|Location Map ( geo)|
|Via:||Saltersford Lane, Hardenhuish Lane|
|Distance:||3.1 miles (5 km)|
|Meets:||A350, B4643, A4, A420, B4158|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4528 follows the first Chippenham bypass. Originally unclassified, the road had become the A350 by the mid-1970s but did not necessarily provide a quicker route than the old road through the town centre, which retained primary status. Construction of the present A350 western bypass gave the road its present number. At times the road seems too poor to have Class II status let along Class I. Through traffic is never signposted along the B4528.
The road starts at the Lackham roundabout at the southern end of the A350 bypass and heads north, unusually signposted Calne (A4). We head north across open fields to traffic lights where Calne and Chippenham town centre are accessed straight ahead via the B4643, whilst the B4528 TOTSOs left along a road signed simply Easton.
We go under the railway line then bear sharply right to pass an industrial estate and cross the A4 at a roundabout. We continue north running between rather than through housing estates. The road was presumably S2 at one time but the road has been narrowed to accommodate cycle lanes on both sides. As we continue on houses do start to front onto the road but usually they're hidden behind hedges or accessed by service roads.
Presently we reach a double mini-roundabout on the A420 and zigzag right then left, signposted anticlimactically as B4528 Secondary schools. We pass through the suburb of Hardenhuish past housing and a Georgian church as well as the schools. It's not long before traffic lights are reached on the B4518. The A350 is a short distance to the left.