A5/Gailey - Telford
|Meets:||A5, A449, A41, A4640, A442, M54|
|Old route now:||B5061, M54|
|Route outline (key)|
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.
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.