|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||1.4 miles (2.3 km)|
|Meets:||A6, A580, A666, A576, A57|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5228 is a short link road in Salford.
It starts at the roundabout GSJ where the A6, A580 and A666 all meet on the southern edge of Pendlebury, although the road does not meet the roundabout in an obvious way. Outbound traffic turns left off the westbound A580 onslip before crossing Bolton Road at a staggered crossroads onto Claremont Road. Inbound traffic turns right from Claremont Road onto Bolton Road before going round a sharp corner and then taking the next left turn to join the westbound A6 (and hence access the roundabout). Before the construction of the GSJ there was a simple crossroads here.
Having reached Claremont Road the B5228 heads south through Irlam o' th' Height. This road is largely residential, although a corner of Lightoaks Park is passed en route. Eventually the road meets the A576 Eccles Old Road opposite Buile Hill Park. There is a short multiplex west along the A-road to the corner of the park before the B5228 regains its number by turning left at traffic lights.
The road continues to skirt Buile Hill Park before entering a residential area once more, although one block to the west was The Willows rugby stadium until its closure in 2012. The road bears slightly right at traffic lights before going over the M602 and Manchester to Warrington railway line, both of which are in the same cutting, before ending at traffic lights on the A57 Eccles New Road.