The A5480 is a short piece of road to the north of Chester city centre. The section to the west of the A540 was built in the early/mid-1990s and is known as the 'Deva Link'. It was built to drastically improve access not only to the A548 Sealand Road but also, in particular, the Greyhound Retail Park, which has since grown around its southernmost section.
From the north, the A5480 starts off on a roundabout with the A5116 by a Morrisons supermarket. It heads west past a small housing estate to the south and some flats at the far southern edge of the Countess Of Chester hospital to the north.
It then meets a rather crowded roundabout with the A540 and Blacon Avenue. Over the roundabout, the A5480 becomes the 'Deva Link'. It's built in a very deep cutting and declines under two bridges, the first carrying a dismantled railway line, now a footpath, and the second being the Shropshire Union Canal. The road then quickly rises to a traffic-light-controlled crossroads with the unclassified Saughall Road.
The road then continues southwestwards though a couple of small fields to the next roundabout, where it meets the northernmost end of the Greyhound Retail Park. Over this roundabout the A5480 now cuts right through the middle of the newer 'half' of the retail park (Chester Retail Park to the left, and Deva Retail Park to the right), where it meets the A548 at traffic lights.