|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Montagu Street, Kettering (SP869789)|
|To:||Windmill Avenue, Kettering (SP877786)|
|Via:||London Road, St.Mary's Road|
|Distance:||1.1 miles (1.8 km)|
|Meets:||A4300, A6003, A6098|
|Former Number(s):||A6003, A43|
|Route outline (key)|
The A6900 is an L-shaped road in the Northamptonshire town of Kettering. It is currently the highest numbered "A" road in England.
The route starts on the A4300 Montagu Street. Westbound A4300 traffic is forced to turn left onto Kettering's one-way system, this part of which is numbered A6900. We first head south along Victoria Street, then bear right into Queen Street to reach traffic lights on London Road, which is two-way. The A6900 TOTSOs left here. Traffic in the other direction heads north along London Road which turns into Silver Street, then bears right into the one-way Montagu Street. However, all through traffic is signed to avoid this area so you shouldn't reach this point unless it's where you really want to be!
The mainline of the A6900 heads south into the suburbs. It meets the A6003 at traffic lights by the cemetery and then there's a short multiplex to the next set of lights where the A6900 TOTSOs left. We head east along the residential St Mary's Road, which is wide and tree-lined and even has service roads for some of its length. The route soon bears left to join a crescent, then bears round to the right to reach a mini-roundabout on the A6098 Windmill Avenue, where the road ends.
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