|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||2.7 miles (4.3 km)|
|Meets:||A463, B4162, A4126, A4123, A459, B4161, A449|
|Route outline (key)|
The route starts at Coseley Road Island, a junction with the A463 Black Country Route just west of Bilston Town Centre. It heads northwards for a few hundred yards (along the pre-bypass A463) before meeting the B4162 and then heads westwards along its traditional route via Millfields Road, passing through first a residential area, then an industrial area before meeting the A4126 at Ettingshall, next to the site of the former Ettingshall railway station.
The road then continues west to Parkfield Junction with the A4123, which marks the northernmost point of the 1927 New Road, and then passes through a low quality residential area to Fighting Cocks, the junction with the A459. West of Fighting Cocks, the general ambiance of the road improves, passing through the formerly affluent residential area of Goldthorn Hill, and meeting the B4161 almost immediately before the road terminates at a light-controlled crossroads on the A449 Penn Road.
The route is almost unchanged from its original allocation, save for the short section between the A463 and B4162, which it gained in the late 1980s when the A463 was diverted along the route of the then-new Black Country Route.