|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Spon End (SP320790)|
|Distance:||1.6 miles (2.6 km)|
|Meets:||B4101, B4107, A4114, B4076|
|Old route now:||B4101|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4106 is a short B-road on the western outskirts of Coventry.
Originally the road started on the A45 in the centre of town and headed west along Spon Street to meet the B4101 Hearsall Lane. This section is partly unclassified (severed by the A4053 inner ring road) but most has been taken over by the A4101.
The B4106 now, therefore, starts in Spon End just to the west of the railway viaduct at traffic lights where the B4101 TOTSOs. It heads west along Allesley Old Road, soon crossing the B4107 before the road widens to a dual carriageway, although parked vehicles outside houses along the road mean that traffic only uses the right hand lanes in each direction.
Then, continuing away from the city centre, the road passes through a signalised junction after which the road briefly narrows to single-lane to allow for a widened pedestrian crossing point by a local school. The road re-widens again into two lanes and rises before the two carriageways diverge. It soon ends at a roundabout where it meets the A4114 (former A45) and B4076 on the edge of Allesley.
Cul de sac section and 'U turn' gap
There is a strange setup on this last section of road; on one side there is a large park and golf course (Side of carriageway heading towards the A4114) and on the other houses. These houses can be accessed by a gap which allows 'U turns' shortly after the carriageways diverge. This turning point also allows traffic from the opposite side leaving a cul de sac to enter the carriageway heading towards the roundabout. Although traffic entering the cul de sac must use this roundabout. This cul de sac is clearly the original alignment where the B4106 met the then-A45. Old maps show this.
The previous version of this article stated: "The layout of the roads at the roundabout (the A4114 is only dual afterwards) suggest that more was planned for the B4106." Where it seems more likely that, as Allesley was being bypassed, a new road would have to be capable of taking the combination of B4106 and A4114 traffic from the Holyhead road.
Recently the roundabout where the road meets the A4114 was given new road markings and improved signage. And prior to this, the section of the B4106 by the school had its speed limit reduced from 40 MPH to 30, with the implementation of a new electronic warning sign.