The A5083 is a short A road that runs between the A582 south of Lostock Hall and the A49 south of Bamber Bridge. The road was created in the mid-1920s by upgrading an unclassified road and part of the B5254.
This road begins with a 40 limit at a T-junction with the A49 east of Farington. Heading west it crosses the M6 over a bridge and meets the B5254 at an angle; this junction is a TOTSO as the A5083 continues onto the northern part of Stanifield Lane, with the southern part being the B5254. The road heads north along an NSL single-carriageway and terminates at a heavily-congested roundabout with the A582 running east-west and the B5254 resuming into Lostock Hall.