|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Melton Mowbray (SK751193)|
|Distance:||17.5 miles (28.2 km)|
|Meets:||A6, A60, A46, A606, A607|
|Route outline (key)|
The A6006 is a cross-country A-road in the East Midlands.
The road begins at a traffic-signal-controlled junction on the A6 to the north of Hathern. It heads east and soon crosses the River Soar into Nottinghamshire, then runs up to Rempstone, where it meets the A60 on the outskirts of the village. It then runs through Rempstone itself, there being a bend in the centre of the village.
A mile or so after Rempstone and having returned to Leicestershire, the A6006 runs through the village of Wymeswold before meeting the A46 at a grade separated junction.
The road then passes Shoby. This stretch of road is bendy and is therefore known as the Shoby Bends. These bends are an accident blackspot and have, in recent years, seen the introduction of many light-up chevrons.
After the Shoby Bends, the A6006 bypasses the village of Ashfordby. The bypass ends at a roundabout, giving access to the village. There's another roundabout soon afterwards at Asfordby Hill, after which the road runs into Melton Mowbray along Ashfordby Road. It ends at a signalised crossroads in the town where it meets the A606 and A607.
At classification, the A6006 didn't exist here - there was no road between Wymeswold and the A46. The only classified section was the B676, which followed the route of the A6006 from just east of the A46 to Melton. This situation, though, did not last long.
The next stage of the A6006's numbering history had taken place by 1932, when the first half of the A6006 (up to where the road became the B676) was numbered B5324 (which also continued west of the A6 to Ashby-de-la-Zouch as it does now), with the rest of the road remaining the B676.
The whole route was re-numbered A6006 in the 1960s.