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.

South East | North West



A5
SectionsA5/Bangor - Holyhead • A5/Betws-y-Coed - Bangor • A5/Central London - Brockley • A5/Chirk - Betws-y-Coed • A5/Crick - Tamworth • A5/Dunstable - Stony Stratford • A5/Stony Stratford - Crick • A5/Tamworth - Gailey • A5/Telford - Chirk
ProjectsGlyn Bends, Ty Nant
JunctionsAbbey Hill Roundabout • Anglesey Arms Roundabout • Antelope Roundabout • Bayston Hill Roundabout • Brockley Interchange • Caergeiliog Interchange • Caldecotte Interchange • Canons Corner • Carreg Bran Interchange • Centurion Junction • Chalton Interchange • Churchbridge • Churncote Roundabout • Cluddley Interchange • Crackleybank Interchange • Crick Interchange • Cross in Hand • DIRFT Rugby East Roundabout • DIRFT Rugby North Roundabout • Dalar Hir Interchange • Dodwells Roundabout • Dordon Roundabout • Druid Junction • Dunstable Crossroads • Edgebold Roundabout • Emstrey Island • Felton Butler Roundabout • Five Crosses • Forge Interchange • Friars Wash • Gailey Interchange • Gailey Island • Gibbet Roundabout • Glan Menai Junction • Glascote Interchange • Gledrid Roundabout • Grendon Roundabout • Halfway House Roundabout (Northants) • Halton Roundabout • High Cross • Higham Roundabout • Hockliffe Crossroads • Hollinswood Interchange • Holly Lane Roundabout • Kelly's Kitchen Roundabout • Kilsby • King Harry Junction • Limekiln Bank Roundabout • Little Brickhill Interchange • Llys y Gwynt Interchange • Longford Island • Longshoot • M42 J10 • Mancetter Roundabout • Marble Arch • Marylebone Flyover • Mile End Roundabout • Mile Oak Junction • Muckley Corner • Nant Turnpike Interchange • Old Stratford Roundabout • Park Street Roundabout • Peahen Crossroads • Pickmere Roundabout • Portway Roundabout (Milton Keynes) • Preston Island • Priorslee Interchange • Priorslee Roundabout • Queens Head Junction • Red Gate • Redmoor Roundabout • Rising Sun (Brownhills) • Sheeps Lane Roundabout • Smockington Hollow • Staples Corner • Stretton Baskerville • The Column Roundabout • The Turf • Thorn Roundabout • Tove Roundabout • Ventura Park Interchange • Wall Island • Watford Crossroads • Weedon Crossroads • Weedon Roundabout • Weeford Interchange • Whitehurst Roundabout • Whittington Roundabout • Wolfshead Roundabout • Woodcote Roundabout
ServicesBangor services • Tamworth services
CrossingsAtcham Bridge • Dow Bridge • Marylebone Flyover • Menai Suspension Bridge • Pont Corwen • Stanley Embankment • Stony Stratford Bypass • Waterloo Bridge (Caernarfonshire)
RoadsA5 • A5(M) • E31 (via Carlisle) • E33 (London - Glasgow) • E33 (Northampton - Liverpool) • E34 (Old System) • EuroVelo 2 • Holyhead Road • Maelor Tour • NCN55 • NCN8 • T11 (Britain) • T13 (Britain) • T15 (Britain) • T16 (Britain) • T18 (Britain) • T44 (Britain) • T48 (Britain) • Watling Street
PlacesBangor (Caernarfonshire) • Betws-y-Coed • Brent Cross • Brownhills • Cannock • Central London • DIRFT • Dunstable • Hinckley • Holyhead • Kilburn • Llangollen • London • Lutterworth • Milton Keynes • Oswestry • Rugby • Shrewsbury • St Albans • Tamworth • Telford • Wellington (Shropshire) • West End
MiscellaneousA5/Named Junctions • A5/history • A5/route • Thomas Telford
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TelfordA41 • A4169 • A442 • A4539 • A464 • A4640 • A5 • A5(M) • A518 • A5223 • A5223 (Wellington) • A5266 • A5523 • B4176 • B4373 • B4375 • B4376 • B4377 • B4378 • B4379 • B4380 • B4381 (Telford) • B4382 (Telford) • B4394 • B4543 • B4589 • B5060 (Oakengates) • B5060 (Priorslee - Muxton) • B5061 • B5061 (Wellington) • B5063 • B5072 • B5316 • B5406 • E34 (Old System) • Holyhead Road • M54 • NCN55 • NCN81 • T11 (Britain) • T50 (Britain) • Watling Street