|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Vicarage Road (SP067812)|
|To:||High Street, (SP073816)|
|Distance:||0.4 miles (0.6 km)|
|Old route now:||A4040|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4122 is a very short route between the A4040 and A435 in Kings Heath, Birmingham. Historically it used to run from the A441 at Breedon Cross to Kings Heath but the westerly section is now part of the A4040.
The B4122 starts as the A4040 takes an unsigned TOTSO away from Vicarage Road right onto Howard Road which effectively forms a southern by-pass of Kings Heath. However, the B4122 continues along Vicarage Road, passing King Edward's Camp Hill School and Kings Heath Park before reaching a busy crossroads with the unclassified Avenue Road. The B4122 continues on before terminating at a light-controlled junction with the A435, although all traffic bar taxis and buses must head left towards Birmingham City Centre.
Although the B4122 is a busy and important little road it is unsigned from the A4040, and signed only as (A4040) from the A435. As a short and straight road, it is almost possible to see one end from the other - however the kink at the A435 end making the junction a right angle rather than a skew angle prevents this.
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