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Primary Destinations
Bromsgrove • Dudley • Evesham • Kidderminster • Redditch • Stourbridge • Worcester
Other Important Destinations
Droitwich • Halesowen • Malvern
Current Highway Authorities
Birmingham City Council • Dudley MBC • Sandwell MBC • Worcestershire County Council
Gloucestershire • Herefordshire • Shropshire • Staffordshire • Warwickshire
National Highways Roads
M5 • M42 • M50 • A46
This article is about the county.
For the Highway Authority, see Worcestershire Council

Worcestershire is a traditional county in the Midlands.

Other than the city of Worcester, the majority of Worcestershire's urban population lives in the north of the county, with the southern part of the Black Country, including Dudley, Stourbridge, Oldbury and Halesowen, lying within the county.

Other than Kidderminster, which stands alone economically, the remainder of the large towns outside the Black Country in the north of the county, such as Bromsgrove and the New Town of Redditch (which spreads over the historic county boundary into Warwickshire), are within Birmingham's sphere of influence, and indeed most of Birmingham's southern suburbs are geographically (but not culturally) located within the historic county.

South of this belt, the towns in the county tend to be smaller, with the most significant towns including Droitwich, Evesham, Malvern and Stourport-upon-Severn.

Across the county

The A4440 Worcester bypass crossing the River Severn

The most important route through the county is the M5 between the West Midlands conurbation, Bristol and the south-west, whilst the M42 functions as an important link between the south-west and the north-east of England, as well as forming a major part of the Birmingham Box, which surrounds the city.

Outside the motorway network, the A38 is probably the most important route through the county historically, linking Worcester with Birmingham to the north, and Gloucester and Bristol to the south. With the coming of the M5, however, the majority of the A38 through the county has lost much of its former importance, and indeed for the majority of its journey through the county it is a Non-Primary Route.

Other important routes in the county include the A449, which links Worcester, Malvern and Kidderminster with Wolverhampton to the north, and to Monmouthshire to the south; the A44 which traverses the county from west to east; and the A46 which forms a link between the southern part of the county and Coventry.

Highways Management

The B4503 towards the Malverns

Most non-trunk roads within the traditional county are maintained by Worcestershire County Council, though within the Black Country they are managed by Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council and Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council within their areas; the extreme northeast of the county is managed by Birmingham City Council.

Trunk Roads within the county are managed by National Highways, which consists of the motorway network of M5, M42 and M50, whilst the A46 is the only non-motorway Trunk Road in the county.

