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The Lunt Junction

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The Lunt Junction
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Location
Darlaston
County
Staffordshire
Highway Authority
Wolverhampton
Junction Type
Roundabout Interchange
Roads Joined
A463, A4444
Junctions related to the A463
Junctions related to the A4444
Looking at the junction from the southeast

The Lunt Junction is located to the southeast of Wolverhampton on A463 Black Country Route, and was constructed in the late 1980s.

It is a flat roundabout junction, with space for grade-separation along the line of A463.

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.

History

Late 1980s plan for the junction

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.

Routes

Route To Notes

A463

Wolverhampton, Walsall, M6

A463

Dudley, Bilston

A4444

West Bromwich, Wednesbury (A41)





The Lunt Junction
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