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B4008

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B4008
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From:Quedgeley (N) (SO813153)
To:Cainscross (SO835050)
Via:Hardwicke, Stonehouse
Length:8.9 miles (14.3 km)
Meets: A38, A430, A38, M5, A419, A4171, A419
Former Number(s):A38, A419
Highway Authorities

Gloucestershire Council

Traditional Counties

Gloucestershire

Route outline (key)
B4008 Quedgeley - Cainscross
This article is about the current B4008 in Gloucestershire.
For the original B4008 near Wallingford, see B4008 (Crowmarsh Gifford - Benson)
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Route

A four-lane stretch of the B4008 between the A38 and the M5 near Hardwicke

The B4008 is an L-shaped B-road in south Gloucestershire.

The road starts at traffic lights with the A38 and A430 between Gloucester and Quedgley. From here it runs southwards, following the old route of the A38 through Quedgley, a little to the west of and parallel to today's main road.

At Hardwicke it bridges the A38. There is a northbound A38 to B4008 connection here, but links in the other directions are handled some 700 metres further south at the Cross Keys Roundabout. We now follow the former route of the A419 to Stonehouse and Cainscross, on the western edge of Stroud.

After meeting the M5 at that motorway's Junction 12 (a dumbbell interchange), the route continues through Little Haresfield, Standish, and Stroud Green, crossing over the Bristol to Birmingham railway line between these last two places. Entering Stonehouse, the B4008 passes under the Gloucester to Swindon railway line, a branch of the route we crossed earlier.

Now turning towards an easterly heading, the B4008 meets the modern route of the A419 at Horsetrough Roundabout, at the eastern end of Bath Road, Stonehouse. Continuing along the A419's original route through Ebley we reach our journey's end at Caincross Roundabout, where we meet the current route of the A419 (again) and the A4171.

History

The road was originally numbered A434, with the exception of the section north of Hardwicke which is the original route of the A38. In 1935 the A434 was renumbered as an extension of the A419.

In 1971 when the M5 was built the A419 was rerouted to meet it and so the road from Stonehouse to Hardwicke became the B4008. The road has since been extended in both directions by taking over the bypassed sections of the A38 and A419.



B4008
JunctionsCaincross Roundabout • Cole Avenue Junction • Cross Keys Roundabout • M5 J12
Related Pictures
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B4008 near Hardwicke - Geograph - 1953038.jpgCole Avenue RoundaboutCross Keys roundabout on A38, Hardwicke, Glos - Geograph - 1684538.jpgNorthern boundary of Little Haresfield - Geograph - 3331589.jpg
Other nearby roads
StroudA4020 (Stroud) • A4096 • A4116 (Gloucestershire) • A4171 • A4173 • A419 • A434 • A46 • B4066 • B4069 (Cirencester - Stroud) • B4070 • T44 (Britain)
GloucesterA38 • A40 • A40/Cheltenham - Ross • A4150 (Gloucester) • A417 • A4173 • A419 • A430 • A4301 • A4302 • A437 (Gloucester - Newport) • A48 • B4063 • B4072 • B4073 • B4074 • B4214 • B4215 • B4641 • E116 (Old System) • Ermin Street • Longest Lane • M5 • T10 (Britain) • T16 (Britain) • T43 (Britain)
B4000 – B4099
B4000 • B4001 • B4002 • B4003 • B4004 • B4005 • B4006 • B4007 • B4008 • B4009 • B4010 • B4011 • B4012 • B4013 • B4014 • B4015 • B4016 • B4017 • B4018 • B4019
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B4040 • B4041 • B4042 • B4043 • B4044 • B4045 • B4046 • B4047 • B4048 • B4049 • B4050 • B4051 • B4052 • B4053 • B4054 • B4055 • B4056 • B4057 • B4058 • B4059
B4060 • B4061 • B4062 • B4063 • B4064 • B4065(W) • B4065(E) • B4066 • B4067 • B4068 • B4069 • B4070 • B4071 • B4072 • B4073 • B4074 • B4075 • B4076 • B4077 • B4078 • B4079
B4080 • B4081 • B4082(W) • B4082(E) • B4083 • B4084 • B4085 • B4086 • B4087 • B4088 • B4089 • B4090 • B4091 • B4092 • B4093 • B4094 • B4095 • B4096 • B4097 • B4098 • B4099
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