|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Water Orton (SP175911)|
|To:||Coleshill bypass (S) (SP200872)|
|Via:||Coleshill town centre|
|Distance:||3.6 miles (5.8 km)|
|Meets:||B4118, A446, B4114|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4117 is a short road in north Warwickshire.
It starts in Water Orton, where the B4118 has to TOTSO, and heads east through the village. Before open country is reached, the road forks, with the B4117 taking the left branch. The right branch was the original line of the B4117; however, this road was severed in the 1980s with the construction of the M42.
The B4117 soon goes under the M42/M6 Toll before reaching a set of traffic lights on the A446. This is just a spur, however, the mainline of the B4117 having turned right immediately after the motorway bridge to run parallel to it for a short distance before rejoining the original route, bending sharply left and reaching another part of the A446 at a roundabout further south.
This was the original endpoint of the B4117 but the route was extended to follow the original line of the A446 when the Coleshill bypass was built. The B4117, therefore, now continues ahead through the centre of town, where it crosses the B4114 (former A47). At the south end of the bypass our route comes to its end, back on the A446. All movements are allowed at this junction except for B4117 southbound to A446 northbound; the small amount of traffic wishing to effect this manoeuvre must turn left onto the A446 and make a U-turn at the next roundabout south.