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|A442, A448, A449, A456|
|Next Primary Destinations|
|Birmingham • Bromsgrove • Bridgnorth • Leominster • Wolverhampton • Worcester|
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Inner Ring Road
Stage 1 – St. Mary’s Ringway and St. George’s Ringway
The section between Mill Street and Coventry Street was opened on 12 May 1967 by Sir Tatton Brinton, MP for Kidderminster. Undercarriageway electrical heating was installed on the gradients to keep them clear of snow and ice in winter. Cost £435,000.
Stage 2 – Worcester Cross Ringway
The section between Coventry Street and Comberton Hill was opened on 15 June 1970. It ran through one of the most densely populated areas of the town centre and involved the demolition of tightly packed 19th Century cottages. Of the £814,000 forecast cost, £400,000 was for land purchase and compensation. The local playhouse was demolished and Kidderminster amateur theatre group won their compensation claim case at the Lands Tribunal for the present day cost of building a new theatre of £167,000.
Stage 3 – Constitution Hill Ringway
The section between Comberton Hill and Worcester Road was opened on 17 August 1973 by Keith Speed, Parliamentary Under-secretary at Department of Environment. Contractor was Wrekin Construction Ltd., cost £1.7 million. It included a 320m sculptoral concrete retaining wall designed by the sculptor William Mitchell, which is visible from the town. The water cascade which ran dry and was switched off in 1986 was restored and opened again in March 2021 as a memorial to those who died during the Covid pandemic.
Hoobrook Link Road
Silverwood Way opened to the public on 19 February 2016. The official opening was on 17 February 2016 by Mark Garnier MP. Cost was £16 million. It connected A451 Stourport Road to A442 Worcester Road and the South Worcestershire Enterprise Park. It included a bridge across the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal and the River Stour. It was initially unclassified but then numbered A4420.
Several routes radiate from Kidderminster.
|Worcester||now part of A449|
|Wolverhampton||now part of A449|
|Wolverhampton, Worcester||now part of A449|
|Sutton Park Road|