|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Stockland Green (SP096919)|
|Distance:||1 miles (1.6 km)|
|Meets:||A4040, B4142, A5127|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4531 is a short road in the Erdington district of Birmingham. The road was originally unclassified but appears to have gained Class II status in the early 1930s.
The road starts at traffic lights on the A4040 outer circle in the Stockland Green area of the city. It briefly heads north along Streetley Road then bears left at another set of lights into Marsh Lane. This is a dual-carriageway residential road with a wide central reservation, one of many such in the area as the central reservation carried the tram lines. Technically the road is D2 although lanes are not painted and cars are parked on the left-hand side of the road making the route more akin to D1.
Presently the dual-carriageway ends and our road takes on the alignment of the western carriageway as it continues east. We pass a few shops and an ornate pub with a clock tower then reach traffic lights on the B4142. Our road continues straight ahead, with a slight stagger, and we pass more shops before running under the Cross City Line by Erdington station. We continue along Station Road towards the tower block in the distance, ending at another set of lights on the A5127.