The B5465 runs to the south of Stockport town centre. The route is a mixture of new-build and previously existing unclassified roads and gained its number around 1990.
Starting at traffic lights on the A560 the B5465 heads east along Edgeley Road, a typical suburban S2 road, with this section of the route used as a short-cut from the M60 (whose J2 is just to the west) to the A6. Eventually the B5465 moves onto Mercian Way and passes the football ground to reach the Edgeley roundabout, which is built on top of the railway line.
Route on initial classification
Upon initial classification, traffic at the roundabout took the third exit to enter an area of Victorian houses and factories to head south on Shaw Heath. After turning left at traffic lights the B5465 crossed the A6 via more lights; from here the character of the road changes completely as it widens and becomes less built-up, forming part of the Stockport Inner Ring Road. After bearing left onto St Mary's Way the route ended at traffic lights on the A626, which itself forms the remainder of the Ring Road.
2019 Numbering changes
In 2019, numbering changes took place in the area. The eastern section of the B5465 was affected, with Shaw Heath becoming the B6184, while St Mary's Way became the A6188. The route,however, still ends at the same location, but now gets there via Greek Street,Edward Street, and Waterloo Road.