From Roader's Digest: The SABRE Wiki
|From:||near Ledsham (SJ355763)|
|To:||Ellesmere Port (SJ396776)|
|Length:||2.9 miles (4.7 km)|
|Meets:||A550, A41, B5132, M53, A5032|
It's made up of different roads, Ledsham Road, Station Road, Rossmore Road West and Rossmore Road East.
A550 - A41
The B5463 is the only major route found along the A550 between the Two Mills Junction and the A41. It starts off as a semi rural S2, with fields along its southern side and an expensive 1990s built housing estate set back on the north side, with a 40mph speed limit (was NSL until mid 2009).
On the approach to Sutton Hall Drive, the speed limit drops to 30mph as it enters a more built up area (largely 1930's housing) and most of the road is shrouded under a canopy of tress. After passing though the trees, the road drops down towards a traffic light controlled junction with the A41 and the centre of Little Sutton.
To continue along the B5463, you must turn left at this set of traffic lights and travel along the A41 to the next set of traffic lights, which is no more than a few hundred yards.
A41 - M53 Junction 8
After turning right from the A41, it continues past Little Sutton train station before running alongside another housing estate. The road is then arrow straight as it heads slighly downhill over the Rossmore Valley and up the other side to the notorious 'Cemetery Roundabout', there the B5463 meets the B5132.
Over the roundabout the speed limit returns to 40mph - the only surviving urban 40mph limit in Ellesmere Port (at the time of writing this - 10/01/2010). Again, it continues arrow straight past a large Cemetery on its northern side and a housing estate on its south side. It then meets a set of traffic lights for the main entrance road to Rossmore Industrial Estate. From here, the B5463 takes on a largely industral feel as it makes its way up a hill to join the M53 at Junction 8.