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Five Ways (Birmingham)

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Five Ways
Highway Authority
Junction Type
Roundabout interchange
Roads Joined
A456, A4540, B4284
Junctions related to the A456
This article is about the junction known as Five Ways in Birmingham.
For Junctions in other locations called Five Ways, see Five Ways

Five Ways is Junction 5 of the Birmingham Middle Ring.

Located on the Edgbaston side of Birmingham city centre, this major junction is known locally as Five Ways Island.


The original Five Ways junction was a much smaller roundabout in the middle of a dense urban area. It was grade separated in the early 1970s.

Early plans for the junction show the underpass favouring the Middle Ring but it was built along the A456 instead. An article in the local newspaper from October 1972 mentions an intention to upgrade the junction to three levels suggesting an underpass or flyover for the Middle Ring was planned.


Route To Notes


(M5), Kidderminster, Wolverhampton, Dudley (A4123), Quinton, Edgbaston centre


Ring road, (A38(M), M6), Walsall (A34), West Bromwich (A41), Smethwick


Ring Road, B'ham Airport/NEC (A45), Redditch (A435), Stratford (A34), Solihull (A41), Markets, City centre & Bull Ring Parking


Convention Parking, Broad Street, Register Office

Five Ways (Birmingham)
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