|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Kingsway, Rochdale (SD910121)|
|Distance:||1.5 miles (2.4 km)|
|Meets:||A640, M62, A664|
|Route outline (key)|
The A6193 is a primary route running from the M62 at J21 to the A664 a mile or so east of the A671 junction. The road, Sir Isaac Newton Way, starts as a new dual carriageway built as a realignment of the J21 slip roads on the north side of the M62.
Milnrow – Kingsway, Rochdale
After leaving the A640 at a roundabout the eastbound onslip turns off (meaning that traffic from the A6193 has to U-turn at this roundabout), then we reach a second roundabout where the slips from the westbound M62 meet, then a further short D2 section west of here to another roundabout where the exit slip off the eastbound M62 joins.
The D2 then turns northwest through Kingsway Business Park where there are a series of roundabouts every quarter-of-a-mile or so where we meet distribution centre access roads. After the first of these the A6193 becomes S2.
After a few more roundabouts and a final dualled stretch the road meets the A664 at a signalised crossroads – the access to another (much smaller) industrial estate is across the A664. However, clearly the road is intended as a major access to Rochdale from the M62 and not just a single carriageway spine road through a business park. As a primary route and now the signposted route to the motorway, the road also acts as a bypass of the A640 through Firgrove.
Original Author(s): Roadtripper Ian