|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||3 miles (4.8 km)|
|Meets:||B4170, B4169, A4030, A4040, A456|
|Old route now:||A4040|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4182 runs through the Black Country, south of Smethwick.
It starts in Langley, at a gyratory on the southbound B4170 (the northbound B4170 runs to the west and avoids the B4182 completely) and heads east along Station Road. It goes over the Titford Canal and crosses the Birmingham to Kidderminster railway line at a level crossing (the station is to the north and only just visible from here).
Soon afterwards a roundabout is met where the B4182 crosses the B4169. In 1922 this was the eastern end of the road. However, it now continues across into Londonderry (not that one!). It zigzags via two roundabouts onto Thimblemill Road before reaching traffic lights where it TOTSOs left onto Three Shires Oak Road (the counties being Staffordshire, Worcestershire and a small exclave of Shropshire that was tidied up by the Detached Parts Act; all of which met more-or-less at this junction - whilst the Warwickshire boundary is just a few hundred yards away - indeed, the road ends in that county).
Continuing east the B4182 crosses the A4030 at traffic lights before reaching the A4040 which it multiplexes along for a short distance, that road having to TOTSO at both ends; before that road was inaugurated the B4182 continued straight. Soon afterwards the B4182 ends on the A456. Owing to the sharp angle of the junction traffic may only turn left onto the A456 and right onto the B4182.