The A5022 starts immediately to the east of junction 17 of the M6 on the A534 and heads northeast to end on the A50. It cuts off the northwestern corner between the two A-roads.
There is nothing particularly remarkable about this single-carriageway road running between hedged fields for just over a mile. At the northern end, it meets the A50 at a simple give way, and does the same at the southern end. However at the southern end, it meets the A534 just a hundred or so metres from the M6 junction, which is similarly served by uncontrolled give ways. This volume of turning traffic on a busy road can make it difficult to turn out of the A5022, especially as most traffic is turning right.