|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||2.8 miles (4.5 km)|
|Meets:||A635, A670, B6194, B6445, B6169, B6175, A627|
|Old route now:||A627|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6170 is an urban B-road south of Ashton-under-Lyne.
The road starts at a roundabout on the eastern side of the town centre, where it meets the A635, A670 and B6194 (even through the roundabout only has five exits). Our road heads south along Scotland Street and crosses, in quick succession, the Manchester Piccadilly to Stalybridge railway line, the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and the River Tame. The next road to the left is the B6445 and the one after a spur of that road providing easier access from the northbound B6170 (although not in the other direction as it is one-way).
The B6170 skirts the eastern edge of Dukinfield town centre, meeting the B6169 en route, and then meets the B6175 at traffic lights. It continues south along the largely residential Birch Lane before meeting another section of B6175. Until 2009, when it was demolished, the road then went past a landmark former cotton mill (later a cigarette factory and finally offices); there is now a housing estate here. Shortly afterwards the road TOTSOs right at traffic lights.
After crossing the Manchester to Glossop railway line by Flowery Field station the road turns left at a mini-roundabout and continues past the houses to end on the northern edge of Hyde at traffic lights on the A627, where that road has to TOTSO.
Originally the B6170 took the straight route through the centre of Dukinfield with the A627 the more winding road to the east. The two roads swapped numbers in the 1960s, giving the B6170 its current route.