This article is about the present B5311 in Irlam. For the original B5311 Sale bypass, see B5311 (Sale).
The eastern end of the B5311
The B5311 is a short link road in the Lancashire town of Irlam, connecting the old and new routes of the A57. The road was given Class II status following the opening of the A57 bypass in the 1990s.
The road starts at traffic lights by Lidl on the B5320 Liverpool Road to the south of Irlam town centre and heads east along Fairhills Road. We pass houses and a fire station on the left and an industrial estate on the right before a small green area on the left contains the old course (i.e pre-Manchester Ship Canal) of the River Irwell. There's more of the same on the far side but the road quickly ends at a T-junction on the A57 on the bank of the ship canal.