Steel Roundabout

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Steel Roundabout
Location Map
Footpath and cycleway in the middle of Hallens Drive roundabout - Geograph - 999829.jpg
Footpath and cycleway underneath the Steel Roundabout
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Location
Wednesbury
County
Staffordshire
Highway Authority
Sandwell Council
Junction Type
Roundabout
Roads Joined
A41 • A461
Junctions related to the A461
Brown Lion Junction • Burnt Tree • Castle Gate Island • Muckley Corner • Navigation Roundabout • Wednesbury Interchange

Steel Roundabout is a roundabout located within the Black Country town of Wednesbury.

It marks the point where traffic between Wolverhampton and West Bromwich along A41 crosses traffic between Walsall and Dudley along A461, to the north of their short multiplex. The roundabout was constructed in the early 1990s along with the A41 Black Country Spine Road.

History

Original design for Steel Roundabout (top)
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. Steel Roundabout would have been on three levels - Spine Road on top, roundabout in the middle, westbound underpass from A461 to Automotive Component Park at the bottom. The roundabouts were built in roughly the same places as the original plans but the Spine Road passes beneath the Midland Metro line which was originally intended to be the link between the two roundabouts rather than the mainline.

Routes

Route To Notes

A41

Wolverhampton

A41

West Bromwich, Great Bridge, Tipton, Dudley (A461)

A461

(M6,M5), Walsall, Wednesbury
Automotive Component Park



Steel Roundabout
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Footpath and cycleway in the middle of Hallens Drive roundabout - Geograph - 999829.jpgSteel and Parkway Roundabouts.png
Black Country Spine Road
JunctionsThe Lunt Junction • Moxley Junction • Western Way Interchange • Patent Shaft Roundabout • Steel Roundabout • Parkway Roundabout • Navigation Roundabout • Swan Roundabout • Albion Roundabout
Junctions on the A41
London -
Bicester
Baker Street • Lord's Roundabout • Swiss Cottage • Brent Cross • Hendon Central Circus • Fiveways Corner • Mill Hill Circus • Apex Corner • Brockley • Hartspring • Berrygrove • The Dome • Leavesden Green • Hunton Bridge • Kings Langley • Two Waters • London Road • Bourne End • Chesham Road • Akeman Street • Tring Hill • Buckland • College Road • Woodlands Roundabout • Tesco's Roundabout • Exchange Street Roundabout • Hen and Chickens Roundabout • Henleys Roundabout • Cotton Wheel Roundabout • Rodney House Roundabout • Oxford Road Roundabout • Wendlebury
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