|To:||Abbey Park (SK591056)|
|Distance:||3.6 miles (5.8 km)|
|Met:||A46, A47, A50, A5131, A6|
|Now part of:||B5327|
|Route outline (key)|
The A5125 bypassed Leicester to the west between Braunstone in the south and Abbey Park in the north. The road was upgraded from the B583 (although it was diverted at its northern end) sometime between 1960 and 1975. It spent a few years as the A46 mainline but the road is now unclassified, apart from the northern end which is numbered B5327.
The road started on the A46 (now A4640) Narborough Road to the south of the city centre. It headed north along Fullhurst Avenue before bending a few times to cross the A47 Hinckley Road. After winding into Fosse Road North the road crossed the A50 Groby Road at a staggered crossroads.
The road continued along the dual-carriageway Blackbird Road, which bent sharply right to reach Abbey Lane. Whilst the B583 turned left here the A5125 continued ahead, with Abbey Lane numbered as the A5131. The road headed east past the abbey to cross the River Soar and skirt Abbey Park. It ended at a roundabout on the A6 (now A607) Belgrave Road.
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