|From:||Stump Cross, Halifax (SE107262)|
|To:||Staygate, Bradford (SE165302)|
|Via:||Northowram & Shelf|
|Distance:||5 miles (8 km)|
|Meets:||A58, A644, A641, A6177, M606|
|Old route now:||A6177|
|Route outline (key)|
It starts on the A58 at Stump Cross, on the eastern edge of Halifax. The junction is very sharp, so the A6036 and A58 run almost parallel to begin with. However, it is not so sharp as to prohibit traffic from making the east to/from east turn at the traffic lights, although it appears as though it should be.
The A6036 soon turns away from the A58 and skirts Northowram before crossing the A644 at a roundabout and entering Shelf. It then makes a bee-line for the Odsal Top junction with the A641, which marks the original end of the A6036.
In the 1970s, the A6036 was extended further east along what was the B6148 to cross the M606 at the Staithgate Roundabout and continue on as the eastern bypass as far as the A658. Very soon, however, the whole of the outer ring road was designated A6177, so cutting the A6036 back to the motorway.