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A6/Hazel Grove - Manchester

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A6
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From:  Hazel Grove (SJ925865)
To:  Manchester (SJ845982)
Meets:  A523, A627, B6171, A5102, B5465, A560, B5169, A626, B6178, B5093, A5079, A6010, A5184, A665, A57, A635, A57(M), B6469, B6181, A62, A5103
Highway Authorities

Manchester Council • Stockport Council

Counties

Cheshire • Lancashire

Route outline (key)
Arrownorthwest.jpg North Manchester - Preston
A6 Manchester Piccadlly -
Manchester Cathedral
A6 Manchester - Manchester Piccadlly
A6(M) Hazel Grove - Heaton Norris
A6(M) Hazel Grove - Bredbury
A6 Hazel Grove - Manchester
South Arrowsoutheast.jpg Matlock - Hazel Grove

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The A6 through Hazel Grove

Hazel Grove

The section of A6 through Hazel Grove and Stockport is considered by many to be heavily congested, most of the route is S4, however for much of the day parked cars and right turners can easily cause the road to be come a single lane in each direction. The road ploughs straight through the Stockport suburbs of Great Moor and Heavily before entering the town centre itself.

The longest distance shown on a sign in Britain on the edge of Stockport

Stockport

Stockport sees the A6 cross the River Mersey with very little fanfare (much of the river at this point has been diverted into a culvert under the Merseyway shopping centre), closely followed by a bridge over the M60. There is no junction with the motorway here, however there is access half a mile in each direction.

Levenshulme and Longsight

Ascending out of Stockport the nature of the route changes, for much of the route from here into Manchester, it is a wide (by urban standards) S4 road, however in most sections the inside line is a bus lane. The route passes through the Heaton Chapel before narrowing to a single lane each way though Levenshulme and Longsight.

London Road tidal flow in 1990

Manchester

At a roundabout (the first since Chapel-en-le-Frith), we begin a multiplex with the A57 for about a mile until it reaches Mancunian Way, the A57 heading off as a short urban motorway, the A6 heading into the city centre via London Road and Piccadily, where it loses its number and vanishes.

It would have gone straight down Piccadily and Market Street to meet Deansgate, and then across the River Irwell into Salford, and up Chapel Street, where the number reappears. Market Street has been pedestrianised for years, so the A6 has long ceased to be a through route.


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A6
Sections
Projects
Junctions
M61 J4 • A14 J10 • Bignells Corner • Rising Sun (Hazel Grove) • Broughton Roundabout (Preston) • Aston Interchange (Derby) • Kidney Wood Roundabout • Peahen Crossroads • Kegworth Interchange • Golden Fleece Interchange • Keer Level Roundabout • Hampson Green Roundabout • Bamber Bridge Interchange • Cuerden Roundabout • Chowns Mill Roundabout • Stockingstone • Nene Park Roundabout • Orton Roundabout • The Hermitage Roundabout • Archers Roundabout • Glen Gorse Roundabout • Hathern Turn • Thulston Roundabout • Raynesway Park Junction • Raynesway Island • Palm Court Island • Chequerbent Roundabout • Cooper Turning • Clifton Cross • Kemplay Bank Roundabout • The Cock Pitt • London Colney Roundabout • Burton Road Roundabout (Kendal) • New King Street • Ashwood Park • Bamber Bridge Junction • Downing Street Junction • King Street Junction (Derby) • Elstow Interchange • Wanlip Roundabout • Cinnamon Hill Interchange • M42 J14 • Simpsons Corner • Brownedge Roundabout • Hob Inn Roundabout • Clophill Roundabout • St Marys Roundabout (Luton) • Icknield Way Roundabout • Telford Way Roundabout (Luton) • Apollo Roundabout • The Bell Roundabout • Chalton Interchange • Blue Peter Island • Red Hill Circle
Services
Crossings
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Places
Leicester • Bedford • Luton • Buxton • Loughborough • Carlisle • Stockport • Kettering • Manchester • Derby • Market Harborough • Penrith • Kendal • Lancaster • Matlock • Preston • Salford • Barnet • Bakewell • Chorley • Eccles • Hazel Grove
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Other nearby roads
Stockport
A6(M) (Bredbury - Hazel Grove) • A6(M) (Heaton Norris - Hazel Grove) • T12 (Britain) • B6171 • B6168 (Stockport) • B5423 • B5094 • B5093 (Cheshire) • A6180 • NCN55 • A6 • C462 (Stockport) • A5145 • M56 • A5143 • A5149 • M66 • A5102 • M63 • A560 • B5095 • A34 • A627 • A626 • M68 • A555 • A6017 • B6167 • B6104 • B5169 • B5465 • B6103 • M60 • B6101 • B6102 • T55 (Britain) • T59 (Britain) • A523 • A5035 (Stockport) • C453 (Stockport) • A6188
Manchester
Northern and Western Motorway • Manchester Inner Ring Road • Princess Parkway Motorway • Manchester Eastern By-pass • City Centre Road • M64 (Eccles - Salford) • E20 • A6(M) (Bredbury - Hazel Grove) • M60 (Knutsford - Manchester) • T12 (Britain) • T21 (Britain) • B6182 • B6185 • B6179 (Manchester) • B5410 (Manchester) • B5222 (Manchester) • B5290 (Wythenshawe - Moss Side) • B529 • A526 (Newcastle-under-Lyme - Salford) • A5079 • A5068 (Manchester) • T60 (Britain) • A6 • A5145 • M56 • M66 • M63 • A560 • A5081 • M602 • B5095 • A34 • A57(M) • A5184 • M52 • A580 • A576 • A635(M) • M68 • A662 • B5221 • B6393 • A6010 • A5067 • A555 • A5014 • A6103 (Manchester) • A665 • A663 • A6104 • A6042 • A664 • B5220 • B5219 • B5224 • B5168 • B6167 • B6180 • B5093 • B5167 • B6181 • B6469 • B5166 • T61 (Britain) • B5225 • M62 • M60 • M67 • A6143 • B5217 • B5223 • B5218 • B5117 • B6178 • A57 • A62 • A56 • E22 • A635 • A5103 • A5219 • M61 • A6044 • A6041 • M62 Relief Road • E109 (Old System) • T18 (Britain)