Route From To Length
M5 West Bromwich Exeter 166 miles View
M42 Catshill Appleby Magna 40 miles View
M50 Strensham Ross-on-Wye 21 miles View   
A34 Winchester Salford 200 miles View
A38 Bodmin Mansfield 309.7 miles View
A42 Reading Birmingham 90 miles View
A44 Oxford Aberystwyth 155 miles View
A45 Bordesley, Birmingham Thrapston 75.8 miles View
A46 Bath Cleethorpes 223 miles View
A422 Spetchley, Worcester Bromham 84.5 miles View
A429 Stanton St Quintin Coventry 73.7 miles View
A435 Birmingham Cirencester 61.1 miles View
A438 Ashchurch Pont-y-bat 60.6 miles View
A440 Pershore Great Malvern 14.5 miles View
A441 Birmingham Cookhill 19.9 miles View
A442 Droitwich Hodnet 50.4 miles View
A443 Worcester Newnham Bridge 18.0 miles View
A448 Kidderminster Studley 19.6 miles View
A449 Stafford Coldra, Newport 108 miles View
A450 Torton West Hagley 5.9 miles View
A451 Stourbridge Great Witley 16.2 miles View
A456 Five Ways, Birmingham Woofferton 41 miles View
A457 Birmingham Sedgley 10.8 miles View
A458 Quinton Mallwyd 86.6 miles View
A459 Wolverhampton Halesowen 13 miles View
A461 Wollaston Lichfield 23.2 miles View
A491 Lydiate Ash Wall Heath 12 miles View
A3400 Monkspath Over Norton 34.7 miles View
A4021 Rhydd Powick 4.4 miles View
A4022 Mount Pleasant Birchfield Road 0.3 miles View
A4023 Redditch Gorcott Hill 2.7 miles View
A4024 Aston Fields Stoke Heath 1.8 miles View
A4025 Crossway Green Stourport on Severn 2.6 miles View
A4032 Bromsgrove Road Kidderminster Road 0.2 miles View
A4034 Mucklow Hill Oldbury 4.1 miles View
A4036 Dudley Pedmore 4.6 miles View
A4037 Wednesbury Dudley 4.0 miles View
A4040 The Hawthorns Handsworth 26.5 miles View
A4040 Wall Heath Kidderminster 8.3 miles View
A4041 Broadwaters Hoobrook 2.1 miles View
A4057 Dodderhill Copcut View
A4099 Halesowen Blackheath 1.3 miles View
A4101 Ashwood Dudley 3.7 miles View
A4103 Worcester (W) Stretton Sugwas 25.5 miles View
A4104 Little Malvern Pinvin 15.3 miles View
A4105 Colwall Green Malvern 4.3 miles View
A4112 Burford Eardisley 23.6 miles View
A4117 Ludlow Fingerpost 14.8 miles View
A4123 Wolverhampton Harborne 12.0 miles View
A4133 Droitwich Holt Heath 4.6 miles View
A4168 Woodsetton Dudley 1.22 miles View
A4184 Evesham bypass (S) Evesham bypass (N) 2.8 miles View
A4189 Redditch Warwick 15.8 miles View
A4420 Hoobrook Birchen Coppice View
A4440 Warndon Rushwick 8.0 miles View
A4532 Malvern Link Great Malvern 2.4 miles View
A4535 Proud Cross Island, Kidderminster Stourport Road, Kidderminster 1.1 miles View
A4536 Blackpole Trading Estate Fernhill Heath 0.5 miles View
A4538 Martin Hussingtree Spetchley 4.2 miles View  
B384 Bournbrook Selly Oak 0.6 miles View
B3800 Selly Oak (Harborne Lane) Selly Oak (Bristol Road) 0.1 miles View
B4035 Banbury Evesham 30.7 miles View
B4043 Quinton, Birmingham Halesowen 1.6 miles View
B4065 Worcester Road Roman Way 0.4 miles View
B4078 Winchcombe Sedgeberrow 7.4 miles View
B4079 Oxenton Bredon 3.8 miles View
B4080 Tewkesbury Defford 7.8 miles View
B4082 Pinvin Upton Snodsbury 4.4 miles View
B4083 Pershore Pinvin 1.4 miles View
B4084 Evesham Whittington 12.1 miles View
B4085 Badsey Bidford on Avon 6.4 miles View
B4088 Twyford, Evesham Cookhill, Alcester 7.5 miles View
B4090 Droitwich Spa bypass King's Coughton 14.4 miles View
B4091 Stoneybridge, Belbroughton Hanbury 8.8 miles View
B4092 Holberrow Green Studley 5.7 miles View
B4094 Stoke Heath Bromsgrove bypass 0.4 miles View
B4094 Market Place Prospect Hill 0.12 miles View
B4095 Redditch Warwick 15.4 miles View
B4096 Tardebigge West Heath 8.7 miles View
B4101 Bordesleigh Bridge, Redditch Coventry 22.7 miles View
B4120 Longbridge Hopwood 4.8 miles View
B4121 Cotteridge Harborne 5.1 miles View
B4122 Vicarage Road High Street, 0.4 miles View
B4123 Beech Lanes Selly Oak 2.7 miles View
B4128 Bordesley Stechford 3.2 miles View
