A6053

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A6053
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Kearsley (SD744052)
To:  Redvales, Bury (SD804086)
Via:  Farnworth, Little Lever & Radcliffe
Distance:  6.2 miles (10 km)
Meets:  A666(M), A666, A5082, A575, A665, A56
Former Number(s):  A5082, A666, B6210, B6209
Old route now:  A665
Highway Authorities

Bolton • Bury

Traditional Counties

Lancashire

Route outline (key)
A6053 Kearsley - Radcliffe
(A665) Radcliffe
A6053 Radcliffe - Redvales

Route

The A6053 is an urban A-road roughly halfway between the M60 and A58.

Crossing the River Croal

It starts at the northern end of Worsley Braided Interchange at the A666 TOTSO and heads west through Farnworth. At Moses Gate there is a short multiplex with the A575 before the A6053 turns right and regains its number. It goes under the A666 bypass before going through Moses Gate Country Park, where it crosses the River Croal. It then enters Little Lever where there is a sharp right-hand bend by the church.

After Little Lever we move from the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton to Bury and enter Radcliffe. On the edge of town the A6053 joins the A665 at a mini-roundabout and multiplexes with it into the centre of town before regaining its number by turning left at a set of traffic lights. It goes under the Metrolink by Radcliffe station before descending to cross the River Irwell. It ends shortly afterwards at traffic lights on the A56 at Redvales.

History

In 1922 the A6053 only went from Radcliffe (on the then-A668) to Redvales. It was extended west along the B6209 and B6210 as far as Moses Gate (where it ended on the A666) in the 1920s.

The section of this route through Farnworth formed part of the A666 before the completion of the Farnworth-Kearsley Bypass in 1967. When the A6053 was extended along this route it first ended on the A5082, with that road continuing on to meet the A666 but the numbers were swapped in the 1990s.

Also in the 1960s, the A668 was abolished and replaced by a northern extension of the A665 - but this was on a slightly different route. A section of the A6053 to the west of Radcliffe was therefore taken over by the new route.



A6053
JunctionsKearsley Interchange • Moses Gate Interchange
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BoltonA5069 • A5082 • A575 • A579 • A58 • A6027 • A6054 • A6055 (Bolton) • A6056 • A6057 • A6058 • A6059 • A6099 • A6140 (Bolton) • A6144 (Bolton) • A6145 • A6146 • A6172 • A665 • A666 • A666(M) • A667 • A668 • A673 • A675 • A676 • B5234 (Lancashire) • B5235 • B5236 • B6196 • B6199 • B6200 (Bolton) • B6201 • B6202 • B6203 • B6204 • B6205 • B6206 • B6207 • B6208 • B6209 • B6210 (Farnworth - Little Lever) • B6211 • B6226 • B6391 • B6402 • B6472 • B6536 • M58 • M61 • M62 Relief Road • NCN55
BuryA56 • A58 • A665 • A667 • A668 • B6196 • B6212 • B6213 • B6214 • B6215 • B6216 • B6217 • B6218 • B6219 • B6220 • B6221 • B6222 • B6292 • B6473 • E109 (Old System) • E22 • M60 • M62 • M62 Relief Road • M66 • T60 (Britain)
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A6060 • A6061 • A6062 • A6063 • A6064 • A6065 • A6066 • A6067 • A6068 • A6069 • A6070 • A6071 • A6072 • A6073 • A6074 • A6075 • A6076 • A6077 • A6078 • A6079
A6080 • A6081 • A6082 • A6083 • A6084 • A6085 • A6086 • A6087 • A6088 • A6089 • A6090 • A6091 • A6092 • A6093 • A6094 • A6095 • A6096 • A6097 • A6098 • A6099
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