Downtown Dudley: looking across the A4037 towards the zoo
Posted by DadgeCity on 2/18/2005
Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 29, 2005 by M4Simon
Arched columns about to bite the dust
These columns on the A459 between Dudley and Netherton are among the last remaining in the area. When these go the only ones remaining are a couple further along the A459 towards Gornal. All the other installations were replaced a couple of months ago.
Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 16, 2006 by Truvelo
A4168 Priory Road, Dudley View in the direction of the island crossroads with The Broadway.
Priory Road, Dudley View from the corner of Ednam Road in the direction of The Broadway.
Wolverhampton Street, Dudley Near the Trinity Road junction.
Ednam Road, Dudley View from The Broadway in the direction of Priory Road.
Ednam Road, Dudley View from Priory Road in the direction of The Broadway.
The Broadway, Dudley View in the direction of Dudley College from the corner of Castle Street. On the 1901 Ordnance Survey map this section of The Broadway was named as Downing Street. Possibly named after Francis Downing, Mayor of Dudley in 1818/19 and 1831.
Wolverhampton Street, Dudley View in the direction of Eve Hill.
Castle Hill, Dudley View in the direction of Dudley Zoo entrance, with the Birmingham Street junction on the right.
Empty Bypass The Dudley Southern Bypass closed for the Titanic Anchor procession.
Stafford Street, Dudley View in the direction of Steppingstone Street from the corner of High Street
Stafford Street, Dudley View from the top of The Inhedge in the direction of High Street.
A461Dudley Southern Bypass, Hall Street View North
The junction from the A4100 northbound to the B4173. (According to some maps, the roads don't quite touch, but these are the roads that connect them.) The A4100 northbound runs bottom to top of the left of the picture; on the right is a filter lane coming from the B4173 for left turns onto the A4100 southbound; and the main connection between the roads is visible in the centre of the picture, just underneath the green advertisement.
The B4173, looking northwards towards its multiplex with the A4100. To the left is a filter lane that connects to the A4100 southbound; the main junction with the A4100 is ahead (blocked from view here by a blind summit).
The railway bridge over the B4173, looking southbound. This gives something of an impression of how hilly this road can be.
The B4173, looking southbound over the valley through which the River Stour runs. The road runs sharply downhill to the river, then sharply uphill afterwards, providing this excellent view.
The junction with the B4173 and Lyde Green. Lyde Green is signposted as the B4174; however, according to most maps (and the signs at the other end of the road), it is unclassified.
The B4173 climbs steep hills in both directions, especially northbound. At top of the northbound climb, you can turn round and see this view along the B4173 southbound.
The B4174 northbound turns left (and southbound turns right) at Lyde Green (which is to the right in the image, which was taken from the south of the junction). This junction is quite confusing, because a sign (most likely a flag sign saying 'B4174') pointing down the southbound seems to have been removed, and because Lyde Green is (probably incorrectly) signed from the other end as the B4174. The result is that all three roads here are signed as the B4174 at the other end, but only one is signed as the B4174 at the junction.
A sharp bend to the right on the B4174, which has a number of sharp bends; this image was taken looking northbound. The picture also shows a crossing of the River Stour, near the centre.
The north end of the B4174, at its junction with the A4100.
Sedgley, Bull Ring The centre of village life; coming from Wolverhampton and Bilston, with roads to Dudley, Tipton and Gospel End ahead.
Burnt Tree Junction The view from the supermarket car park of the A4123 junction at Burnt Tree, Dudley.
ADS for Castle Gate Island, Dudley
Thorn R2L2s and Holophane V-Max lanterns in Dudley.
Philips Digistreet lanterns on concrete columns in Dudley.
Urbis Axia 2s and Holophane V-Max lanterns in Dudley.
Urbis Amperas in Dudley, just outside Tesco. The prievious lanterns were WRTL Arcs.
WRTL 2600s in Dudley, with Urbis Amperas in the background, just outside Tesco. These lanterns now run on cosmo. Photographed in the day.
WRTL 2600s in Dudley, with Urbis Amperas in the background, just outside Tesco. These lanterns now run on cosmo. Photographed at night.
Urbis Amperas lit up at night. Dudley, just outside Tesco.
Urbis Amperas lit up at night. Dudley, just outside Tesco.
Castle Gate Island
Around Holly Hall and Woodside in Dudley, coming from Brierley Hill. This is just at the junction where Stourbridge Road (A461) and Highgate Road (A4036) meet. Picture taken in February 2019.
Trinity Road, Dudley. Old 1950/60s style columns with new Urbis Axia 2 lanterns which are LED. The original lanterns probably would of been SOX/LPS.
Bilston Street, Sedgley. Old 1960/70s style columns with new Urbis Ampera Midi lanterns which are LED. The original lanterns probably would of been SOX/LPS.
Shaw Road, Coseley. Old 1970s style column and Thorn Civiteq lanterns which are LED. The original lantern on the old column was a GEC Z9554 (SOX/LPS), and the more modern post-top would have had an Industria/WRTL Arc 80 (SON/HPS).
Along Stourbridge Rd heading into Dudley. This section is a duel carriageway and an important busy main-road, yet strangely the street lights are 12m post-top columns but with very small LED 1-chevron Holophane V-Max lanterns, which is quite strange. Previously I think the lanterns were SON/HPS and much bigger than these new LED ones.
Just coming off Scotts Green Island and heading into Dudley town centre. The roundabout is lit with Urbis Ampera Midis and the road is lit with Thorn R2L2s, both LED types. Previously the old lanterns were flat-glass Thorn Rivieras (SON/HPS) which got replaced in 2018.
Heading up the hill to Kingswinford, which is along High Street (A491) coming from Stourbridge. This is also just at the junction for the B4180 as well, which goes to Brierley Hill, to the right.
Coming into Lye along High Street (A458), heading from Halesowen to Stourbridge. The lanterns seen in the background are Urbis Ampera Maxis.
At one of the big roundabouts in Halesowen, just as you go down the A458 to Stourbridge.