Robin Hood Roundabout (Newbury)
|Robin Hood Roundabout|
|Location Map ( geo)|
|A4, A339, B4009|
|Junctions related to the A339|
|Junctions related to the B4009|
The junction started as split between London Road and Shaw Road, at what was then the edge of Newbury. The roundabout was built in the mid-1960s in the first effort to build a bypass of Newbury. Called Western Avenue, this consisted of the A4 to the north of the town, and a new bridge for the A34 over the River Kennet. Many buildings were demolished to create the new roundabout, and a new pub called Robin Hood was built.
As housing estates expanded, space was left for a new road to the north. In the late 1970s this opened in the form of the A34. The original bypass was modified to give priority for A34 outbound traffic, as this was now the main route.
With traffic levels continuing to rise, the junction would become a notorious for its congestion. In the 1980s, a section of the roundabout was closed, to create a double teardrop arrangement.
|Thatcham, Newbury Business Park, Hambridge and London Road Industrial Areas, Hospital|
|(M4), Oxford (A34)|
|Basingstoke, Winchester (A34), Station, Industrial Areas|
|Town centre, Parking, Shopmobility|
|Winchester, Station, Industrial Areas|
|Robin Hood Roundabout (Newbury)|