A5007

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A5007
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From:  Normacot (SJ919427)
To:  Fenton (SJ882450)
Via:  Longton
Distance:  2.9 miles (4.7 km)
Meets:  A50, A5005, B5039, A50, A52
Former Number(s):  A50
Old route now:  A52
Highway Authorities

Stoke-on-Trent

Traditional Counties

Staffordshire

Route outline (key)
A5007 Normacot - Fenton
A5007 Fenton - Stoke

The original A5007 ran from the centre of Fenton to the centre of Stoke-upon-Trent. Both ends have now moved, to incorporate the rerouting of the A50 and A52.

The A5007 now begins on the A50 in Normacot, where the A50 leaves its old route to head towards the A500. At this point, the A5007 is only signposted for local traffic. It then follows the old route of the A50 as far as Fenton.

Longton

Soon after leaving the A50, the A5007 passes the Gladstone Pottery Museum before running into the Longton one-way system. This was a major bottleneck in the old A50 days and was a contributing factor into the building of the bypass. Eastbound traffic is fairly straightforward as long as you're in the right lane, whereas westbound traffic travels round three sides of the town centre, meeting the A50 again in the process at a roundabout, before both directions rejoin in Times Square, next to Longton Town Hall and the prominent railway bridge.

Continuing westwards, the A5007 enters Fenton, where the A50 joins it at a roundabout, from where it heads south to meet the bypass. The powers that be seemed reluctant to call this road the A50 for a number of years after its construction, signing it as (A50) from both directions - but the number has settled down now. There is therefore a short D2 multiplex to the next roundabout in Victoria Place, where the "old" A50 heads off north to Hanley.

City Road,Stoke-on-Trent - the former A5007, now the A52

The A5007 used to begin at this point. It continues to travel along its historical route before reaching a roundabout where it meets the A52 on the outskirts of Stoke, where it now ends. It used to continue for another few hundred yards to meet the A52 in the centre of Stoke, until that road was rerouted to avoid a very low railway bridge.



A5007
JunctionsAlhambra Interchange • City Road Junction
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A5007, Stoke-On-Trent - Geograph - 1666884.jpgA524 - Coppermine - 15139.JPGAn A500 Underpass - Stoke on Trent - Geograph - 3307844.jpgCity Road Roundabout - Geograph - 7434.jpgLongton (C) www fotodiscs4u co uk - Geograph - 276429.jpg
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