|From:||Hemsworth Bypass (SE436123)|
|To:||Barnsdale Bar (SE508137)|
|Distance:||4.8 miles (7.7 km)|
|Meets:||A628, A638, A639, A1|
|Route outline (key)|
The A6201 was constructed in the late 2000s and links the A628 Hemsworth Bypass with the A1 - A639 Junction at Barnsdale Bar. It originally opened as the A6021, but as that was a duplicate number of a road in Rotherham, the middle two digits were swapped and patches put up.
It intersects the A638 along its route and serves new business park developments in South Elmsall, North Elmsall and South Kirby.
The road is under the control of Wakefield Council, and was constructed in stages between 2008 and 2009, including sections of new road, and upgrades to existing minor roads, it intersects with the A638 around the middle of the route and multiplexes for one junction. It is intended that this road provides better accesses to the areas surrounding it and encourages further economic development in this part of Yorkshire. It connects to the existing A1 - A639 interchange at Barnsdale Bar to the south of the town of Pontefract.
In effect this road provides 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.