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
SectionsA6/Bedford - Kettering • A6/Derby - Matlock • A6/Kendal - Penrith • A6/Kettering - Leicester • A6/Lancaster - Kendal • A6/Leicester - Derby • A6/Luton - Bedford • A6/Manchester - Preston • A6/Matlock - Hazel Grove • A6/Penrith - Carlisle • A6/Preston - Lancaster
ProjectsDisley and High Lane Bypass
JunctionsA14 J10 • Apollo Roundabout • Archers Roundabout • Ashwood Park • Aston Interchange (Derby) • Bamber Bridge Interchange • Bamber Bridge Junction • Bignells Corner • Blue Peter Island • Broughton Roundabout (Preston) • Brownedge Roundabout • Burton Road Roundabout (Kendal) • Chalton Interchange • Chequerbent Roundabout • Chowns Mill Roundabout • Cinnamon Hill Interchange • Clifton Cross • Clophill Roundabout • Cooper Turning • Cuerden Roundabout • Downing Street Junction • Elstow Interchange • Glen Gorse Roundabout • Golden Fleece Interchange • Hampson Green Roundabout • Hathern Turn • Hob Inn Roundabout • Icknield Way Roundabout • Keer Level Roundabout • Kegworth Interchange • Kemplay Bank Roundabout • Kidney Wood Roundabout • King Street Junction (Derby) • London Colney Roundabout • M42 J14 • M61 J4 • Nene Park Roundabout • New King Street • Orton Roundabout • Palm Court Island • Peahen Crossroads • Raynesway Island • Raynesway Park Junction • Red Hill Circle • Rising Sun (Hazel Grove) • Simpsons Corner • St Marys Roundabout (Luton) • Stockingstone • Telford Way Roundabout (Luton) • The Bell Roundabout • The Cock Pitt • The Hermitage Roundabout • Thulston Roundabout • Wanlip Roundabout
ServicesCarnforth truckstop • Golden Fleece services • Leicester services
CrossingsBarrow upon Soar Bridge • Chapel Bypass Bridge • Derwent Bridge (Matlock) • Garstang Bridge • Great Bowden Bypass Bridge • Greyhound Bridge • Irthlingborough Viaduct • Kirkland Bridge • Knightsbridge • Luton Bridges • Matlock Bridge • Mersey Square Bridge • Milford Bridge • Rowsley Bridge • Skerton Bridge • Town Bridge (Bedford) • Walton Bridge (Preston) • Whatstandwell Bridge
RoadsA1081 • A6 • A6(M) (Bredbury - Hazel Grove) • A6(M) (Heaton Norris - Hazel Grove) • Bedfordshire Scenic Route • E31 (via Carlisle) • E33 (London - Glasgow) • NCN55 • T21 (Britain)
PlacesBakewell • Barnet • Bedford • Buxton • Carlisle • Chorley • Derby • Eccles • Hazel Grove • Kendal • Kettering • Lancaster • Leicester • Loughborough • Luton • Manchester • Market Harborough • Matlock • Penrith • Preston • Salford • Stockport
MiscellaneousA6/Named Junctions • A6/history • A6/route
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StockportA34 • A5035 (Stockport) • A5102 • A5143 • A5145 • A5149 • A523 • A555 • A560 • A6 • A6(M) (Bredbury - Hazel Grove) • A6(M) (Heaton Norris - Hazel Grove) • A6017 • A6180 • A6188 • A626 • A627 • B5093 (Cheshire) • B5094 • B5095 • B5169 • B5423 • B5465 • B6101 • B6102 • B6103 • B6104 • B6167 • B6168 (Stockport) • B6171 • C453 (Stockport) • C462 (Stockport) • M56 • M60 • M63 • M66 • M68 • NCN55 • T12 (Britain) • T55 (Britain) • T59 (Britain)
ManchesterA34 • A5014 • A5067 • A5068 (Manchester) • A5079 • A5081 • A5103 • A5145 • A5184 • A5219 • A526 (Newcastle-under-Lyme - Salford) • A555 • A56 • A560 • A57 • A57(M) • A576 • A580 • A6 • A6(M) (Bredbury - Hazel Grove) • A6010 • A6041 • A6042 • A6044 • A6103 (Manchester) • A6104 • A6143 • A62 • A635 • A635(M) • A662 • A663 • A664 • A665 • B5093 • B5095 • B5117 • B5166 • B5167 • B5168 • B5217 • B5218 • B5219 • B5220 • B5221 • B5222 (Manchester) • B5223 • B5224 • B5225 • B529 • B5290 (Wythenshawe - Moss Side) • B5410 (Manchester) • B6167 • B6178 • B6179 (Manchester) • B6180 • B6181 • B6182 • B6185 • B6393 • B6469 • City Centre Road • E109 (Old System) • E20 • E22 • M52 • M56 • M60 • M602 • M60 (Knutsford - Manchester) • M61 • M62 • M62 Relief Road • M63 • M64 (Eccles - Salford) • M66 • M67 • M68 • Manchester Eastern By-pass • Manchester Inner Ring Road • Northern and Western Motorway • Princess Parkway Motorway • T12 (Britain) • T18 (Britain) • T21 (Britain) • T60 (Britain) • T61 (Britain)