|Location Map ( geo)
|5.7 miles (9.2 km)
|A51, B5404, A446, M6 Toll
|Route outline (key)
The road starts at traffic lights on Riverdrive, the town centre relief road, which may be the A51 or the A453 depending on which map you look at (although signage claims the former). This junction is limited-access, with A4091 traffic forced to turn left, although the other movements are possible.
The road heads south past an out-of-town retail park and soon goes under the A5 before passing through the suburb of Fazeley. We soon cross over the Coventry Canal then at the next roundabout we cross the B5404 (pre-bypass A5). We then cross the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, whose name suggests that Fazeley was once much more important, to enter open country. Soon afterwards we pass the turn for Drayton Manor, Staffordshire's second most popular theme park (after Alton Towers), then a turning for Drayton Bassett.
The road becomes dual carriageway as we cross into Warwickshire but narrows fairly quickly. Continuing south we pass the Belfry golf course and then end at a roundabout on the A446. This roundabout is also M6 Toll JT2, which consists of nothing more than a southbound offslip (the northbound onslip, JT1, is reached by heading south along the A446).