|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||17.3 miles (27.8 km)|
|Meets:||A5112, A5191, A49, B5063, A442, A41, A519|
|Former Number(s):||A41, A519|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5062 is a long rural B-road in central Shropshire.
It starts at a roundabout on the A5112 and A5191 in the Ditherington area of Shrewsbury, to the north of the town centre. It heads east and soon crosses the A49 Shrewsbury eastern bypass at a roundabout.
The road goes over the top of Haughmond Hill (with a curious stretch of oxbow road by a road junction near the summit) before returning to the plain on the other side. The road goes through the hamlet of Roden, famous for its greenhouses, before turning sharply left to cross the River Roden and reach the village of High Ercall. There is a T-junction in the village centre and the B5062 TOTSOs right, becoming the dominant partner in a multiplex with the B5063. This lasts a few hundred yards to a mini-roundabout where the B5062 turns left and the B5063 turns right.
Continuing east, the B5062 crosses the River Tern and the A442 in Crudgington. It passes Harper Adams University a few miles further on, on the edge of the village of Edgmond, before reaching the edge of the town of Newport and a T-junction on Chetwynd Road.
This is the original eastern end of the B5062, where it ended on the A41. However, the road has been extended twice since then. When the A41 eastern bypass was built in the 1980s the B5062 was extended to the right (even though signs now say that all traffic not wanting Newport should turn left; this road is unclassified) to meet the A519 at the end of Forton Road. In the 1990s construction of the A518 southern bypass took A-road traffic out of the town centre and so the B5062 TOTSOs left along what was the A519 to reach it and the A41 at the next roundabout.