A578

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A578
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From: Leigh (SJ656999)
To: Hindley Green (SD640030)
Length: 2.5 miles (4 km)
Meets:  A572, B5215, A579, B5237, A577
Highway Authorities

Wigan

Traditional Counties

Lancashire

Route outline (key)
A578 Leigh – Hindley Green
Heading north on Leigh Road (A578) near Hindley Green

The A578 is a rather short A-road which heads northwesterly from the Lancashire town of Leigh. Running through an area of near-continuous, mostly terraced housing, it is subject to a 30 mph speed limit throughout.

Starting just south of the bus station at a light-controlled junction with the A572 / B5215 King Street and heading first westward along Twist Lane, the route intersects the A579 at the site of the former Parsonage Roundabout (since autumn 2013 a signalized "semi-hamburger junction").

Some 250 m further on, the A5078 TOTSOs to the right into Wigan Road by the Firs Lane post office. From this point, the A578 heads generally north-by-northwestward. After about a mile, we reach a mini-roundabout known locally as The Tamar, after the pub on the corner of the junction. From here, the route turns slightly more north-westward before shortly reaching a set of traffic lights (installed in June 2009) where the B5237 terminates, coming in from the left.

The final section of the route takes us in a generally north-by-north-easterly direction along Leigh Road to meet the A577 in Hindley Green, where – at a light-controlled T-junction known locally as The Bethel (after the church / former community centre that faces the end of the A578) – our journey comes to an end.



A578
PlacesLeigh
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Entrance to Leigh on the A578 - Geograph - 1084375.jpgLeigh Road (A578) - Geograph - 3355444.jpg
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