Sherbourne Valley Road was a planned dual carriageway intended to become the main route between Coventry city centre and the A45 towards Birmingham by replacing the A4114 and B4106. It was proposed from the 1960s to the mid-1970s to complement the urban motorway system the city was intending to develop at the time. As it was a replacement for the A4114 is it likely but not proven to have taken this number from Holyhead Road. It was officially abandoned by the early 1980s and with two existing routes between Allesley and city centre it would seem hard to justify the need for this road nowadays. The only part of the road to be built was the Butts Radial (Butts Road) completed as part of the Inner Ring Road.
The road would have started at the existing roundabout where the A4114, B4076 and B4106 meet in Allesley. From here Holyhead Road would be widened as far as the junction with Grayswood Avenue which would be a staggered crossroads. The road then swings southwards to follow the River Sherbourne. The next junction is by far the most impressive and would have been a three level stacked roundabout with the East-West Motorway. After this there's a sharp right hand curve as we squeeze beneath the railway viaduct then we end up on Butts Road. The section of road from now on was built as planned and we pass through the last two intermediate at-grade junctions before meeting the Inner Ring Road.