| 1966 – present|
| 3.1 km|
The A5268 is Chester's Inner Ring Road. The road, which was built to dual carriageway standard, has roundabouts and traffic lights. Its purpose was to enable the pedestrianisation of Chester.
A5268 road Wikipedia
Work involved demolishing a large tract of properties through Nicholas Street and Watergate Street and building a flyover across the North Wales Mainline railway. A new opening also had to be constructed through Chester's city walls. In 1966 St Martin's Gate was opened by Minister of Transport, Barbara Castle. The whole inner ring road project was completed by 1972.
It was constructed in the 1960s to divert traffic from through the city centre. The through-traffic function of the road was superseded in 1976 by the construction of Chester's southerly by-pass.