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|From:||St Peters Square (SJ837979)|
|To:||Regent Road (SJ830985)|
|Via:||Corporation St, Victoria, Trinity Way|
|Length:||1.1 miles (1.8 km)|
|Meets:||A5103, A34, A665, A57, A6041, A6, A34, A6143, A57|
|Route outline (key)|
The A6042 seems to be a very confused route around Manchester and Salford. There are at least three sections of it identified so far:
Mount Street – Cross Street
The A6042 starts as Mount Street, though depending on which map you consult its exact start point differs. Multimap shows it starting on Mosley Street outside G-Mex (which could alternatively be the A5103), while the OS Landranger has it starting slightly further north, where Mount Street crosses Peter Street. It is a one-way street, skirting the west side of Albert Square. It then stops on the A34 John Dalton Street. From here the Cross Street section is unclassified.
It resumes (with no obvious connection between the two sections) at the end of the unclassified Withy Grove, outside the Printworks and heads north as far as the A665 Miller Street.
If the road were ever a continuous route, then after a short multiplex with the A665, it then doubles back on itself, to head south west along the D2 New Bridge Street and Trinity Way. When originally built, it went as far as the A34/A6 junction near Salford Central Station. In the 1990s it was extended along one branch of the A34 under the railway line (maps show either number for this section) and then on to meet the A57 which continues east as the ring road.
Original Author(s): Chris5156
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