Five Ways (Wolverhampton City Centre)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Wolverhampton city centre|
|Junctions related to the A454|
|Anson Junction • Bentley Interchange • Bentley Junction • Bilston Street Island • Fox Crossroads • Horseley Fields Junction • Keyway Junction • Portobello Island • Princes Square • Queen Square (Wolverhampton) • Stafford Place • Victoria Square|
It is shown on Isaac Taylor's 1750 map of Wolverhampton, with "Piper's Row or London Row" to the south, Berry Street, Horseley Fields, Piper's Croft (now Queen Street) and Fryer Street to the north.
With the completion of the Inner Ring Road in 1986, traffic was diverted out of the city centre, and the junction lost importance, and was given pedestrian priority for all except the Piper's Row to Queen Street movement, whilst the connecting link to Lichfield Street via Victoria Square was also closed, before being reopened to buses only in the late 1990s. As a result of its almost total loss of importance, the name of the junction has now fallen into virtual disuse.
The A454 originally passed through the junction from Lichfield Street to Horseley Fields.