|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Old Swan (SJ391907)|
|Distance:||1.4 miles (2.3 km)|
|Meets:||A562, B5178, A5047, A5080|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5179 is a short link road to the east of Liverpool city centre.
The road starts as Gainsborough Road at its junction with the A562 Smithdown Road. It travels north through Victorian terraced housing, becoming Wellington Road after 400 m. It then passes under a railway bridge carrying the main intercity line into Liverpool from the south. Wavertree station used to be at this point. Immediately east of this bridge is Wavertree Playground, known locally as "The Mystery", due to the anonymity of the person who donated it to Liverpool Corporation.
The road then crosses the B5178 Picton Road and continues as Rathbone Road. Further north, the road crosses over another railway line. This line is the original route of the first passenger intercity railway, running between Liverpool and Manchester.
A new railway station was built on this line in 1998 to serve the adjacent Wavertree Technology Park. There is a modern roundabout immediately north of this bridge, giving access to the Technology Park. The road then continues up to its junction with St. Oswald's Street and Edge Lane (both A5047) and Edge Lane Drive (A5080) in the area of Old Swan.