|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Barton upon Irwell (SJ765977)|
|Distance:||1.1 miles (1.8 km)|
|Meets:||B5211, A57, B5229|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5230 is an urban B-road in Salford. It has moved steadily eastward during its history.
Originally it started on the A57 in Peel Green and headed south then east along Peel Green Road to end on the A575 (now B5211) in Barton upon Irwell. The road was quickly extended east but then the original section was declassified in the 1960s.
The road now starts at traffic lights on the B5211 and heads northeast along Barton Lane. Just after the traffic lights the road goes under a low bridge carrying the Bridgewater Canal; there is a gauge at the junction to catch overheight vehicles and another after the aqueduct, at a junction with an unclassified road. The road follows the residential Barton Lane into Eccles, where it meets the one-way system on the A57. The road ahead is also part of the B5230 and provides access to the eastbound A57 one block further on. This, incidentally, was the eastern end of the B5230 the first time it was extended.
Eastbound traffic turns left at traffic lights onto the one-way loop, then straight ahead at the next set of traffic lights to rejoin the B5230 on Peel Street (which did not actually become the B5230 until at least the 1970s). Westbound traffic turns left at these lights to complete almost a full loop. It turns right at a roundabout to double back on itself before meeting the traffic lights on Barton Lane, where it turns left.
After turning onto Peel Street the B5230 meets another one-way loop - but this time with its own number. Traffic in this direction just heads straight ahead whereas traffic heading into Eccles takes a longer route round the other two sides of the triangle. The two directions join just before going over the Manchester to Warrington railway line and the M602, which share a cutting. A short distance further on, the B5230 ends at a mini-roundabout on the B5229.