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Goodyear Island is located on the A449 on the northern side of Wolverhampton. Whilst the junction itself is an unremarkable roundabout, it originally formed the main access to the European headquarters of the Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Company, which opened on the site in the 1920s.
The factory downsized massively in the mid-2000s, and today the roundabout forms an access to the housing estate being built on most of the site, along with some office buildings and a supermarket.
The roundabout was created around 1976, when this section of A449 was dualled. Prior to this, the entrance to Goodyear was simply a turn off the major route.
Whilst the junction itself is unremarkable, it is one of the few places where the original pedestrian underpass survives, with most in the area being replaced by flat Pedestrian Crossings.
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