|Distance:||1 miles (1.6 km)|
|Meets:||A57, A5063, A576, A6|
|Route outline (key)|
The road starts at traffic lights on the A57 Eccles New Road, adjacent to the Langworthy Metrolink stop. The road south of here towards Salford Quays is sometimes labelled as an extension of the A5186 but it is really a spur of the A5063.
The A5186 heads north along Langworthy Road, a street name it keeps for its entire length. Almost immediately it goes over the Manchester Victoria to Liverpool railway line and the adjacent M602 before becoming residential. To begin with the houses on the left are far newer than the ones on the right; after crossing the unclassified Liverpool Road at traffic lights the reverse is true. We pass some industrial buildings on the right before the road settles down with terraces on both sides.
The A576 Eccles Old Road is crossed at traffic lights after which the road deviates from its dead-straight course for the first time. We bend left then right to reach a mini-roundabout. The road ends on the far side at a LILO junction with the westbound A6. An eastbound offlip also exists, which joins an unclassified road which joins the A5186 to the north of the A576.