A6021 (Hemsworth - A1 Link)
|From:||Hemsworth Bypass (SE436123)|
|To:||Barnsdale Bar (SE508137)|
|Distance:||4.8 miles (7.7 km)|
|Met:||A628, A638, A639, A1|
|Now part of:||A6201|
|Route outline (key)|
The A6021 was a road constructed in 2008 and 2009 linking the A628 Hemsworth Bypass with the A1 - A639 Junction at Barnsdale Bar. The road number comes from a persistent typo appearing in many of the plans - it was to be the A6201, but signs were made with it as A6021, and the road was mapped with that number. The error was found, likewise that the A6021 number was a duplicate of a road in Rotherham, and patches have been put on signs, swapping the middle two digits to give the A6201 its proper number.
In effect this road provided a bypass of Pontefract for traffic on the A628 destined for locations north of Pontefract, as often there can be major traffic queues into Pontefract from the A628 due to the nature of the terminus junction with the A639.
The road was constructed in stages between 2008 and 2009, including sections of new road, and upgrades to existing minor roads, it intersected with the A638 around the middle of the route and multiplexed along the North Elmsall bypass. It was intended that this road provide better accesses to the areas surrounding it and encourage further economic development in this part of West Yorkshire. It connected to the existing A1 - A639 interchange at Barnsdale Bar to the south of the town of Pontefract.
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