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B579 (Hinckley)

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B579
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Hinckley (SP429939)
To:  Stoney Bridge (SP503930)
Via:  Sapcote
Distance:  4.9 miles (7.9 km)
Met (1925) A47, B578, A46
Now part of:  B590, B4669
Traditional Counties

Leicestershire

Route outline (key)
B579 Hinckley - Stoney Bridge
This article is about the defunct route in Hinckley, Leicestershire.
For the current route in Luton, see B579
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Milepost in Sapcote

The original B579 ran from the A47 in the centre of Hinckley to east of Sapcote, where it met the then-A46.

Heading out of Hinckley along London Road the B579 soon crossed the railway line and then met the B578 in Burbage. The road then continued across the fields to - and through - Sapcote to end on the A46 (present B4114) Fosse Way.

The B579 lasted only a couple of years, as it was upgraded to become the A5070 by April 1926 at the latest. However, with the coming of the M69, the A5070 was downgraded to a B-road once more east of the motorway and the section west was also downgraded more recently. Apart from 400 m at its very western end, now unclassified, and a short section which is now followed by the B590 Hinckley ring road, the ex-B579 now holds the out-of-zone number B4669.



B579 (Hinckley)
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