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A4226 road

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A4226 road
Major junctions
North end: Bonvilston
  A48 A48 road
A4050 A4050 road
South end: Cardiff International Airport
Road network

The A4226 (better known as The Five Mile Lane) is a main road linking Wales.

Road course

First stage

Welsh Hawking Centre from the A4226 road near Weycock Cross

The A4226 begins at the junction with the Romilly, roughly 5 miles in total.

Second stage

Left:Heading west to Cardiff International Airport. Right:Heading east outside Cwm Ciddi inn on the outskirts of Barry, approaching the roundabout at Weycock Cross.

However, the A4226 route forks some 120 degrees at Weycock Cross to the right as one approaches the roundabout, where it continues in a westerly direction (continuation of Port Road West) along the northern perimeter of the airport until the entrance to the airport at the Tredogan roundabout. At this roundabout it becomes the B4265 road which leads to Llantwit Major and eventually to Bridgend and the turn off to the north leads to Penmark.


On 1 July 1970, the Weycock section of the road was formally upgraded to Principal Road Status after being widened and improved.[1] There is currently a proposal to upgrade this road to improve access to CIA. The improvements include adding straighter sections and other works to increase speeds along the road, and to extend the route designation to include the road between Sycamore Cross and the M4 Motorway Junction 34 (Miskin). The extension would also have upgrades including straighter sections to allow for faster speeds.[1]


A location along the initial stage of the road with a sudden turn in the road at one of its narrowest points has gained notoriety over the years and has claimed the lives of several people in car accidents.


  1. ^ Roads and road construction: a monthly record of road engineering and development. Carriers Pub. Co. 1971. Retrieved 27 January 2011. 

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