|East end: A4232 (Southern Way)|
Primary destinations: Cardiff
|West end: A48 (Ely Bridge)|
The A4161 is a main road in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.
- Map of A4161 Cardiff UK
- History of the road number
- Historic route of the old A48 in Cardiff
- Present day
- Current route of the A4161
Map of A4161, Cardiff, UK
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 A48. 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. The A48 section between Rumney and St Mellons later became the B4487 and Southern Way was built in 1978.
Historic route of the old A48 in Cardiff
From east to west:
Throughout its entire length it has 30 mph (48 km/h) speed restrictions.
Current route of the A4161
From east to west it runs through the following roads in Cardiff:
The road then becomes the A470 from North Road (alongside Cardiff Castle through to Duke Street, before becoming the A4161 again from: