|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Lower Walton (SJ604860)|
|Via:||Ellesmere Road, Station Road|
|Distance:||2 miles (3.2 km)|
|Meets:||A5060, A49, A50|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5156 is a short road along the bank of the Manchester Ship Canal to the south of Warrington.
The road starts on the A5060 just to the south of the Chester Road swing bridge and heads east along Ellesmere Road, soon reaching the bank of the Manchester Ship Canal, which is separated from the road by a line of trees.
The final block before the B5156 meets the A49 at a set of traffic lights is one-way eastbound for no apparent reason. Westbound traffic presumably has to go round three sides of the rectangle, along West Street and Egerton Street to get back to the B5156, although there are no traffic lights at the junction of the A49 and West Street.
Originally the B5156 ended on the A49 but now it continues beyond the traffic lights (and becomes two-way again). It goes under the Latchford High Level Bridge (which carries the B5156) and then turns sharply to the right away from the canal. The road then meets a T-junction where it TOTSOs right before turning right again immediately and then a third TOTSO right shortly afterwards to go over the Latchford High Level Bridge, which crosses the road that went underneath a quarter of a mile earlier and then goes over the canal. On the far side the road TOTSOs right yet again at a T-junction before running parallel to the canal once more (albeit out-of-sight) before ending at a T-junction on the A50.