|To:||Mold By Pass (SJ226630)|
|Via:||Northop & Mold|
|Length:||9 miles (14.5 km)|
|Meets:||A548, A55, A494, A541, A494|
|Former Number(s):||B5124, A494|
|Route outline (key)|
There appear to be no fewer than four roads numbered A5119 in Flintshire, depending on just where you want to go.
The "main" A5119 begins as part of the one-way system in the town of Flint, at a signal-controlled T-junction with the A548. A few hundred yards later, we have another set of traffic lights, where a spur of the A5119 breaks off to take traffic into the town, at a junction with the A548 on the industrial estate.
The main carriageway takes us through the suburbs of Flint, past a school and petrol station, and into a 50 zone. The road continues past various small settlements such as Flint Mountain, until we reach the two roundabouts for A55 J33. The road then passes through Northop and Soughton (watch out for the GATSO, one of the few fixed cameras in this part of the country), where it meets the A5119 (yes, indeed) at another signal-controlled T-junction.
If you turn left, the A5119 takes you through New Brighton to a roundabout with the A494, and if you turn right, the A5119 takes you into Mold to a roundabout with the A541. There's a multiplex south along that road before the A5119 reappears to pass through the town centre, to end back in open country at a roundabout on the A494.
Original Author(s): Owen Rudge
As may be expected the route of the A5119 through Mold and out to New Brighton is the original line of the A494, which was vacated in 1993 following the opening of the bypass.
The remainder of the A5119 north to Flint was originally numbered B5124. This was upgraded in its entirety to become the A5119 after World War II.