- A441 road
UK road routebox
junctions= Junction 2
A441 is an
A-roadin Englandwhich runs from central Birminghamto Cookhill, Worcestershire.
Once one of the main routes between
Evesham, Redditchand Birmingham, the A441 has now largely been superseded by A435 which has been upgraded to the East. Redditch was designated a new townin 1964, with this came major realignments of the major routes, including the A441, rebuilt to dual carriageway standard through the town. When the M42 was built in 1982, a link road was built from the A441 at Hopwoodto a new junction East of Alvechurch. This later formed part of the Alvechurch bypass when completed in the 1990s. The final section of the road between Cookhill and Dunnington was downgraded in 1995.
The A441 starts on the Middleway in Birmingham as a non primary route, running largely parallel to the A38. It passes the suburbs of
Cotteridge, Kings Nortonand West Heathbefore leaving the West Midlands and entering Worcestershire. The village of Alvechurchis now bypassed to the East, connecting with the M42 at junction 2. Upon entering Redditchthe A441 follows new towndual carriageway roads including a short concurrence with the A448 where it gains primary status. Heading Southwards out of Redditch the former road is rejoined and it passes through the village of Astwood Bankbefore finally terminating at a staggered junction with the A422 South of Cookhill, just short of the Warwickshireborder.
Bypasses and Realignments
* Alvechurch (Bypassed in the 1990s)
* Redditch (Realigned onto new roads when the New Town was built)
* Cookhill - Dunnington. The A441 is now the B4088, it used to meet the A435 at Dunnington
Places of Interest Along the Route
Edgbaston Cricket Ground
Cannon Hill Park
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