|Location Map ( geo)|
|Via:||Bridgehouses, Mowbray Street, Neepsend Lane, Burton Road, Harvest Lane|
|Distance:||0.9 miles (1.4 km)|
|Meets:||A61, B6075, A61|
|Old route now:||A61|
|Route outline (key)|
The B607x routes all belong to a group running around or leading to and from Sheffield city centre, with the B6074 running to the north. With the opening of the new Sheffield Inner Ring Road, this route has lost most of its traffic. It was the diversion for traffic wishing to get to the Parkway from the A61 whilst work was ongoing, but now it is very quiet.
The road begins at the A61 Penistone Road and immediately goes over the Don at Hillfoot Bridge, before bearing sharp right and heading between factories along Neepsend Lane. This part of Sheffield is very industrialised. We continue through Neepsend, before getting to the crossroads with the recently-renumbered B6075, formerly the old inner ring road B6070. We cross over and then head into a one-way system in between factories. This is like the A6109 a bit further on. We then rejoin the other carriageway and come to the new Inner Ring Road where the priority on the lights is horrible.
The B6074 used to continue along Nursery Street as far as the then-A6135 Wicker, before it was temporarily made a one-way section of the A61, but now that section has been bypassed and the Ordnance Survey shows it as unclassified.
All of the above was numbered A629 in 1922, whilst the B6074 ran along a short section of Penistone Road between the A629 Hillfoot Bridge and the A616 Infirmary Road. In 1935 the A61 was rerouted north of Sheffield. Although it took over most of the A629 it did not cross the river, so took over the entire original route of the B6074. Our number was reused by taking over the part of A629 that did not become A61.
Original Author(s): Andyman