- A44 road
UK road routebox
direction= East - West
Leominster Hereford Rhayader Llangurig
The A44 is a major road in the
United Kingdomthat runs from Oxfordin southern Englandto Aberystwythin west Wales.
The original (1923) route of the A44 was Chipping Norton to Aberystwyth. No changes were made to the route of the A44 in the early years. After the second world war, the section between Rhayader and Llangurig was renumbered A470, as part of the creation of a through route between Cardiff and North Wales. The A44 was extended to Oxford in the 1990s, replacing part of the A34 when the M40 motorway was completed.
Circa 2004 a Bypass was constructed around
Wyre Piddle, as a result the A44 was rerouted down the A4538 between Eveshamand Worcesterand therefore no longer goes down PershoreHigh Street. The old route is now known as the B4084.
Oxford - Evesham
The road begins at a
roundaboutjunction with the A40 roadon the northern outskirts of Oxford in Oxfordshire. It has a grade separated junction with the A34 road(leading to the M40 motorwayand Winchester). From here, the road runs north-west, and has a two-mile section of dual carriagewayclose to the village of Kidlington. It continues through Woodstock and Chipping Norton, where it meets the A3400 roadto Stratford-upon-Avon. It then crosses the border into the county of Gloucestershirewhere it meets the A429 roadat a junction in Moreton in Marsh. The road then crosses into Worcestershireand bypasses the town of Broadway. It joins the route of the A46 roadnear Evesham, then bypasses the town, re-emerging to the north.
Evesham - Leominster
Continuing in a north-westerly direction, the road passes the town of
Pershore, and later meets the A422 roadand A4538 roadat a junction where the road turns left. It meets the A4440 roadto the east of Worcester prior to travelling through the centre of the city. It meets the A4440 again to the west of the city before crossing into Herefordshireand through the town of Bromyard. At Leominsterit meets the A49 road
Leominster - Aberystwyth
in the centre of the town.
Bypasses and Realignments
* Evesham (The route used to go through the centre of the town, now runs to the North)
* Evesham - Worcester (The route used to run on a road to the South)
* [http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/roadlists/f99/44.shtml SABRE page on the A44]
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