hagley.
The route used to continue beyond Hagley after a short multiplex with the A456 along what is now Worcester Lane to finally connect with the A491 (formerly A449) in Old Swinford, effectively cutting another corner.
The route would have passed through the centre of Hagley village and through a semi-urban area before passing over the same railway that was crossed at the very start of the route before joining the A491 at a uncontrolled T-junction.
This section of former route is now classified as the B4187.