Bilston Street Island

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Bilston Street Island
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Location
Wolverhampton
County
Staffordshire
Highway Authority
Wolverhampton
Junction Type
Roundabout, with tram
Roads Joined
A41 • A454 • A4150
Junctions related to the A4150
Broad Street Junction • Chapel Ash Island • Penn Road Island • Snow Hill Junction (Wolverhampton) • Stafford Street Junction • Waterloo Road Junction
Junctions related to the A454
Anson Junction • Bentley Interchange • Bentley Junction • Five Ways (Wolverhampton City Centre) • Fox Crossroads • Horseley Fields Junction • Keyway Junction • Portobello Island • Princes Square • Queen Square (Wolverhampton) • Stafford Place • Victoria Square

Bilston Street Island is a junction on the Wolverhampton Inner Ring Road, where it meets traffic from the east of the city via A454, and the southeast and Black Country via A41. It is also the access into the city centre from the motorway network at M6 junction 10, and M5 junction 1.

Bilston Street Island was the final major junction on the Inner Ring Road to be completed in the mid 1980s, though in common with the other major junctions, it has space for grade-separation for rotational traffic, despite the originally planned full grade separation being extremely unlikely by this point.

The southern section of the roundabout

In the late 1990s, the roundabout was remodelled to include space for the Midland Metro tram system, which passes at-grade through the centre of the roundabout. This remodelling was criticised as causing the number of rotational lanes to suddenly vary around the roundabout, though this has since been rectified. Its poor local reputation remains.

The original junction design for this location was completely different to that constructed, with a tight parclo for anticlockwise traffic, and sliproads to a gyratory system for clockwise traffic.



Routes

Route To Notes

A41

West Bromwich, Bilston 2 1/4, Ettingshall (A4126) 1 1/2

A454

M6(S), Walsall, Willenhall 3

A4150

Ring Road, Stafford (A449), M6 North, Telford (M54), Cannock (A460), Hospital, Station

A4150

Ring Road, M5, Birmingham (A4123), Kidderminster (A449), Whitchurch (A41), Shri Guru Ravidass Temple & Community Centre, Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara
City centre, St George's Veterinary Hospital




Bilston Street Island
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Other nearby junctions
WolverhamptonAnson Junction • Battlefield Roundabout (Wolverhampton) • Bentley Bridge Island • Bentley Interchange • Bentley Junction • Bowmans Harbour Island • Broad Street Junction • Bull Ring (Sedgley) • Bull Ring (Willenhall) • Bull Stake • Bushbury Island • Chapel Ash Island • Coseley Road Island • Coven Heath Interchange • Coven Roundabouts • Elephant and Castle (Wolverhampton) • Essington Interchange • Featherstone Interchange • Fighting Cocks • Five Ways (Dunstall Park, Wolverhampton) • Five Ways (Merry Hill, Wolverhampton) • Five Ways (Wolverhampton) • Five Ways (Wolverhampton City Centre) • Fox Crossroads • Gailey Interchange • Gailey Island • Goodyear Island • Horseley Fields Junction • Keyway Junction • Laney Green Interchange • Lloyd Hill Roundabout • Merrills Hall Island • Moxley Junction • Neachells Lane Island • New Cross Junction • New Invention Island • Oxford Street Island • Penn Road Island • Pickmere Roundabout • Portobello Island • Princes Square • Queen Square (Wolverhampton) • Saredon Interchange • Scotlands Island • Short Heath Interchange • Snow Hill Junction (Wolverhampton) • Spring Vale Island • St Peters Square • Stafford Place • Stafford Street Junction • Standeford Crossroads • The Lunt Junction • Three Tuns Junction • Tong Interchange • Victoria Square • Vine Island Junction • Vulcan Road Island • Waterloo Road Junction • Western Way Interchange
Junctions on the A41
London -
Bicester
Baker Street • Lord's Roundabout • Swiss Cottage • Brent Cross • Hendon Central Circus • Fiveways Corner • Mill Hill Circus • Apex Corner • Brockley • Hartspring • Berrygrove • The Dome • Leavesden Green • Hunton Bridge • Kings Langley • Two Waters • London Road • Bourne End • Chesham Road • Akeman Street • Tring Hill • Buckland • College Road • Woodlands Roundabout • Tesco's Roundabout • Exchange Street Roundabout • Hen and Chickens Roundabout • Henleys Roundabout • Cotton Wheel Roundabout • Rodney House Roundabout • Oxford Road Roundabout • Wendlebury
Former sectionRodney House Roundabout • Baynards Green Roundabout • Banbury Cross • M40 Junction 13 • Barford • Longbridge Island • Stanks Interchange • Copt Hill
Solihull -
Birkenhead
Copt Hill • Hockley Circus • West Bromwich Interchange • All Saints Interchange • Albion Roundabout • Swan Roundabout • Navigation Roundabout • Parkway Roundabout • Steel Roundabout • Patent Shaft Roundabout • Moxley Junction • Oxford Street Island • Bilston Street Island • Chapel Ash Island • Tong Interchange • Pickmere Roundabout • Tern Hill Roundabout • Prees Heath • Hampton Heath Roundabout • Broxton Roundabout • Boughton Heath Roundabout • Hoole Roundabout • Backford Cross • Hooton Crossroads • M53 Junction 5