|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Old Trafford (SJ819949)|
|Distance:||1.3 miles (2.1 km)|
|Meets:||B5217, B5219, A5067|
|Old route now:||A5067|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5218 is a short link road in south Manchester.
The road starts at traffic lights on the B5217 on the southern edge of Old Trafford and heads east along Upper Chorlton Road. For some distance it forms the boundary between the City of Manchester and the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford.
The road reaches a set of traffic lights where it TOTSOs left into Trafford; the road ahead is the B5219. However, the road reenters Manchester soon after passing a park on the right. It ends shortly afterwards at a traffic-light-controlled crossroads where the other three directions are all numbered A5067.
This is the original northern end of the B5218 and remained so until the 1960s when the road was extended north to meet the A56 Chester Road. However, this extension was quickly renumbered A5067 cutting the road back to its original form (part of the road was for a while numbered A6144, see that article for more information).