A5058 road

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A5058
Route information
Maintained by the Liverpool City Council
Length: 8.2 mi[2] (13.2 km)
History: Constructed 1903-1927[1]
Major junctions
north end: Bootle 53°26′35″N 3°00′06″W / 53.44316°N 3.00161°W / 53.44316; -3.00161
  A565 A565 road
A567 A567 road
A5057 A5057 road
A5038 A5038 road
A59 A59 road
A580 A580 road
A5049 A5049 road
A57 A57 road
A5080 A5080 road
A562 A562 road
south end: Mossley Hill 53°22′50″N 2°55′53″W / 53.38043°N 2.93140°W / 53.38043; -2.93140
Road network
For the railway station on the Isle of Man, see Queens Drive Halt.

The A5058 road, known as Queens Drive for much of its length, is a major ring road in Liverpool. It is that part of the A5058 that connects Breeze Hill in Bootle, at the intersection with the A59, with Aigburth Vale in Aigburth.

History[edit]

The road was designed by civil engineer John Alexander Brodie and was the UK's first ring-road.[3] Initially conceived with tram tracks running along the centre of the road, it was ultimately decided that a dual-carriageway formation was necessary in order to handle to anticipated increased traffic volumes.[1] The first section of road to be constructed was just to the east of the junction with the A59 road.[4]

References[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-01. 
  2. ^ Google Maps, A5058 route (Map). Google Maps. Retrieved 19 April 2017. 
  3. ^ Richard Pollard, Nikolaus Pevsner and Joseph Sharples (2006). Lancashire: Liverpool and the Southwest. Yale University Press. p. 404. ISBN 0-300-10910-5. 
  4. ^ "Side by Side, A5058 c1905". National Library of Scotland. Retrieved 19 April 2017. 

External links[edit]

A5058 at Sabre Roads