The Lunt Junction
|The Lunt Junction|
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Junctions related to the A463|
|Junctions related to the A4444|
The junction forms part of the major dual carriageway route through the Black Country, with the A463 to the east providing access (via A454) to the M6 at junction 10 with the A4444 to the south being the northernmost section of the Black Country Spine Road, which runs from here to M5 junction 1 via A41 and West Bromwich.
The Black Country Spine Road which joins this junction from the southeast was proposed as a high quality dual carriageway in the late 1980s and was to be grade separated throughout. An all movements freeflow interchange was planned at The Lunt to connect the Spine Road to the Black Country Route. All this was put in doubt when the ground conditions were poorer than anticipated and costs began to rise sharply. Eventually a lower cost Spine Road was built in the early 1990s without the grade separation and The Lunt was simplified to become a flat roundabout with space for future grade separation. Despite the freeflow nature of the original proposed junction the small roundabout with Vulcan Road was planned from the outset although it is shown slightly to the east of its current location.
|Wolverhampton, Walsall, M6|
|West Bromwich, Wednesbury (A41)|