|North end:||Luton Airport in Luton
| A505 road
|South end:||A1000 road, High Barnet
The route was renumbered to avoid giving the impression that it was better engineered than it is. The main beneficiary of this renumbering is the city of St Albans where the A5 and A6 used to meet. A similar change has been made to that part of the A5, which was renumbered as A5183.
However, since the construction of the M25 the A1081 is split between London Colney and the South Mimms services - the motorway using the route of the former A6 dual carriageway between these locations.
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