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Stourbridge

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Stourbridge
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County
Worcestershire
Highway Authority
Dudley
Forward Destination on
A458, A491
Next Primary Destinations
Birmingham • Bromsgrove • Bridgnorth • Wolverhampton
Other Nearby Primary Destinations
Dudley • Kidderminster
Places related to the A458
Places related to the A491

Stourbridge is a town located at the south-western corner of the Black Country, at the northern edge of historic Worcestershire. It is 12 miles south of Wolverhampton, and 15 miles west of Birmingham.

Its road network is maintained by Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council. The most well-known feature of the town's road network is the one-way Ring Road that tightly circumnavigates the town centre, and is part of the A491.

Stourbridge Ring Road

The completed Ring Road shown in 1972

Phase 1: The North-eastern link between High Street (in the north) and the existing St John's Road (after Coventry Street) was opened on 13 November 1968. It initially opened as a two way traffic road. Stour Bridge on High Street was also widened.

Phase 2: The improvement of New Road and its junctions.

Phase 3: The western section, a northern extension of Bath Road from Bell Street, was due to open on 26 August 1969. The official opening was on 1 November 1969 by Lord Cobham. It completed the Ring Road, bar for the final surfacing, and it enabled the whole of the Ring Road to be one way in a clockwise direction. Contractor was Droitwich Construction Ltd, cost £1.1 million and its road number was A491. St John's Road and New Road had still to be widened to three lanes and was planned for 3 or 4 years time. Phase 2 had been the improvement of New Road and its junctions.


Routes

Route To Notes

A458

Birmingham Birmingham is reached via A456

A458

Bridgnorth

A491

Wolverhampton Wolverhampton is reached via A449

A491

Bromsgrove, (M5) Bromsgrove is reached via A38

A451

Kidderminster

A461

Dudley

B4186

Lye

A449

Wolverhampton

A449

Bromsgrove


Videos

Driving round Stourbridge Ring Road when it first opened

This is the final section of the video footage from 1969, driving round the ring road when it first opened. some parts look much the same as they do today but it is interesting to see some of the old buildings that have long gone, and the cars!

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Building the Stourbridge ring road

1960's footage of the construction of the Stourbridge ring road

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Places in the West Midlands region
Major citiesBirmingham • Coventry • Stoke-on-Trent • Wolverhampton
Primary DestinationsBirmingham International Airport • Bridgnorth • Bromsgrove • Brownhills • Burton upon Trent • Cannock • Dudley • Evesham • Hereford • Kidderminster • Leamington Spa • Leek • Leominster • Lichfield • Newcastle • Nuneaton • Oswestry • Redditch • Ross • Rugby • Rugeley • Shrewsbury • Solihull • Stafford • Stone • Stourbridge • Stratford • Tamworth • Telford • Uttoxeter • Walsall • Warwick • West Bromwich • Whitchurch • Worcester
Other placesBewdley • Bilston • Coseley • Droitwich • Halesowen • Ledbury • Ludlow • Malvern • N.E.C. • Smethwick • Southam • Sutton Coldfield • Wednesbury • Wednesfield • Wellington • Willenhall


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