|Location Map (
|From: || Croesfoel interchange (SJ310482) |
|To: || Gresford interchange (SJ339532) |
|Via: || Wrexham town centre|
|Distance: || 5 miles (8 km)|
|Meets: || A483, B5605, B5100, A525, B5446, B5099, A541, B5425, A534, A525, B5100, A5156, B5445, A483 |
|Former Number(s): || A483|
|Route outline (key)|
||Croesfoel interchange – Gresford interchange
||Branch to Town Hill
||Branch to Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre
The A5152 follows the pre-bypass route of the A483 through Wrexham, although the route deviates in the town centre.
The road starts at A483 J3 near Rhostyllan, where it also meets the B5605. We head northeastwards along Wrexham Road through Rhostyllan itself. After crossing the Chester to Shrewsbury railway line there's a brief rural section as we cross the River Clywedog to enter Wrexham proper. After passing the cemetery we reach a mini-roundabout.
Victoria Road / Ruabon Road junction, Wrexham
A quick glance at a map would suggest that Wrexham has an inner ring road - and at one time this was the case - but now the A5152 no longer forms a complete ring. The road ahead meets the A525 and continues on to traffic lights in the shadow of the church tower (one of the Seven Wonders of Wales) where it ends (the road to the right is the B5446 which completes the loop). The mainline of the A5152 turns left at the mini-roundabout to cross the A525 at traffic lights by Bellevue Park. It then skirts the western edge of the town centre, passing above Wrexham Central station to reach a gyratory (with Glyndŵr University buildings in the centre) where it meets the A541.
The A5152 briefly heads into town along Regent Street but turns left almost immediately by the cathedral. After meeting the B5425 at the next roundabout it returns to the former A483 at the following one. A spur of the A5152 continues ahead, clockwise around the town centre. We meet the A534 at a roundabout then reach a gyratory with a car park in the middle below the Eagles Meadow shopping centre. The road skirts this and morphs into the A525 somewhere along this route, although it's not clear exactly where.
Returning to the A5152 mainline, we head north along Chester Road, now more-or-less a straight road once more. There are a few roundabouts but we soon reach the outer suburbs and the A483. We end at its J6, where we also meet the A5156 northern bypass and the B5446.