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Coven Heath Interchange

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Coven Heath Interchange
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Coven Heath, Wolverhampton
Highway Authority
National Highways
Junction Type
Roundabout interchange
Roads Joined
M54, A449, A4510

Coven Heath Interchange is junction 2 of M54, and is located on the northern edge of the Wolverhampton urban area. It opened along with this stretch of M54 in 1983, and has seen three changes to the junction layout since the original construction.

It forms part of the currently signed route between M6 Toll and M54, and A449 to the north of the junction is a Trunk road.

The original roundabout, according to the National Street Gazetteer, is called Fordhouses Roundabout.


The junction after the 2010 work

Between February and July 2010, the junction saw major modifications, with the addition of extra lanes through the junction whilst it was converted to a light-controlled roundabout in a change costing £2.6 million.

Prior to that, in around 2003, a minor modification was made to the roundabout in the southwestern quadrant to allow for direct access to a HGV facility located in that corner of the roundabout. That access was gated and so was not used regularly, though a new Porsche dealership in this location opened in 2016 and uses this access as its entrance.

As part of the nearby i54 Business Park (including the large Jaguar Land Rover engine plant) which is located to the southwest of the junction, the west-facing sliproads were altered in order to provide access to the business park. This involved a revocation of the motorway status of the original sliproads, which were then connected to a further collection of roundabouts to the west of the original junction before new sliproads to access the motorway were constructed. The work resulted in a new Trunk road, the A4510.

Work commenced in mid-May 2013, and on 15th September 2014, the new westbound entry slip opened, along with the realigned former entry slip initially entirely under motorway regulations. The new eastbound exit slip complex opened on 6th October 2014, and the motorway status of the former westbound entry slip was revoked on 11th December 2014.


Route To Notes




Birmingham (M6)






i54 Business Park


Coven Heath Interchange
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