|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||1.4 miles (2.3 km)|
|Met (1961):||A41, B4515, B4144, A34|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4498 was a short route to the north of Birmingham city centre. Owing to the road's short length its history is not fully known. However, it was certainly unclassified in 1922. The road had gained its number by 1938 when it was labelled on the OS 1:10560 sheet. It was later downgraded again in the 2010s.
Starting on the A41 (present B4100) Old Snow Hill just north of the canal bridge the B4498 headed vaguely northwards along Summer Lane, a route that is now lined with light industry. After reaching the suburbs the road name changed to Alma Street.
At the end of its life the B4498 ended on the B4515 Clifford Street but previously continued on; the road ahead has now been grassed over but its route is still visible. It ended on meeting the A34 and B4144 in Lozells; this junction is now a large GSJ.