|From:||Stratford Road, Sparkhill (SP092839)|
|To:||Washwood Heath Road, Saltley (SP096882)|
|Distance:||3 miles (4.8 km)|
|Meets:||A34, A41, B4126, A45, B4128, B4516, B4114|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4145 is an urban B-road to the east of Birmingham city centre.
It starts on the A34 Stratford road in Sparkhill. Theoretically it heads east along Baker Street but this road is one-way the other way and so eastbound traffic must take the parallel St John's Road. In fact, this is probably a better idea for westbound traffic as well as it joins the A34 at traffic lights whereas Baker Street does not.
The two roads meet at a roundabout and the B4145 continues along Baker Street, quickly crossing the A41 at a roundabout. Now heading north, the road follows the unusually named Golden Hillock Road across the Grand Union Canal and the Birmingham to Warwick railway line (by Small Heath station) before crossing the A45 at another roundabout. Golden Hillock Road ends at traffic lights on the unclassified Coventry Road and the B4145 has to TOTSO left then immediately right. Coventry Road, which has priority, is the original line of the A45 through Small Heath; we met the bypass just to the south.
The B4145 continues north along Muntz Street and Victoria Street before crossing the B4128 at a set of traffic lights at a junction called Five Ways. This is now just an ordinary crossroads as the fifth direction has been closed off.
After crossing the Birmingham to Coventry railway line by Adderley Park station another set of traffic lights is reached and the B4145 TOTSOs right onto Adderley Road. It ends shortly afterwards at a roundabout on the B4114 (former A47).