A5027

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A5027
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From: Victoria Hospital, Birkenhead (SJ303914)
To: Upton (SJ264891)
Length: 5.9 miles (9.5 km)
Meets:  A5088, B5145, A59, A5139, B5146, A5030, A553, B5151, A551, B5139, B5192, M53
Highway Authorities

Wirral

Traditional Counties

Cheshire

Route outline (key)
A5027 Victoria Hospital – Birkenhead Park
(A553) Birkenhead Park
A5027 Birkenhead Park – Upton bypass

The A5027 is an urban A-road towards the northern end of the Wirral.

Route

The A5027 crosses the Duke Street Bridge

The road starts on the A5088 by the Victoria Hospital and heads roughly south. It crosses the A59 Kingsway Tunnel approach road, then a short section of dual carriageway connects it to Birkenhead Docks, which it crosses at the Duke Street bascule bridge. Shortly afterwards, the A5027 crosses the railway line adjacent to Birkenhead Park station and meets the A553.

The A5027 multiplexes west-by-northwest with the A553 for a short distance, the park on the left, then regains its number and continues skirting the park whilst heading west-by-southwest. It zigzags to descend Bidston Hill before crossing the M53. The A5027 goes round three sides of the suburb of Upton before meeting the M53 again at the western end of the Moreton Spur, where it ends.

History

In 1922, the A5027 ran only between the A553 at Birkenhead Park and the A551 in the centre of Upton. The section through the docks (but not including the Duke Street Bridge which remained unclassified for many years) as far as the A5028 (current B5145) appeared around 1935 and it was later extended further with the building of the Kingsway Tunnel.

The bypass of Upton (between the M53 bridge and the first roundabout) follows the line of Ford Way, a road built in the 1960s. It uses a gap which appears to have been specially reserved until the 1990s.



A5027
JunctionsMoreton Spur
CrossingsDuke Street Bridge
PlacesBirkenhead • Wallasey
Related Pictures
View gallery (6)
Duke Street Bridge (C) George Robinson - Geograph - 588922.jpgDuke Street Bridge in the up position (C) Peter Craine - Geograph - 335762.jpgDuke Street bascule bridge (C) William Starkey - Geograph - 3965532.jpgEast meets West - Duke Street Bridge (C) Roger May - Geograph - 47266.jpgGorsey Lane- Poulton Road junction (C) Colin Pyle - Geograph - 3139601.jpg
Other nearby roads
BirkenheadA41 • A5029 • A5030 • A5031 • A5088 • A51 • A5137 • A5139 • A5227 • A540 • A551 • A552 • A553 • A554 • A59 • B5136 • B5137 • B5138 • B5139 • B5140 • B5141 • B5146 • B5147 • B5148 • B5149 • B5150 • B5151 • B5172 • B5361 (Birkenhead) • M53 • T14 (Britain)
A5000–A5099
A5000 • A5001 • A5002 • A5003 • A5004 • A5005 • A5006 • A5007 • A5008 • A5009 • A5010 • A5011 • A5012 • A5013 • A5014 • A5015 • A5016 • A5017 • A5018 • A5019
A5020 • A5021 • A5022 • A5023 • A5024 • A5025 • A5026 • A5027 • A5028(S) • A5028(N) • A5029 • A5030 • A5031 • A5032 • A5033 • A5034 • A5035 • A5036 • A5037 • A5038 • A5039
A5040 • A5041 • A5042 • A5043 • A5044 • A5045 • A5046 • A5047 • A5048 • A5049 • A5050 • A5051 • A5052 • A5053 • A5054 • A5055 • A5056 • A5057 • A5058 • A5059
A5060 • A5061 • A5062 • A5063 • A5064 • A5065 • A5066 • A5067 • A5068 • A5069 • A5070 • A5071 • A5072 • A5073 • A5074 • A5075 • A5076 • A5077 • A5078 • A5079
A5080 • A5081 • A5082 • A5083 • A5084 • A5085 • A5086 • A5087 • A5088 • A5089 • A5090 • A5091 • A5092 • A5093 • A5094 • A5095 • A5096 • A5097 • A5098 • A5099
Former uses: A5002 • A5004 • A5012 • A5013 • A5014 • A5017 • A5035 • A5064 • A5065 • A5068 • A5070 • A5076 • A5080 • A5088 • A5092 • A5093