|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Sefton Park (SJ370882)|
|To:||Edge Hill (SJ370909)|
|Distance:||1.8 miles (2.8 km)|
|Meets:||B5342, B5175, A562, B5178, A5047, A57|
|Old route now:||B5342|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5173 is an urban route in the Toxteth and Edge Hill areas of Liverpool, east of the city centre.
It runs north, as Sefton Park Road, from a junction with the B5342 Ullet Road between Princes Park and Sefton Park, shortly crossing the B5175 Croxteth Road before continuing as Lodge Lane. After crossing the A562, it becomes Tunnel Road (named after the three railway tunnels fanning out from the western side of this road from Edge Hill to Liverpool's North and South End docks and to Lime Street station, only the last named remaining in use).
Continuing northward, the B5173 crosses the B5178 Wavertree Road and becomes Durning Road. After one more major junction, where it crosses the A5047 Edge Lane, the route follows Holt Road for a final 400 m before reaching its terminus on the A57, Kensington.
In 1922 the road started on the A561 Aigburth Road and headed northeast along Ullet Road past Princes Park to reach its present starting point. The road was cut back to its present route in the mid-1920s when the B5342 was inaugurated.
However, the B5173 has not remained static ever since. In the 1980s the road became defunct as its entire length was taken over by an extension of the A5089. However, the extension was downgraded again in the 2010s and the B5173 has now got its number back.