|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Wharton Green (SJ667680)|
|Distance:||1.6 miles (2.6 km)|
|Meets:||A54, B5355, A533|
|Old route now:||A533|
|Route outline (key)|
It starts on the A54 at the Winsford Bridge roundabout and heads east, turning north shortly afterwards at another roundabout. This route dates back to the 1990s as originally the A5018 continued straight on through Wharton (which explains the TOTSO on the B5355 slightly to the east.
Old and new routes of the A5018 rejoin at another roundabout just before the West Coast Main Line is crossed. After a bend to the right, the Road One Roundabout is met, where the A5018 ends.
The A5018 used to continue beyond here - the curtailment is another product of road upgrades in the 1990s: in this case the A533 Davenham bypass. The TOTSO on the A533 a few hundred yards further on at Bostock Hall marks the original end of the A5018.