|To:||Barnby Moor (SK661846)|
|Distance:||10.2 miles (16.4 km)|
|Meets:||A631, A60, A1, A638|
|Route outline (key)|
The A634 is a relatively short A-road in South Yorkshire and East Midlands.
Maltby – Barnby Moor
The road begins at a narrow Y-shaped junction with the A631 in the former coal-mining town of Maltby. The road quickly becomes NSL and then drops down again to 40mph as we pass through a narrow section in Stone. Several bends follow as the road widens again, and we meet the A60 at a recently-constructed mini-roundabout in Oldcotes.
Several more bends past farmland take us to an ancient single-track stone bridge over the River Ryton. The flow of traffic is controlled by lights. We enter the village of Blyth via a sharp 90° right-hand bend, and cross a staggered junction with the old A614, which was downgraded when the A1 was moved onto its alignment. That road bypasses Blyth, of course. The road to the right is now a spur of the A634, which leads to south-facing sliproads on to the A1. Turning left in Blyth takes traffic along a spur of the B6045 to Blyth Interchange, where the A1, A1(M) and A614 all meet (meaning that the more important road actually has lesser status).
The mainline of the A634 heads east out of Blyth and quickly passes underneath the A1 Blyth bypass. The route then straightens out for a couple of miles and terminates where it always has, at an at-grade junction with the A638, which is of course the old A1, at Barnby Moor.
Original Author(s): Andie(Coasterjunkie)