A540 road

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A540
Route information
Length20 mi (30 km)
Major junctions
South endChester, Cheshire
 A5480 A5480 road
A494 A494 road
A5480 A5480 road
A5137 A5137 road
A551 A551 road
A553 A553 road
North endHoylake, Wirral
Road network

The A540 is a non-primary road that runs from Chester, Cheshire to Hoylake, Wirral. It is the only road in the series A54X that is within England, with the exception of a short stretch of the A548. It provides links to Manchester and North Wales, via the A494 and the M56. It bypasses the town of Neston and is in the heart of Heswall, Hoylake and West Kirby. A small stretch of the road, shared with the A5116, is a primary road.