Black Country Route

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Black Country Route
Location Map ( geo)
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Location
Bilston • Willenhall
County
Staffordshire
Highway Authority
Wolverhampton  • Walsall
Scheme Type
Bypass
Opening Date
in phases between 1986 and 1995
On road(s)
A454 • A463
The eastern half of the route shows its genesis as a motorway proposal
See Also: Black Country Spine Road
See Also: The Keyway

The Black Country Route is a completed road scheme on the south and east sides of Wolverhampton. It forms part of the A454 and A463, meeting junction 10 of the M6 at the eastern end, and the A4123 at the western end.

It is a downgraded successor to the unbuilt Bilston Link Motorway, with the eastern half of the route taking the planned line of the motorway and the western half taking a more northerly line much closer to Bilston town centre. The eastern half of the route is grade-separated, whilst the western half features flat roundabouts.

It opened in several sections between 1986 and 1995, although the initial stage of associated route of The Keyway, the western section of the Willenhall Bypass, opened in the 1970s.





Black Country Route
ProjectsThe Keyway
JunctionsAnson Junction • Bentley Interchange • Bentley Junction • Coseley Road Island • Keyway Junction • Oxford Street Island • Spring Vale Island • The Lunt Junction • Vulcan Road Island
RoadsA454 • A463
Related Pictures
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A463 Black Country Route at Spring Vale, Wolverhampton - Geograph - 3962337.jpgA463 Black Country Route at Spring Vale, Wolverhampton - Geograph - 3964947.jpgBlack Country Route Bridge - Geograph - 3388730.jpgThe Lunt.pngTower of Light - Geograph - 2143640.jpg
Other nearby roads
WolverhamptonA4038 • A4039 • A4098 • A41 • A4123 • A4124 • A4126 • A4150 • A4444 • A446(M) • A449 • A4510 • A454 • A457 • A459 • A460 • A462 • A463 • A464 • A464 (Oaken - Nantwich) • B4155 • B4156 • B4157 • B4158 (Wolverhampton) • B4159 • B4160 (Wolverhampton) • B4161 • B4162 • B4162 (Monmore Green - Deepfields) • B4163 • B4164 (Moxley - Ocker Hill) • B4454 (Wednesfield) • B4464 • B4483 • B4484 • B4563 • B4590 • Bilston Link Motorway • C108 (Staffordshire) • C114 (Staffordshire) • C116 (Staffordshire) • C137 (Staffordshire) • C234 (Staffordshire) • C259 (Staffordshire) • C272 (Staffordshire) • C273 (Staffordshire) • C335 (Staffordshire) • C40 (Staffordshire) • C6 (Staffordshire) • E33 (London - Glasgow) • E34 (Old System) • Holyhead Road • M54 • M6 • M6 Toll • NCN81 • Northern and Western Motorway • T11 (Britain) • T14 (Britain) • T49 (Britain) • T50 (Britain) • U110 (Wolverhampton) • U111 (Wolverhampton) • U112 (Wolverhampton) • U113 (Wolverhampton) • U114 (Wolverhampton) • U115 (Wolverhampton) • U116 (Wolverhampton) • U117 (Wolverhampton) • U118 (Wolverhampton) • U119 (Wolverhampton) • U120 (Wolverhampton) • U121 (Wolverhampton) • U99 (Wolverhampton) • Western Orbital
WalsallA34 • A4031 • A4038 • A4041 • A4148 • A454 • A455 (Birmingham - Stafford) • A461 • B4151 • B4154 • B4165 • B4200 • B4210 • B4430 • B4456 (Walsall) • B4464 • Bilston Link Motorway • C1000 (Walsall) • C2000 (Walsall) • C3000 (Walsall) • C4000 (Walsall) • C5000 (Walsall) • C6000 (Walsall) • M6 • T13 (Britain)