|Location Map ( geo)|
|Via:||Old Chester Road|
|Distance:||2.3 miles (3.7 km)|
|Meets:||A41, B5172, B5148, B5150, B5136|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5149 is an urban B-road towards the north of the Wirral.
The road starts at a gyratory on the southern edge of Birkenhead and heads southwest along Green Lane. It quickly goes under a bridge carrying a disused railway line which used to serve central Birkenhead and the docks. Immediately afterwards the road TOTSOs left onto Old Chester Road. It passes Green Lane station (on the current railway line out of Birkenhead, which is in tunnel) before reaching a T-junction where it turns left again. Through traffic is diverted to avoid the road past the station.
The B5149 continues south along Old Chester Road through Tranmere. It skirts the eastern edge of Mersey Park before crossing the B5172 at traffic lights. A short distance further on is another set of traffic lights where the B5148 comes in from the right. The B5149 TOTSOs left here and keeps the street name.
At the junction with the B5150 the B5149 becomes dual-carriageway for a short distance. It then reaches the railway line once more and runs parallel as far as Bebington station. Immediately afterwards is a set of traffic lights where the B5149 ends on the B5136.