|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||3.3 miles (5.3 km)|
|Meets:||A561, B5180, A562, B5178|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5171 is a link road in eastern Liverpool.
It starts at traffic lights on the A561 in Garston and heads north along an extended section of dual carriageway. After crossing the Merseyrail Northern Line it passes Liverpool South Parkway station before going under the line from Liverpool to Crewe. The road then turns right at a badly signed TOTSO (the road ahead is the B5180 signposted to the city centre).
The road now runs along a wide, tree-lined avenue with a wide central reservation. It passes Allerton Cemetery and Allerton Hall before crossing the A562 at traffic lights. After going along the High Street (which appears to be two separate parallel roads) the road TOTSOs left. The road ahead, King's Drive, appears to be an abandoned extension of the dual carriageway: it goes round the corner and then peters out although aerial photography suggests that the line of the road was planned to go further.
The B5171 heads north, now S2 and quite different from the road so far. After entering Gateacre it reaches a mini-roundabout. Originally it ended here on the B5178; that road now bypasses the area so the B5171 TOTSOs right and continues east along the original line of the B5178. It goes under the Transpennine Trail (a dismantled railway line) before passing Belle Vue Park and ending at traffic lights on the current route of the B5178.