|To:||Bankhall Station (SJ345938)|
|Distance:||0.3 miles (0.5 km)|
|Meets:||A5036, A565, B5318, A567|
|Route outline (key)|
Many of the A505x roads run parallel east of the Mersey to the north of Liverpool city centre. The A5056 is the northernmost of these actually within Liverpool and the northernmost to reach the docks in the original 1922 Road Lists.
It starts on the A5036 near Canada Dock and heads east along Bankfield Street, which becomes Bankhall Street after crossing the A565. The road then crosses the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and passes Bankhall station before ending just afterwards at traffic lights on the A567.