The B5472 is the number given in December 2015 to the former A5020 near Crewe following the opening of the bypass along David Whitby Way (named after a local man who was a victim of the Great Train Robbery).
The road starts at a roundabout on the present A5020 and heads east along the old road, skirting the grounds of Crewe Hall, now a hotel. Soon afterwards, a road leads off to the right, signposted Weston. This is the old route of the A5020, now unclassified, which passed through the village and ended on the A52, which later became the A500 and is now the A531.
Our route, meanwhile, continues ahead along a road built in the late 1980s at the same time as the A500 extension into Cheshire. We turn right at a roundabout very soon after the Weston turn, immediately crossing a bridge over the Crewe to Stoke railway line. This road across Meremoor Moss is straight and largely featureless, except for an at-grade crossroads about a third of the way along when the new road severed a farm access road. Eventually, a roundabout is reached where the B5472 ends and M6 traffic continues along the only single carriageway section of the A500. The A531 also reaches this roundabout.