|Location Map ( geo)|
|A45, A445, C207 (Warwickshire)|
Ryton Island on the outskirts of Ryton-on-Dunsmore is the point where the A45 from the direction of the M1 forks left to the A445 and Royal Leamington Spa. The main industry in the area was BLMC then most recently Peugeot. The site was closed in 2007.
The junction originally consisted of two gaps in the central reservation to cater for all the right turns. The road to Wolston was numbered B4029 until around 1990 and the direction signs which survived until the roundabout was built still had this number patched over.
The junction had a poor safety record and a scheme to close the gaps and replace them with a GSJ was put forward in the early 1990s. In addition to the main junction the gap at Church Road to the west would also be closed and a new link road to High Street would be built beneath the A45. This scheme made it to the Orders stage but was never carried out.
By the turn of the millennium new measures were proposed to improve safety. This involved reducing the speed limit to 50mph and installing speed cameras in 2001 but between 1999 and 2004 there were four fatal accidents and several serious. A roundabout was eventually built in 2005.
|London, Northampton (M1 (South),M45), Rugby (A4071)|
|Coventry, Warwick, Coventry Airport, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Leamington (A46), Leicester (M69)|