|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Blowers Green Road (SO938895)|
|To:||Wolverhampton Street (SO938904)|
|Distance:||0.7 miles (1.1 km)|
|Meets:||B4177, A4101, B4177, B4176|
|Route outline (key)|
The road starts at traffic lights on the B4177 in Blower's Green, a short distance north of that road's junction with the A459. We follow the original route of the A-road up Blower's Green Road to another set of lights, where the A4101 turns left and we turn right. We take the next turn left onto the High Street, then bear left just before reaching the church onto Stafford Street; this is where we leave the ex-A459 behind.
This is, however, by no means the first route of the B4587 in Dudley. In the 1950s, the route is identified as running along Trindle Road, King Street and then the short northern end of Vicar Street. This was still the case on the c1967 1:10,000 sheet, but by 1974 this original route is labelled, in part at least, as the A461. The B4587 number itself is missing, but reappears a decade later following High Street and Castle Street. Whether there was a point where parts of each route co-existed or not it is not yet clear. However, this later route clearly has some commonality - lower High Street - with the present route.