From Roader's Digest: The SABRE Wiki
|Length:||12.8 miles (20.6 km)|
|Meets:||A426, A428, A4304, A5199|
|Route outline (key)|
The road starts in Rugby town centre, at a roundabout with the A426, by the large Cemex building and Town Hall. Signs on the ground have recently been erected as part of the new Western Relief Road, and they now indicate the road's number. There is a signalised pedestrian crossing, and a mini roundabout, which we turn right at to follow the B5414. We then pass through the middle of the town centre, which now has a 20 mph speed limit. There is a lot of pedestrian activity here, and it is also part of a main bus route in the town. The speed limit increases to 30 mph, and we reach a roundabout, where the road previously carried straight on through Clifton-on-Dunsmore to meet the A5, but now turns right to meet the A428 at a roundabout junction.
The road starts again in North Kilworth, and heads along Princet Lane, reaching the A5199. The purpose of this section seems to be to cut off the corner for traffic travelling from the A4304 westbound to the A5199 northbound, and the opposite way round.
The road previously passed through Clifton-on-Dunsmore to reach the A5, but this has now been declassified.
The B5414 also previously continued at the other side of the A5, through the village of Catthorpe, through Catthorpe interchange, through Swinford, and out to North Kilworth along Rugby Road and South Kilworth Road to meet the A4304. This entire section is now unclassified road.
Further back in time, a substantial quantity of this road was part of the A427. Maps are needed for confirmation, but it is assumed that the A427 would start at the current terminus of the Rugby part of the B5414, and then carry on out to Clifton-on-Dunsmore along the ex-B5414 section, until meeting the current A4304 (ex-A4114), where the A427 would turn right and continue to Market Harborough and beyond.
The section through Rugby Town Centre may change soon, if the proposals to pedestrianise sections of the road progress further. This involves pedestrianisation of North Street and Church Street in the Town Centre, plus the implementation of more one-way streets. The plans include removing the mini roundabout that currently exists and making Park Road the mainline.