A508 road

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A508 road
Route information
Length: 30 mi (50 km)
Major junctions
North end: Market Harborough
52°28′42″N 0°54′49″W / 52.4782°N 0.9136°W / 52.4782; -0.9136 (A508 road (northern end))
  A6 A6 road
A5199 A5199 road
A4500 A4500 road
A428 A428 road
A45 A45 road
[ M 1  ] M1 motorway
A5 A5 road
A14 A14 road Junction 2
South end: Old Stratford
52°03′59″N 0°52′12″W / 52.0665°N 0.8699°W / 52.0665; -0.8699 (A508 road (southern end))
Location
Primary
destinations
:
Northampton
Road network

The A508 is a short A-class road for north/south journeys in south central England, forming the route from Market Harborough in Leicestershire, via Northampton, to Old Stratford, north-west of Milton Keynes.

The road begins in the centre of Market Harborough and crosses into Northamptonshire just outside the town. Crossing the A14 at Kelmarsh, it continues on through the centre of Northampton, merging with the A5199 as it enters the town. Through Northampton the road repeatedly switches between being a dual carriageway and a single carriageway.

From there, it merges briefly with the A45 until it crosses the M1 at junction 15. Resuming its identity, it continues through Roade, Grafton Regis and rural south Northamptonshire, reaching the A5 and the A422 at Old Stratford, a small town which adjoins Milton Keynes.

Between Market Harborough and Northampton, travelling south, there are two fixed (Gatso) speed cameras. The first is on top of the A14 junction (40 mph (64 km/h) limit) and the second is approx 0.5 miles (0.80 km) from the village of Lamport (60 mph (97 km/h) limit). Both of these cameras are rotated, meaning that they face the opposite direction of travel every so often. There is a further speed camera just south of junction 15 and another in Roade. The majority of the stretch between Northampton and Milton Keynes is national speed limit (60 mph (97 km/h)), although there are 30 mph (48 km/h) limits in Roade and Grafton Regis.

Coordinates: 52°16′03″N 0°54′00″W / 52.2675°N 0.9001°W / 52.2675; -0.9001 (A508 road)