|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||4.1 miles (6.6 km)|
|Meets:||A34, B5085, B5087, A535, A537|
|Former Number(s):||A34, A535|
|Route outline (key)|
The road starts at the Whitehall Bridge roundabout, where the Alderley Edge Bypass and Wilmslow and Handforth Bypass meet, and heads in a southerly direction along the pre-bypass route of the A34. On the edge of the town centre, the route TOTSOs to the right along the former A535, also downgraded in November 2010. The road crosses a bridge over the bypass to enter the north Cheshire countryside and then continues vaguely southwards across the fields.
Near the end of its run the B5359 passes under the Manchester to Crewe railway line at a bridge which is single-file and controlled by traffic signals. The final straight sees the route terminate at a roundabout on the edge of Chelford, where it meets the A537 to Macclesfield and Knutsford. The A535 continues straight ahead from here towards Holmes Chapel.
Until November 2010, the A535 continued to Alderley Edge to terminate on the A34. Once the bypass opened, several routes in the area were renumbered, which resulted in the creation of the B5359. The decision was taken that through traffic should go via the new bypass and the A537, so improvements were made in the area of Monks Heath Crossroads in preparation for this.
As a result, the A535 was truncated to terminate at Chelford Roundabout on the A537, with the onward route becoming the B5359. In Alderley Edge itself, the section of the ex-A34 between the former A535 terminus and the bypass was numbered as a continuation of the B5359 as a through route.