A441 road


A441 road

UK road routebox
road= A441
length-mi= 20
length-km= 32
direction= North-South
start= Birmingham
destinations= Redditch
end= Cookhill
construction-date=
completion-date=
junctions= Junction 2
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ukroadsmall|4040
ukroadsmall|4023
ukroadsmall|448
ukroadsmall|4189
ukroadsmall|442

A441 is an A-road in England which runs from central Birmingham to Cookhill, Worcestershire.

History

Once one of the main routes between Evesham, Redditch and Birmingham, the A441 has now largely been superseded by A435 which has been upgraded to the East. Redditch was designated a new town in 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 Hopwood to 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.

Route

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 Norton and West Heath before leaving the West Midlands and entering Worcestershire. The village of Alvechurch is now bypassed to the East, connecting with the M42 at junction 2. Upon entering Redditch the A441 follows new town dual 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 Bank before finally terminating at a staggered junction with the A422 South of Cookhill, just short of the Warwickshire border.

Former Routes

Bypasses and Realignments

* Alvechurch (Bypassed in the 1990s)
* Redditch (Realigned onto new roads when the New Town was built)

Downgrading

* 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
* Pebble Mill


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