B4145 Stratford Road, Sparkhill Washwood Heath Road, Saltley 3.0 miles View
B4146 Tyseley King's Heath 5.9 miles View
B4160 Other Road Alvechurch Highway 1.1 miles View
B4166 Horseley Heath Oldbury 2.2 miles View
B4169 Hurst Green Smethwick 4.0 miles View
B4170 Oldbury Langley Green 1.1 miles View
B4171 Dudley Blackheath 3.3 miles View
B4173 Netherton, Dudley Cradley 2.3 miles View
B4174 Quarry Bank Cradley 0.9 miles View
B4176 Dudley Brockton 17.0 miles View
B4177 Dudley Southern Bypass The Broadway 1.4 miles View
B4177 Dudley Ashwood 3.7 miles View
B4182 Langley Bearwood 3.0 miles View
B4183 Hayley Green Halesowen 1.6 miles View
B4184 Redditch Bromsgrove 6.8 miles View
B4184 High Street Pedmore Road 0.3 miles View
B4185 Catshill Upper Catshill 0.9 miles View
B4186 Wollaston, Stourbridge Lye 2.4 miles View
B4186 Hanover Street High Street 0.1 miles View
B4187 West Hagley Oldswinford 1.9 miles View
B4188 Bell End Blakedown 4.0 miles View
B4189 Broadwaters, Kidderminster Fairfield By Pass 2.8 miles View
B4190 Long Bank, Bewdley Wolverley 5.2 miles View
B4191 Oxford Street High Street 0.2 miles View
B4192 Droitwich Summerfield 8.0 miles View
B4193 Torton Stourport-on-Severn 2.2 miles View
B4194 Astley Cross Kinlet 9.9 miles View
B4195 Stourport-on-Severn Bewdley 3.0 miles View
B4196 Areley Kings Holt Heath 5.4 miles View
B4197 Knightwick Great Witley 7.4 miles View
B4197 Droitwich Holt Heath 5.9 miles View
B4198 Worcester Road High Street 0.3 miles View
B4200 Callow Hill Henley 14.3 miles View
B4202 Mawley Oak Abberley 6.7 miles View
B4203 Bromyard Great Witley 12.3 miles View
B4204 Worcester Tenbury Wells 18.9 miles View
B4205 Dolday, Worcester London Road, Worcester 1.7 miles View
B4206 Hylton Road, Worcester Bromwich Road, Worcester 1.8 miles View
B4207 Worcester Hereford 22.6 miles View
B4208 Staunton Newland 14.0 miles View
B4209 Malvern Wells Hanley Castle 4.2 miles View
B4210 Little Malvern Upton on Severn 6.0 miles View
B4211 Hartpury Great Malvern 17.7 miles View
B4212 The Grove Holly Green 0.6 miles View
B4214 Cleehill Ledbury 28.4 miles View
B4217 Five Ways Acocks Green 6.0 miles View
B4217 Great Malvern Chance's Pitch 4.2 miles View
B4218 Chance's Pitch Great Malvern 4.3 miles View
B4219 Storridge North Malvern 1.9 miles View
B4232 Wynds Point Malvern Link Top 5.2 miles View
B4424 Rhydd Powick 4.4 miles View
B4458 Eve Hill Wren's Nest 0.7 miles View
B4464 Blakebrook Foley Park 0.6 miles View
B4480 Wootton Wawen Gorcott Hill 5.0 miles View
B4482 Brickfields Perdiswell 1.0 mile View
B4482 College Street, Worcester Barbourne Road, Worcester 1.0 mile View
B4485 St Johns, Worcester Upper Wick 1.2 miles View
B4485 London Road London Road 0.8 miles View
B4497 Beoley Washford 3.6 miles View
B4503 North Malvern Leigh Sinton 2.6 miles View
B4504 Crabbs Cross Pitcher Oak Wood 2.2 miles View
B4510 Bengeworth, Evesham North Littleton 3.2 miles View
B4536 High Street, Pershore Defford Road, Pershore 1.0 mile View
B4537 New Wood Wollaston High Street 0.83 miles View
B4549 Foley Park, Kidderminster Summerhill, Kidderminster 1.0 mile View
B4550 Lowesmoor, Worcester Blackpole Trading Estate 2.1 miles View
B4551 Wildmoor Halesowen 4.5 miles View
B4553 Tenbury Wells Stockton 7.3 miles View
B4558 Wren's Nest Eve Hill 0.7 miles View
B4561 Bridge Street Foregate Street 0.4 miles View
B4587 Blowers Green Road Wolverhampton Street 0.68 miles View
B4588 Wren's Nest Eve Hill 0.76 miles View
B4624 Chadbury Evesham railway station 1.2 miles View
B4632 Cheltenham Stratford-upon-Avon 29.3 miles View
B4636 Worcester Tibberton 2.7 miles View
B4637 Worcester Woodgreen 1.5 miles View
B4638 Lyppard Grange Warndon 1.6 miles View
B4639 Blackpole Warndon 1.4 miles View     
T14 E of Birmingham Birkenhead View
T16 Exeter Leeds View
T35 London Birmingham View
T44 Bath Lincoln View
T49 Worcester Stafford 41 miles View
T78 Newport Worcester View


