Bromsgrove

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Bromsgrove
Location Map ( geo)
The A448 through Bromsgrove - Geograph - 1087412.jpg
The A448 passing through the town centre
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County
Worcestershire
Highway Authority
Worcestershire
Forward Destination on
M5, M42, A38, A448
Next Primary Destinations
Birmingham • Kidderminster • Redditch • Stourbridge • Worcester
Places related to the M5
Avonmouth • Birmingham • Bridgwater • Bristol • Cheltenham • Droitwich Spa • Exeter • Gloucester • Taunton • Tewkesbury • Wellington (Somerset) • West Bromwich • Weston-super-Mare • Worcester
Places related to the M42
Birmingham • National Exhibition Centre • Redditch • Solihull • Tamworth
Places related to the A38
Alfreton • Birmingham • Bodmin • Bridgwater • Bristol • Burton upon Trent • Derby • Droitwich Spa • Exeter • Gloucester • Lichfield • Liskeard • Mansfield • Plymouth • Ripley • Saltash • Taunton • Tewkesbury • Torpoint • Wellington (Somerset) • Worcester
Places related to the A448
Kidderminster • Redditch

Bromsgrove is a Primary Destination in the north of Worcestershire where the M5 meets the M42 and the A38 meets the A448.

History

Bromsgrove in 1953

Historically the town was a bottleneck on the A38 route to the South West; now traffic bypasses the town on the M5 which opened in 1962. Later in the 1970s the town received a second bypass, known as the Bromsgrove Eastern Bypass. The northern section of the route between Lickey End and Aston Fields was new construction, linking in to the A4024 which was incorporated as the southern half of the bypass.

During the reconstruction and widening of the M5 in the 80s and 90s, several improvements were made to the A38 around the town to cater for the extra traffic diverting off the motorway. This mostly included the provision of extra traffic signals at junctions and right turn refuges.

The A491 used to pass through the town centre to terminate in Finstall, however upon the completion of a link road between Fairfield and Lydiate Ash in 1963, the A491 was diverted along the new road, with the former route being renumbered as an extension of the B4091.

Routes

Several routes radiate from Bromsgrove.


Route To Notes

M5

The SOUTH WEST, SOUTH WALES

M5

The NORTH, Birmingham

M42

The NORTH EAST (M1) London (M40), NEC, Birmingham Airport

A38

Birmingham

A38

Worcester

A448

Kidderminster

A448

Redditch

A491

Stourbridge

A449

Stourbridge Renumbered as part of the A491 when the A449 was extended to South Wales

A459

Halesowen Downgraded to B4551 following the completion of the M5

A4024

Stoke Heath Now forms part of the Bromsgrove bypass

B4091

Catshill, Fairfield

B4091

Hanbury

B4094

Worcester (A38) Short section of former A38 linking the B4091 to the A38

B4096

Lickey

B4096

Burcot

B4184

Tardebigge

B4188

Bellbroughton

B4551

Romsley, Halesowen Former route of the A459

Highways Management

Most roads in the district of Bromsgrove are managed by Worcestershire County Council, with the exception of the M5 and M42 which are Trunk Roads and therefore managed by Highways England. Until 2002, much of the A38 through the district was also a Trunk Road.

Named Junctions

Several junctions in the Bromsgrove (district) area have names.

Image Name Classified Road(s) Grid Reference More Info Map
Photo-required.png Slideshow Island A38 / A448 SO968707
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Photo-required.png Hanbury Turn A38 / B4091 SO947684
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Photo-required.png Stoneybridge Island A491 / B4091 SO947761
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Photo-required.png Harvester Roundabout M42 / A38 / B4096 SO969730 Often also referred to as Forest Roundabout
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Bromsgrove
JunctionsCatshill Interchange • Harvester Island • Hopwood Park Interchange • Lydiate Ash • Rashwood Interchange • Slideshow Island
ServicesFrankley services • Hopwood Park services
RoadsA38 • A4024 • A448 • A449 • A459 • A491 • B4091 • B4094 • B4096 • B4184 • B4186 (Bromsgrove) • B4551 • Droitwich - Leicester Motorway • E116 (Old System) • Longest Lane • M42 • M5 • T16 (Britain) • Western Orbital
Related Pictures
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A38 Rubery by-Pass from Whettybridge Road bridge - Geograph - 1109359.jpgNew Road, High Street Junction - Bromsgrove - Geograph - 1100176.jpgOld warning sign - Coppermine - 22583.JPGThe A448 through Bromsgrove - Geograph - 1087412.jpgThe Ewe and Lamb pub - Geograph - 1226697.jpg
Places in the West Midlands region
Major citiesBirmingham • Coventry • Stoke-on-Trent • Wolverhampton
Primary DestinationsBirmingham International Airport • Bridgnorth • Bromsgrove • Brownhills • Burton upon Trent • Cannock • Dudley • Evesham • Hereford • Kidderminster • Leamington Spa • Leek • Leominster • Lichfield • Newcastle • Nuneaton • Oswestry • Redditch • Ross • Rugby • Rugeley • Shrewsbury • Solihull • Stafford • Stone • Stourbridge • Stratford • Tamworth • Telford • Uttoxeter • Walsall • Warwick • West Bromwich • Whitchurch • Worcester
Other placesBilston • Coseley • Droitwich • Halesowen • Ledbury • Ludlow • Malvern • N.E.C. • Smethwick • Southam • Sutton Coldfield • Wednesfield • Wellington • Willenhall