A5/Dunstable - Stony Stratford
|To:||Stony Stratford (SP774415)|
|Meets:||M1, A5183 (A505) A4012, A4146, A421, A509, A422, A508, A5|
|Old route now:||A5183, V4|
|Route outline (key)|
The A5 now reappears at Junction 11A on the M1 to form the Dunstable northern bypass. It then meets the A5183 at a roundabout, where the original A5 route is met and turns a more northerly in direction.
The village of Hockliffe need not detain us much, but it was once a major junction on the British road network, as this was where the road to Derby and Liverpool—later to become the A50 -- left us. However, the A50 has now been cut back as far as Leicester, as its route has been largely superseded by the M1.
Soon we reach the dual carriageway Little Brickhill bypass, which leads onto the Milton Keynes bypass, a dual carriageway route, which runs closer to the centre of the town than the original route. From a large light-controlled roundabout—where we meet the original A5 coming in from Old Stratford, the A422 and the A508.