|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Shevington Moor (SD545103)|
|Distance:||6.3 miles (10.1 km)|
|Meets:||A571, A577, B5375, A5209|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5206 is a route between Billinge and Shevington in south Lancashire. It is S2 for its entire length.
The road starts in Billinge at a T-junction and then proceeds northwards through countryside before bending to the right through the small village of Longshaw, which is part of Billinge. The road then goes downhill past the closed Billinge Hospital. It levels out then goes through a flowing S-bend as it enters Orrell. There's a right turn at a roundabout in a residential area, after which the road passes through Orrell through a signal-controlled crossroads, which can be congested at peak times. After a ridiculously sized roundabout at the entrance to a large housing estate tte road passes over the M58 and passes through Orrell Post at a signal-controlled crossroads with the A577. Originally the B5206 ended here but it had been extended by 1932.
As the road heads towards Shevington it passes under the M6, then goes down a steep hill towards a signal-controlled single-file bridge under the Wigan to Southport railway line by Gathurst station. After this the road passes over the River Douglas and Leeds & Liverpool Canal in quick succession and goes uphill into Shevington. The B5206 ends at a mini-roundabout on the approach road to the M6 Junction 27, the A5209. The end of the B5206 is just next to an overbridge which crosses nothing; this was originally proposed to be the A511, a link into Wigan from Junction 27.
Original Author(s): Dave908