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B6189

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B6189
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Middleton (SD870061)
To:  Hollinwood (SD908030)
Distance:  3.6 miles (5.8 km)
Meets:  A664, A669, B6393, A663, B6190, A62
Highway Authorities

Oldham • Rochdale

Traditional Counties

Lancashire

Route outline (key)
B6189 Middleton - Hollinwood
Grimshaw Lane (the B6189), Middleton Junction, looking west

The B6189 is a largely urban B-road in south Lancashire.

The road starts at a roundabout on the A664 in Middleton town centre and heads east into the Market Place before bending to the right and crossing the A669 at traffic lights. The road then goes round two sides of the churchyard before leaving town along the industrial Grimshaw Lane.

The road then enters Moorclose and becomes residential. It meets the B6393 at traffic lights before going through a tunnel under the Caldervale Line. The tunnel is low and narrow and so traffic flow is controlled by traffic lights. A tunnel does seem overkill given that only a two-track railway line runs above but Middleton Junction station used to be here before closure in the 1960s; as well as the line currently extant there used to be railway lines from here to Oldham and Middleton.

The B6189 TOTSOs left immediately after coming out of the tunnel. The road ahead is unclassified but leads to M60 J21. Our road then crosses a drawbridge over the Rochdale Canal and now becomes semi-rural for a short distance before leaving the fields behind just in time to cross the A663 at traffic lights.

The road bears round to the right before turning left at a mini-roundabout andthen becomes liberally scattered with speed bumps. It turns right at a third mini-roundabout, where the B6190 turns left. The B6189 then leaves the speed bumps behind and bends round to the left to go under the Metrolink line to Oldham. It goes through an industrial estate before ending at traffic lights on the A62 Manchester Road in Hollinwood, to the south of Oldham town centre.




B6189
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Blue bordered local direction sign in Middleton - Coppermine - 18023.jpgMiddleton Junction - Grimshaw Lane, looking west - Geograph - 2239256.jpg
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