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A5/Gailey - Telford

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A5
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From:  Gailey (SJ911106)
To:  Telford (SJ696094)
Meets:  A5, A449, A41, A4640, A442, M54
Former Number(s):  A5(M)
Old route now:  B5061, M54
Highway Authorities

Staffordshire Council • Telford and Wrekin Council

Counties

Shropshire • Staffordshire

Route outline (key)
Arrownorthwest.jpg North Telford - Chirk
A5 Gailey – Telford
(M54) Telford
A5(M) Telford
South Arrowsoutheast.jpg Tamworth - Gailey

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The road then loses its primary status, and stays that way all the way to Telford. The road here is narrower, and full of gentle curves, rises and falls. After about 2½ miles, the Shropshire Union Canal crosses on a pretty 18th century aqueduct above. Just after Weston, we reach the roundabout junction with the A41.

Original Route through Telford
The road can be seen on maps as local streets from the A4640 at Redhill, via Oakengates town centre - and the A442 - and Ketley, before finally becoming the B5061 at Arleston. It then heads towards Wroxeter before finally meeting the modern route at the beginning of the A5 Shrewsbury Bypass.

The road continues much the same as before, quite pleasant to drive down. Before too much longer we come to the brow of a hill: the new town of Telford is spread out in front of us. The junction with the A4640 is at the bottom of the hill, left is for the M54 at Junction 4. This is also the point where the A5 diverges from the Roman road. The modern road swings round to the left, and meets the B5061, Telford's Holyhead Road which we left behind in Weedon. Down the hill to Telford town centre we go, and get eaten up by the M54 at the modern Junction 5.

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A5
Sections
Projects
Junctions
M42 J10 • Portway Roundabout (Milton Keynes) • Rising Sun (Brownhills) • Kelly's Kitchen Roundabout • Marble Arch • Churchbridge • Marylebone Flyover • Weeford Interchange • Abbey Hill Roundabout • Redmoor Roundabout • Peahen Crossroads • Staples Corner • Crick Interchange • Wall Island • Friars Wash • Brockley Interchange • Gailey Interchange • Forge Interchange • Cluddley Interchange • Stretton Baskerville • Caldecotte Interchange • Smockington Hollow • Gibbet Roundabout • Cross in Hand • Red Gate • Dodwells Roundabout • Longshoot • Mancetter Roundabout • Muckley Corner • The Turf • Longford Island • Kilsby • Gailey Island • Limekiln Bank Roundabout • Priorslee Roundabout • Hollinswood Interchange • Preston Island • Emstrey Island • Bayston Hill Roundabout • Woodcote Roundabout • Mile End Roundabout • Five Crosses • Gledrid Roundabout • Priorslee Interchange • Canons Corner • Llys y Gwynt Interchange • Carreg Bran Interchange • Park Street Roundabout • Halton Roundabout • Churncote Roundabout • Nant Turnpike Interchange • Caergeiliog Interchange • Dalar Hir Interchange • Thorn Roundabout • Sheeps Lane Roundabout • Hockliffe Crossroads • Glan Menai Junction • Druid Junction • Old Stratford Roundabout • Little Brickhill Interchange • Weedon Crossroads • Watford Crossroads • Halfway House Roundabout (Northants) • DIRFT Rugby East Roundabout • DIRFT Rugby North Roundabout • High Cross • Higham Roundabout • Grendon Roundabout • Dordon Roundabout • Centurion Junction • Glascote Interchange • Ventura Park Interchange • Mile Oak Junction • Edgebold Roundabout • Felton Butler Roundabout • Wolfshead Roundabout • Queens Head Junction • Whittington Roundabout • Tove Roundabout • Holly Lane Roundabout • King Harry Junction • Pickmere Roundabout • Crackleybank Interchange • Dunstable Crossroads • Chalton Interchange • Whitehurst Roundabout • Antelope Roundabout • Anglesey Arms Roundabout • Weedon Roundabout • The Column Roundabout
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Historic Road - Geograph - 861205.jpgMinor junction on the A5 - Geograph - 887605.jpgMuckley corner roundabout - Geograph - 1870766.jpgMilepost, St Stephen's Hill - Geograph - 2724385.jpgView east along the A5 from Caer-glaw Xroads - Geograph - 971481.jpg
Other nearby roads
Telford
Holyhead Road • Watling Street • E34 (Old System) • B5060 (Priorslee - Muxton) • B5061 (Wellington) • B4381 (Telford) • B4382 (Telford) • B4543 • B4589 • A5223 (Wellington) • NCN55 • NCN81 • B5060 (Oakengates) • A5 • A442 • M54 • B5072 • A4169 • A464 • A5223 • A4640 • A5266 • B4373 • B4380 • B4375 • B5061 • B5406 • A4539 • A518 • B4176 • B4379 • B4377 • B5063 • B5316 • A41 • A5(M) • A5523 • B4394 • B4378 • B4376 • T11 (Britain) • T50 (Britain)