Droitwich Spa

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Droitwich Spa
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County
Worcestershire
Highway Authority
Worcestershire
Forward Destination on
M5, A38, A442
Next Primary Destinations
Birmingham • Bromsgrove • Kidderminster • Worcester
Places related to the M5
Avonmouth • Birmingham • Bridgwater • Bristol • Bromsgrove • Cheltenham • Exeter • Gloucester • Taunton • Tewkesbury • Wellington (Somerset) • West Bromwich • Weston-super-Mare • Worcester
Places related to the A38
Alfreton • Birmingham • Bodmin • Bridgwater • Bristol • Bromsgrove • Burton upon Trent • Derby • Exeter • Gloucester • Lichfield • Liskeard • Mansfield • Plymouth • Ripley • Saltash • Taunton • Tewkesbury • Torpoint • Wellington (Somerset) • Worcester
Places related to the A442
Bridgnorth • Kidderminster • Telford • Wellington (Shropshire)

Droitwich Spa is a destination in central Worcestershire between the Primary Destinations of Worcester and Bromsgrove. The M5 passes just to the east of the town.

History

Droitwich Spa in 1924

The spa town of Droitwich Spa has had historical importance for its brine for centuries. The romans built long 'saltways' which lead from the town in various directions; many of these are still well used with the A38 to Worcester and Birmingham as well as the B4090 towards Alcester. During the early 20th Century, the town was a major bottleneck on the A38 route to the South West; therefore a large dual carriageway bypass was constructed which the A38 now uses. The M5 was then built in the 1960s which took traffic away from the town.

The town is served by two motorway junctions. During the 1991 widening works of the M5, J5 was redesigned and became a dumbbell junction; further improvements modified this junction in 2009.

The original A38 that once went through the town was re-designated as B4090. The remainder from the B4090 to the A38 was designated B4065.

Droitwich Spa was also the proposed start of a motorway that ran to Leicester, however this plan was shelved in the 1960s.

Routes

Several routes radiate from Droitwich Spa.


Route To Notes

M5

The SOUTH WEST, SOUTH WALES

M5

The NORTH, Birmingham

Droitwich-
Leicester
Motorway

Leicester

A38

Bromsgrove, Birmingham

A38

Worcester

A442

Kidderminster

A4133

Ombersley Leads to Tenbury Wells (A443)

A4538

Spetchley, Evesham (Formerly) Originally ran to Evesham but was shortened when A44 moved and replaced part of A4538

B4090

Hanbury, Alcester

B4065

Bromsgrove(A38) Short section of former A38 linking the B4090 to the A38

B4192

Kidderminster Renumbered as part of the A442 and section within A38 was declassified

B4197

Knightwick Renumbered as part of the A4133

B4198

Droitwich Spa Small link road in Droitwich Spa declassified when B4090 was extended due to new by-pass

Named Junctions

Several junctions in the Droitwich (area) area have names.

Image Name Classified Road(s) Grid Reference More Info Map
Photo-required.png Rashwood Interchange M5 / A38 SO918655
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Photo-required.png Chateau Impney Junction A38 / B4065 SO904639
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Photo-required.png Berry Hill Island A38 / A442 SO890640
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Photo-required.png Ombersley Interchange A38 / A4133 SO879628
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Photo-required.png Copcut Island A38 / B4090 SO889616
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Droitwich Spa
JunctionsRashwood Interchange • Warndon Interchange
RoadsA38 • A4057 (Droitwich) • A4133 • A442 • A4538 • B4065 (Droitwich) • B4090 • B4192 (Droitwich - Kidderminster) • B4197 (Droitwich - Holt) • B4198 • E116 (Old System) • M5
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A38 Droitwich - Copcut IslandA38 Droitwich by-pass - Geograph - 1123255.jpgA38 Droitwich by-pass - Geograph - 1123486.jpgDroitwich Spa Fantasy 2.pngM5 J5 (1967 Road Atlas) - Coppermine - 5077.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