|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||4.2 miles (6.8 km)|
|Meets:||M60, A572, A575, B5229, A57, B5230, B5214, A5081, A5181|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5211 is a fairly short B-road just inside the western side of the M60. It was originally part of the A575 (although the southern end was not built until the 1940s) but gained its present number when the motorway was built (then numbered M62) in 1960.
The road starts at the eastern roundabout of M60 J13, where it also meets the A572; the A575 reaches the western roundabout. We head southeastwards and quickly cross the Bridgewater Canal before continuing along Barton Road. To begin with the canal is just off to the left but road and canal soon separate.
We pass a cricket field to leave Worsley and then follow the residential Worsley Road into Winton. The B5229 comes in from the left to join us at traffic lights immediately before we go under the M602. A few zigzags take us under the Manchester to Earlestown railway line after which we return to the Bridgewater Canal. We run alongside for over half a mile, crossing the A57 at traffic lights en route, before we separate. After meeting the B5230 (which runs under the canal) at traffic lights we cross a swing bridge over the Manchester Ship Canal. The Bridgewater Canal's swing aqueduct is just to the left but this is the last time we see it.
Bearing right we pass a retail park then cross the B5214 at a roundabout. The road now skirts the northern side of the Trafford Centre, which is accessible from the second roundabout after here. A dead-straight section through an industrial estate then takes us under the A5081 at a signalised diamond GSJ. The road remains dual for a short distance on the far side, after which we follow one of the disused Trafford Park Railway lines past warehousing to end at traffic lights on the A5181.