|From:||Hunters Bar (SK331857)|
|To:||Sheffield University (SK343871)|
|Distance:||1.3 miles (2.1 km)|
|Meets:||A625, B6547, A57, A61|
|Old route now:||B6547|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6069 is a short, albeit complicated, urban B-road on the western edge of Sheffield city centre.
It starts at the Hunters Bar roundabout on the A625 and then heads north up Bocco Bank to reach the Botanical Gardens. Originally the B6069 then continued ahead along Westbourne Road to end on the A57 (now B6547) Glossop Road.
Later, the A57 was rerouted and the B6069 took over that road's original route into the city centre, gaining a short spur to link it back to the A57 to the west. It therefore headed left along Glossop Road, quickly meeting the A57, and also headed right along Glossop Road into West Street which it followed into the city centre before turning left onto Townhead Street to end on the A57 (now B6539) Broad Lane.
Westbourne Road has now been declassified (and is now one-way southbound) and the B6069 rerouted onto Clarkehouse Road to reach Glossop Road at traffic lights. The section of B6069 west of here back to the A57 was renumbered B6547 in 2008, perhaps to make the B6069 less confusing. At the same time the section of B6069 east of the A61 ring road was declassified.
Sometime round all these changes the B6069 also gained a spur, running along Clarkson Street between Glossop Road and the A57 Western Bank (where access is only to/from the city centre). This may have been done as the B6069/A61 junction is limited access (essentially a LILO, although all straight-on movements are allowed).