Five Ways (Wolverhampton City Centre)

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Five Ways
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Location
Wolverhampton city centre
County
Staffordshire
Highway Authority
Wolverhampton
Junction Type
Crossroads
Roads Joined
unclassified
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
This article is about the Five Ways in Wolverhampton city centre.
For other junctions called Five Ways in Wolverhampton, see Five Ways (Wolverhampton)
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For Junctions in other locations called Five Ways, see Five Ways.
Five Ways in the city centre in 1901
Five Ways within Wolverhampton city centre is located at the junction of Queen Street, Berry Street and Piper's Row, and in common with the Dunstall Park Five Ways, was at one time the meeting place of six roads. It formerly included a road to the east (Horseley Fields), but this was truncated in the early 1980s with the construction of the bus station to the east of the site; as well as the access road to the High Level railway station via the Queen's Building entranceway - hence its original name of Queen Street station. The latter road was removed in the late part of the nineteenth century upon the construction of Railway Drive, which connected to Victoria Square immediately to the north. However, the modern footway that runs between the High Level station and the Queen's Building was constructed along the route of the old road.

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.



Five Ways (Wolverhampton City Centre)
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Fiveways - Wolverhampton city centre - 1901.jpgStreet lighting outside Wolverhampton bus station
Other nearby junctions
WolverhamptonAnson Junction • Battlefield Roundabout (Wolverhampton) • Bentley Bridge Island • Bentley Interchange • Bentley Junction • Bilston Street Island • Bowmans Harbour Island • Broad Street Junction • Bull Ring (Sedgley) • Bull Ring (Willenhall) • Bull Stake • Bushbury Island • Chapel Ash Island • Coseley Road Island • Coven Heath Interchange • Coven Roundabouts • Elephant and Castle (Wolverhampton) • Essington Interchange • Featherstone Interchange • Fighting Cocks • Five Ways (Dunstall Park, Wolverhampton) • Five Ways (Merry Hill, Wolverhampton) • Five Ways (Wolverhampton) • Fox Crossroads • Gailey Interchange • Gailey Island • Goodyear Island • Horseley Fields Junction • Keyway Junction • Laney Green Interchange • Lloyd Hill Roundabout • Merrills Hall Island • Moxley Junction • Neachells Lane Island • New Cross Junction • New Invention Island • Oxford Street Island • Penn Road Island • Pickmere Roundabout • Portobello Island • Princes Square • Queen Square (Wolverhampton) • Saredon Interchange • Scotlands Island • Short Heath Interchange • Snow Hill Junction (Wolverhampton) • Spring Vale Island • St Peters Square • Stafford Place • Stafford Street Junction • Standeford Crossroads • The Lunt Junction • Three Tuns Junction • Tong Interchange • Victoria Square • Vine Island Junction • Vulcan Road Island • Waterloo Road Junction • Western Way Interchange