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SE04: ST. JOHN'S

OVERVIEW
ST. JOHN'S runs from TR03: SNOW HILL to IS02: PENN ROAD ISLAND. It is located South of the city centre.

The carriageways are almost entirely two lanes wide, but care needs to be taken as to lane selection:
  • For clockwise traffic, the left hand lane does not enter the roundabout at IS02: PENN ROAD ISLAND, but widens to two lanes as it runs straight onto the PENN ROAD (A449).
  • For anticlockwise traffic, the right hand lane widens to two lanes that only turn right onto the BIRMINGHAM ROAD (A4123) at TR03: SNOW HILL.
OPENED
1961: The first section of the 7.

BEFORE

AFTER
©1968-72
 Old-Maps.co.uk

TODAY
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NAMED AFTER
The Church of St. John in the Squarethe second largest church in the city centre, lies immediately to the North of the section in ST. JOHN'S SQUARE. The anticlockwise carriageway is located on the site of the demolished buildings along the square's South side.

St. Johns Church.
©2009 bixanorak
As seen from CHURCH STREET.

JUNCTIONS
CLOCKWISE
  • There is an exit to CHURCH LANE, giving access to St. John's Retail Park and the industrial area immediately to the South.

OF NOTE
The section is well known for being the former home of Józef Stawinoga, a Polish immigrant known locally as "Fred the Tramp". He set up home in a tent near the Western end of the central reservation during the 1970s, and lived there until his death in October 2007 at the age of 86.