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Lancaster Circus

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Lancaster Circus
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Location
Birmingham City Centre
County
Warwickshire
Highway Authority
Birmingham
Junction Type
Three level roundabout
Roads Joined
A4400, A38, A34
Junctions related to the A4400
Junctions related to the A34
Robin Hood Roundabout (Newbury) • Darlaston Inn Roundabout • Queen's Square (Cannock) • M64 (Trentham - Long Whatton) J8 • Bullington Cross • Chieveley Interchange • Sackville Street Junction • Great Barr Interchange • Churchbridge • Winnall Interchange • Wendlebury Interchange • Tot Hill • Kingsway Interchange • Creswell Interchange • Monkspath Interchange • Peartree Interchange • Camp Hill Circus • New Town Row • Wolvercote Roundabout • Hinksey Hill Interchange • Botley Interchange • Three Maids Hill • Grosvenor Roundabout • Milton Interchange (Oxfordshire) • Marcham Road Interchange • Lodge Hill Interchange • Milehouse Roundabout • Wolstanton Roundabout • Monks Heath Crossroads • Knutton Lane Roundabout • Beecroft Island • Hanford Interchange • Talke Interchange • Blackfriars Roundabout • Red Bull Crossroads • Gillbent Interchange • Kings Worthy Interchange • Tufton Interchange • Litchfield Interchange • Andover Road Interchange • Donnington Interchange • Beedon Interchange • East Ilsley Interchange • West Ilsley Interchange • Chilton Junction • South Hinksey Junction • Kidlington Junction • Islip Interchange • Weston-on-the-Green Junction • Bath Road Junction • Whitehall Bridge Roundabout • Thorngrove Roundabout • Bollin Valley Roundabout • Pottal Pool • The Scott Arms • Aston Roundabout • Weeping Cross Roundabout (Stafford)

Lancaster Circus is at the north east end of the former Birmingham Inner Ring Road. For a junction in such an urban context it is impressive that it is a three level roundabout with the A34 passing underneath in a tunnel and the A38 on a flyover above.

What is less impressive is how James Watt Queensway to the south suddenly stops where it used to become Masshouse Circus and turns into a 20 mph bus mall. It remains unclear if the A34 underpass will remain as it is now redundant following the loss of the east side of the ring.

Routes

Route To Notes

A34

Walsall, West Bromwich (A41), Birchfield 2, Perry Barr 2, University of Central England 2 1/2

A38

A38(M), M6, M5, M42, M40, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Lichfield (A38), B'ham Airport/N.E.C, Sutton Coldfield, Erdington, Aston

A38

(M5), St Chads, Bromsgrove, New Street Station, Snow Hill Station, Children's Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Dental Hospital, Badger Hospital formerly part of the A4400 ring road
Masshouse, Moor Street, Law Courts, Aston University, Digbeth Coach Station, Bull Ring/Shopping Parking, Children's Hospital (Main entrance) formerly part of the A4400 ring road



Lancaster Circus
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Bristol - BirminghamSt James Barton • Filton Roundabout • Aztec West • Almondsbury Roundabout • Cross Keys Roundabout • Waterwells Roundabout • Wall's Roundabout • Coombe Hill • Gupshill Roundabout • Twyning • Rashwood • Slideshow Island • Harvester Island • Lydiate Ash • The Black Horse Junction • The Isaac Tongue Junction • Belgrave Interchange • Holloway Circus  • Paradise Circus  • St Chads Circus  • Lancaster Circus  • Dartmouth Circus • Park Circus
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