The A5199 through Welford indicating why the double-digit A50 was downgraded to four-digit
|North end:||City of Leicester (Freemen's)|
| A594 road
A14 road Junction 1
|South end:||Kingsthorpe, Northampton Borough|
The A5199 road is the direct road from Northampton to Leicester in England. It was formerly part of the A50 trunk road that ran from Bedfordshire to Lancashire. For most of its length it is known as the Welford Road, except for small stretches near Welford where it is known as High Street and Northampton Road.
As its course is broadly parallel and near to the M1 motorway it is very much lacking in modern features such as bypasses which is why it was classified downwards when the A14 road, which it crosses at Junction 1, was built as a link between the M1/M6 junction and the East Coast ports.
Settlements on the A5199
- North to South
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