|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||1.8 miles (2.9 km)|
|Meets:||A53, A519, B5038|
|Route outline (key)|
The A5182 is a short but important link road in north Staffordshire.
Originally, the A5182 was simply a part of the B5038. However, since the M6 was built without a junction on the A53, this road has taken on that job (although it remained the B5038 until the mid-1970s) and is therefore part of the route from Shrewsbury and Market Drayton to the M6. Accordingly, it has primary status throughout.
The A5182 starts on the A53, at a roundabout built in the 2000s, and heads east across the Staffordshire countryside for about a mile and three quarters before crossing over the M6 and reaching a signalised junction with the A519. The A5182 ends here and motorway-bound traffic is directed onto the northbound A519 for a few hundred yards to reach the motorway interchange roundabout. Head straight on for the much-shortened B5038 leading to the A34 at Trentham.