|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||4 miles (6.4 km)|
|Meets:||A627, A663, A664, M62, A664|
|Route outline (key)|
The A627(M) is a continuation of the A663 forming a motorway link between the M62 and both Oldham and Rochdale. It has a short spur to the A664 at Slattocks, which may or may not have held the number A6138(M).
Its junction with the M62 is a traffic-light-controlled roundabout. When the A627(M) was built, provision was made for a flyover to be provided at a future date, but this has never happened. The land to the south of the roundabout where the support pillars for the flyover would have been is now a VOSA weighbridge station. This emphasises the fact that the road is essentially two spurs rather than one road, despite the fact that it replaces the A627 from Rochdale to Oldham (now the A671).
The junction numbers were confirmed in a Highways Agency press release dated 9th Nov 2009 and now appears on some signage, although most maps still do not give the junctions their numbers.
- The Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council (A627(M) Rochdale-Lancashire/Yorkshire Motorway (M62)-Oldham Special Roads) Revocation Scheme 1989 Confirmation Instrument 1989
- The Rochdale Borough Council (A627(M) Rochdale—Lancashire/Yorkshire Motorway (M62)—Oldham Special Roads) Revocation Scheme 1989 Confirmation Instrument 1989