Queensway (Birmingham)

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Queensway in Birmingham, looking southwest from Great Charles Street.

Queensway is the name of a number of roads in central Birmingham, especially those that form the A4400 Inner Ring Road. The name most often refers to the Great Charles Street Queensway tunnel, part of the A38.

The Queensways were built as dual carriageway major roads in the 1960s and 1970s. However, in recent years many have been rebuilt and downgraded and now far more resemble city streets;[1] these redevelopments were championed by the city council as breaking the 'concrete collar' around the city centre (especially in the Masshouse area), with the aim of making the city more friendly to pedestrian navigation, and improving the aesthetic appearance of the city.[2] Some motorists, however, bemoan the reduction of road capacity[citation needed] and point to the regular congestion on the remodelled sections.

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  1. ^ "The Core, Big City Plan". Birmingham City Council. 31 March 2009. Archived from the original on 18 March 2009. Retrieved 31 March 2009.
  2. ^ "Connectivity, Big City Plan". Birmingham City Council. 31 March 2009. Archived from the original on 15 April 2009. Retrieved 31 March 2009.

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Coordinates: 52°28′59″N 1°54′09″W / 52.4830°N 1.9026°W / 52.4830; -1.9026