A4161 road

A4161 road

UK road routebox
road= A4161
direction= East-West
start= A4232 (Southern Way)
destinations= Cardiff
end= A48 (Ely Bridge)
junctions= ukroadsmall|4232

The A4161 is a main road in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.

The road links Cardiff city centre with Ely and the M4 motorway (Junction 33) via the A48 and the A4232 to the west and Cardiff city centre with Rumney and the A48(M) motorway via the A4232 and the A48 to the east.

History of the road number

The original (1923) route of the A48 was the main east-west link in south Wales. The A48 in Cardiff was re-numbered to the A4161 on 19 November 1971 when the Eastern Avenue dual carriageway became the A48cite web |url= http://pirate.cardiffschools.net/index1.htm|publisher=Cardiff Council|title=Cardiff Timeline|accessdate=2007-10-03] . The A48 section between Rumney and St Mellons later became the B4487.

By 2 November 1975, Queen Street was partly pedestrianised and 2 subways were opened under North Road and Boulevard de Nantes to allow the A4161 then to move from Queen Street to Dumfries Place, Stuttgart Strasse, Boulevard De Nantes.

Historic route of the old A48

From east to west:

* Newport Road
* Queen Street
* Duke Street
* Castle Street
* Cowbridge Road East

Present day

Throughout its entire length it has 30mph (48 km/h) speed restrictions.

Current route of the A4161

From east to west it runs through the following roads in Cardiff:

* From Southern Way west along Newport Road
* Dumfries Place
* Stuttgart Strasse
* Boulevard De Nantes

The road then becomes the A470 from North Road (alongside Cardiff Castle through to Duke Street, before becoming the A4161 again from:

* Castle Street, then over Cardiff Bridge
* Cowbridge Road East
* Wellington Street
* Atlas Road
* Lansdowne Road
* Cowbridge Road East again, ending at Ely Bridge (roundabout on the A48)

Type of road (single / dual carriageway)



* Cardiff & Newport A-Z Street Atlas 2007 Edition

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