|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Bayleys roundabout (SJ488097)|
|Distance:||5.3 miles (8.5 km)|
|Meets:||A5, A49, A5191, B4380, A458, A5191, B5062, A53, A5124, A49|
|Former Number(s):||A49, A4541|
|Route outline (key)|
The A5112 is a road passing to the east of the centre of Shrewsbury and linking the A5 / A49 south of the town to the A49 / A53 at Battlefield on the north-north-eastern edge of the built-up area. It was created in the 1970s and originally numbered A4541 in order to form a bypass of the town centre for north / south traffic, and was an important link as it was the only way for traffic from the north and northeast to cross the River Severn without having to go through the town centre.
In 1992, a new Shrewsbury bypass was built, numbered A49 to the east of the town and A5 to the south. However the A5112 still acts as an important local distributor road for various industrial estates.