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A429 road
Length (miles) 73
Length (km) 117.5
Direction South-North
Start Chippenham
Primary
destinations1
Cirencester
Warwick
End Coventry
Roads joined
Notes
  1. Primary destinations as specified by the Department for Transport.

The A429 is a main road in England that runs in a north-northeasterly direction from junction 17 of the M4 motorway (4 miles (6.4 km) north of Chippenham in Wiltshire) to Coventry in the West Midlands, by way of Malmesbury, Cirencester, Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh, east of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, and Kenilworth.

For much of its length the A429 follows the route of the Roman Fosse Way.

History

When first designated in 1922 the A429 ran from Chippenham to Warwick[1]. In the 1970s the route was extended from Warwick to Coventry on the old route of the A46. More recently, the short section between Chippenham and the M4 motorway became part of the extended A350. The road currently disappears between the junction with the A46 north of Warwick and then reappears at a junction with the A452, in the north of Kenilworth, this is because the section between Warwick and Kenilworth was declassfied shortly after the opening of the A46 Kenilworth Bypass. This was in order to encourage traffic to use the A452 or A46 instead.

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