B5147

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B5147
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Whetstone Lane (SJ320879)
To:  Borough Road (SJ322884)
Via:  Argyle Street South
Distance:  0.4 miles (0.6 km)
Meets:  B5148, A552, A5227
Old route now:  A552
Highway Authorities

Wirral

Traditional Counties

Cheshire

Route outline (key)
B5147 Argyle Street South
B5147 Argyle Street

Route

Heading south

The B5147 is a short link road in Birkenhead.

It starts at the B5148 TOTSO onto Whetstone Lane, to the south of the town centre. It then zigzags along Pearson Road onto Argyle Street South.

The B5147 heads north along Argyle Street South past Birkenhead Central station to end at a roundabout where it meets the A552 and A5227. The approach road to the Queensway Tunnel passes over the roundabout but cannot be accessed from the B5147.

History

Originally the B5147 ran along the section of Argyle Street between the A553 Conway Street and the A5030 Hamilton Square. It was later extended south along Argyle Street South to meet the B5148. The steepness of the southernmost section of Argyle Street South explains why the B5147 does not use that road now - but it is not known whether this was used originally.

With the declassification of Hamilton Street, the original route of the A552, the road was moved one block west into Argyle Street. This took over the majority of the B5147, including its entire original section, leaving the stub remaining today.

Signage error

The B5147 also appears on signage on the A462 to the north of Lane Head Bridge in Willenhall, Staffordshire. This signage is almost certainly a typo for B4157, which formerly ran in the town. However, the signage was installed around 2012, whilst the section of B4157 referred to was downgraded in the 1970s.



B5147
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