Parkway Roundabout

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Parkway Roundabout
Location Map ( geo)
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Location
Wednesbury
County
Staffordshire
Highway Authority
Sandwell
Junction Type
Roundabout
Roads Joined
A41 • A4037
Junctions related to the A4037
Castle Gate Island

Parkway Roundabout is located to the southwest of the Black Country town of Wednesbury and is between Wolverhampton and West Bromwich along A41. It was constructed in the early 1990s as part of the A41 Black Country Spine Road.

The A4037, which joins the roundabout from the west, runs to the small town of Ocker Hill, and joins the original route of A461 a short distance to the west.

The junction is notorious locally for a poor level of surface grip, which has led to a number of collisions on the roundabout.

History

Original design for Parkway Roundabout (bottom)
The Black Country Spine Road was planned to be grade separated throughout when designed in the late 1980s. Poor ground conditions and escalating costs resulted in major cutbacks to bring down the cost of the road. This meant all the planned grade separation was abandoned. Parkway Roundabout would have effectively formed one half of an interchange with Steel Roundabout as the Midland Metro line (former GWR mainline) poses a barrier.

Routes

Route To Notes

A41

(M6), W'hampton, Wednesbury, Walsall (A461)

A41

(M5,M6), West B'wich, Dudley (A461)

A4037

Tipton 2½



Parkway Roundabout
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Black Country Spine Road
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Former sectionRodney House Roundabout • Baynards Green Roundabout • Banbury Cross • M40 Junction 13 • Barford • Longbridge Island • Stanks Interchange • Copt Hill
Solihull -
Birkenhead
Copt Hill • Hockley Circus • West Bromwich Interchange • All Saints Interchange • Albion Roundabout • Swan Roundabout • Navigation Roundabout • Parkway Roundabout • Steel Roundabout • Patent Shaft Roundabout • Moxley Junction • Oxford Street Island • Bilston Street Island • Chapel Ash Island • Tong Interchange • Pickmere Roundabout • Tern Hill Roundabout • Prees Heath • Hampton Heath Roundabout • Broxton Roundabout • Boughton Heath Roundabout • Hoole Roundabout • Backford Cross • Hooton Crossroads • M53 Junction 5