|Location Map ( geo)|
|Westbound A45 on slip|
|Near Birmingham Airport|
|Grade Separated Roundabout|
|A45, A452, (A446)|
|Junctions related to the A452|
Stonebridge Interchange is the junction between the A45 and A452 near to Birmingham Airport in Solihull. The junction is a grade separated roundabout, A45 traffic avoids the junction by using the flyover.
Because of its proximity to Bickenhill Interchange to the west, the A45 gains a lane from this junction, as well as having service roads in each direction, giving access to the N.E.C. and local amenities.
When the junction was first built it was a small crossroads, next to Stone Bridge over the River Blythe. In around the 1940s it became a small roundabout. When the A45 and A452 were turned into dual carriageways, this became a much larger roundabout with space for a flyover. The original Stone Bridge had been demolished, but the two new sliproads were still shown on maps as Stone Bridge.
By the 1990s this junction was becoming notorious for its congestion, so a flyover was provided in the space that had been left for it.