Primary Route
Non Primary Route
Former Motorway
Defunct Route
E Road
Future Motorway
Future Primary
Future Non Primary
Historical Route
Tourist Route
Roman Road
Unbuilt Motorway
Unbuilt Primary
Unbuilt Non Primary
National Cycle Network
Cycle Route
Eurovelo Cycle Route


Main Article: Worcestershire Turnpikes


Main Article: Junctions in Worcestershire

Bridges, Tunnels, and other Crossings

Main Article: Crossings in Worcestershire

A34 • A38 • A42 (Reading - Birmingham) • A44 • A45 • A46 • A422 • A429 • A435 • A438 • A440 (Pershore - Great Malvern) • A441 • A442 • A443 • A448 • A449 • A450 • A451 • A456 • A457 • A458 • A459 • A461 • A491 • A3400 • A4021 • A4022 • A4023 • A4024 • A4025 • A4032 (Hagley) • A4034 • A4036 • A4037 • A4040 • A4040 (Wall Heath - Kidderminster) • A4041 (Kidderminster) • A4057 (Droitwich) • A4099 • A4101 • A4103 • A4104 • A4105 (Malvern) • A4112 • A4117 • A4123 • A4133 • A4168 • A4184 • A4189 • A4420 • A4440 • A4532 • A4535 • A4536 • A4538 • B384 • B3800 • B4035 • B4043 • B4065 (Droitwich) • B4078 • B4079 • B4080 • B4082 (Worcestershire) • B4083 • B4084 • B4085 • B4088 • B4090 • B4091 • B4092 • B4094 • B4094 (Redditch) • B4095 • B4096 • B4101 • B4120 • B4121 • B4122 (Birmingham) • B4123 • B4128 • B4145 • B4146 • B4160 • B4166 • B4169 • B4170 • B4171 • B4173 • B4174 • B4176 • B4177 • B4177 (Dudley - Kingswinford) • B4182 • B4183 • B4184 • B4184 (Lye) • B4185 • B4186 • B4186 (Bromsgrove) • B4187 • B4188 • B4189 • B4190 • B4191 • B4192 (Droitwich - Kidderminster) • B4193 • B4194 • B4195 • B4196 • B4197 • B4197 (Droitwich - Holt) • B4198 • B4200 (Bewdley - Ludlow) • B4202 • B4203 • B4204 • B4205 • B4206 • B4207 (Worcester - Hereford) • B4208 • B4209 • B4210 (Worcestershire) • B4211 • B4212 • B4214 • B4217 • B4217 (Malvern) • B4218 • B4219 • B4232 • B4424 • B4458 (Dudley) • B4464 (Kidderminster) • B4480 • B4482 • B4482 (Worcester Centre) • B4485 • B4485 (Wylds Lane) • B4497 • B4503 • B4504 • B4510 • B4536 • B4537 • B4549 • B4550 • B4551 • B4553 (Tenbury Wells - Leominster) • B4558 (Dudley) • B4561 • B4587 (Dudley) • B4588 • B4624 (Evesham) • B4632 • B4636 • B4637 • B4638 • B4639 • Blackpole - Whittington Motorway • Central Spine Motorway • Droitwich - Leicester Motorway • Dudley Tour • E116 (Old System) • Elgar Route • Kidderminster, Blakedown and Hagley Bypass • Longest Lane • M5 • M42 • M50 • Malvern Radial Motorway • NCN81 • Northern and Western Motorway • Ryknild Street • Strensham - Solihull Motorway I • Strensham - Solihull Motorway II • Studley Bypass • T14 (Britain) • T16 (Britain) • T35 (Britain) • T44 (Britain) • T49 (Britain) • T78 (Britain) • Teme Valley Leisure Drive • Warndon Radial Motorway • Western Orbital
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