SP3378 : Ringway St Johns

taken 8 years ago, near to Coventry, Great Britain

Ringway St Johns
Ringway St Johns
The new office building on St John's Street looks quite striking from here. However, the traffic noise is appalling - I hope it's got good sound insulation. Taken from the footway across the centre of junction 5 roundabout, of which the bridge in the foreground is part.
Coventry Ring Road
The elevated ring road is tightly-drawn around the city centre, enclosing an area of 450 acres/180 hectares. It has nine junctions in a length of about 25 miles/36 kilometres. Planning began around 1956. The negotiations by council officers for relocating people, homes and businesses proceeded remarkably peacefully because much of the property was old and doomed anyway. The first short stretch, between London Road and St Patrick's Road, was completed in December 1959. The whole road was completed in 1971. The final cost, including land charges, was 13 million as against the original estimate of 3 million. It has relieved the city centre of traffic and has a good accident record.

Source: E.B.Newbold. Portrait of Coventry. London: Robert Hale Ltd, second edition 1982. ISBN 0 7091 9751 9
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Date Taken
Friday, 25 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Saturday, 26 June, 2010
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Business, Retail, Services  Roads, Road transport 
Ring road   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 337 786 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.2734N 1:30.3641W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 335 785
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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