|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||2.2 miles (3.5 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5237 is a short link road in south Lancashire.
The road starts off at Abram* at a large double-signalled staggered junction, where the A573 and A58 also meet (and start their multiplex). The road heads eastwards along a semi-rural route towards Leigh, passing Hindley Prison, and enters the elongated village of Bickershaw. Here, there are a few tight and sharp bends as the road winds its way through the village and makes a slightly steep climb to pass over a bridge that once carried a railway line beneath.. At the other end of Bickershaw, the road opens up again, albeit briefly. After passing the northern access point for the new Bickershaw Colliery redevelopment site, the road hits the A578 in a part of Westleigh known as The Tamar. This junction has very recently become signal controlled.
The road is 30mph for its entire length.
* - A common misconception is that the road starts in Platt Bridge, but it actually starts in Abram, literally a couple of metres from the boundary between the two, as Hey Brook passes beneath the A573 between the two sets of traffic lights.
Original Author(s): Nicholas Lawley