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Kidderminster

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Kidderminster
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County
Worcestershire
Highway Authority
Worcestershire
Forward Destination on
A442, A448, A449, A456
Next Primary Destinations
Birmingham • Bromsgrove • Bridgnorth • Leominster • Wolverhampton • Worcester
Other Nearby Primary Destinations
Stourbridge
Places related to the A442
Places related to the A448
Places related to the A449
Places related to the A456

Kidderminster is a Primary Destination in the north west of Worcestershire.

History

Kidderminster in 1924

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.

Routes

Several routes radiate from Kidderminster.


Route To Notes

A442

Telford

A448

Bromsgrove

A449

Worcester (M5)

A449

Wolverhampton

A456

Birmingham

A456

Leominster

A451

Stourbridge

A451

Stourport

A442

Worcester now part of A449

A4040

Wolverhampton now part of A449

A4041

Wolverhampton, Worcester now part of A449

B4188

Belbroughton

B4189

Wolverley

B4190

Wolverley

B4549

Sutton Park Road




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Places in the West Midlands region
Major citiesBirmingham • Coventry • Stoke-on-Trent • Wolverhampton
Primary DestinationsBirmingham International Airport • Bridgnorth • Bromsgrove • Brownhills • Burton upon Trent • Cannock • Dudley • Evesham • Hereford • Kidderminster • Leamington Spa • Leek • Leominster • Lichfield • Newcastle • Nuneaton • Oswestry • Redditch • Ross • Rugby • Rugeley • Shrewsbury • Solihull • Stafford • Stone • Stourbridge • Stratford • Tamworth • Telford • Uttoxeter • Walsall • Warwick • West Bromwich • Whitchurch • Worcester
Other placesBewdley • Bilston • Coseley • Droitwich • Halesowen • Ledbury • Ludlow • Malvern • N.E.C. • Smethwick • Southam • Sutton Coldfield • Wednesfield • Wellington • Willenhall


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