B5312

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B5312
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From:  Windmill Roundabout, Skelmersdale (E) (SD504054)
To:  Four Lane Ends Roundabout, Skelmersdale (W) (SD451050)
Via:  Skelmersdale
Distance:  3.7 miles (6 km)
Meets:  A577, A5068, A570, B5240
Former Number(s):  A577, B5192
Highway Authorities

Lancashire

Traditional Counties

Lancashire

Route outline (key)
B5312 Link in Skelmersdale
This article is about the present B5312 in Skelmersdale, Lancashire.
For the original route in Carlisle, see B5312 (Carlisle)
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For for a later B5312 in Lichfield, see B5312 (Lichfield).
Grimshaw Road, Skelmersdale

The B5312 is the main east-west route through the Lancashire New Town of Skelmersdale. It came into existence with the growth of the New Town in the 1970s and largely runs along the old line of the A577, although its western end was once part of the B5192.

The road starts off at a large roundabout junction with the A577 (which has a huge amount of room for a flyover) southeast of Skelmersdale. From here it heads westwards – as the main route into the town centre – encountering en route two GSJs providing local access and equipped with pedestrian overbridges.

The B5312 then reaches an elongated roundabout known as Bone Island. Here too, there is more than enough room for a flyover. The route continues westward, becoming an S2 road. On this stretch there are two roundabouts giving access to industrial estates and a third, more recent, roundabout links to a small housing estate.

After this, the road turns northwestward. At a T-junction the straight-ahead direction will take you along a new branch of the B5312 for a short distance to meet the A577 once again, or you can turn left to continue through countryside along the original route, which terminates at a roundabout junction with the A570 immediately northwest of junction 3 of the M58.



B5312
JunctionsBone Island • Hardwicke Circus • Heyes Junction • Hope Island • Quarry Junction • Windmill Roundabout
PlacesSkelmersdale
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Other nearby roads
SkelmersdaleA506 • A5068 • A577 • B5192 (South Lancs) • B5240 • M58
B5300 – B5399
B5300 • B5301 • B5302 • B5303 • B5304 • B5305 • B5306 • B5307 • B5308 • B5309 • B5310 • B5311 • B5312 • B5313 • B5314 • B5315 • B5316 • B5317 • B5318 • B5319
B5320(N) • B5320(S) • B5321 • B5322 • B5323 • B5324 • B5325 • B5326 • B5327 • B5328 • B5329 • B5330 • B5331 • B5332 • B5333 • B5334 • B5335 • B5336 • B5337 • B5338 • B5339
B5340 • B5341 • B5342 • B5343 • B5344 • B5345 • B5346 • B5347 • B5348 • B5349 • B5350 • B5351 • B5352 • B5353 • B5354 • B5355 • B5356 • B5357 • B5358 • B5359
B5360 • B5361 • B5362 • B5363 • B5364 • B5365 • B5366 • B5367 • B5368 • B5369 • B5370 • B5371 • B5372 • B5373 • B5374 • B5375 • B5376 • B5377 • B5378 • B5379
B5380 • B5381 • B5382 • B5383 • B5384 • B5385 • B5386 • B5387 • B5388 • B5389 • B5390 • B5391 • B5392 • B5393 • B5394 • B5395 • B5396 • B5397 • B5398 • B5399
Earlier usesB5306 • B5310 • B5311 • B5312(N) • B5312(S) • B5334 • B5341 • B5358 • B5359 • B5361 • B5364 • B5381 • B5383 • B5384