The road starts at a roundabout where it meets the A5121 and B5017. Heading east, it multiplexes with the latter over the railway line before it turns off at the next roundabout. We then skirt the town centre and have another short multiplex between two roundabouts, this time with the B5018. After passing Tesco the road crosses the River Trent on St Peter's Bridge and ends on the far side at a roundabout on the A444.
St Peters Bridge
St Peters Bridge was opened on 14 November 1985 by Lynda Chalker, Minister of State for Transport. The single carriageway bridge and 0.6 mile causeway provided the second vehicular crossing of River Trent and better access to the town centre for Stapenhill and A444. Contractor was Galliford and Sons Ltd.
Burton Southern Primary Route
The section from Wellington Road to Anglesey Road via the new bridge over the railway was opened on 2 April 1992 by Terry Dix, Chairman of Staffordshire Highways Committee, to complete the road. Cost was £2 million. The bridge was built by Galliford Midlands Ltd.. It bypassed the low bridge on Moor Street. The previous section completed was Evershed Way to St Peters Bridge.