|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Chorley New Road (SD712084)|
|To:||Derby Street (SD697093)|
|Via:||Tudor Avenue, University Way|
|Distance:||1.2 miles (1.9 km)|
|Meets:||A673, B6203, A676, A579|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6202 is a link road to the west of Bolton town centre.
The road starts at a signalised crossroads with the A673, from where it travels southwards in a sweeping, curving fashion around the bottom end of the grounds of Bolton School, before making a sharp left-hand bend by the gates to Heaton Cemetery. The road then heads eastwards to a peculiar half-roundabout, half-TOTSO island at the junction with Park Road. From here, the road heads south-eastwards through a set of traffic lights (where the B6203 ends) and goes over the Manchester to Preston railway before meeting the A676 at a signalised crossroads.
The B6202 originally ended here (or rather slightly further to the west as it went along the full length of Mayor Street). However, when this area was redeveloped to build what is now Bolton University, the road was extended. From here, the road becomes a dual carriageway past the university to the A579 at the "China Gardens" traffic lights (so called after a Chinese restaurant that formerly occupied the McDonalds site). The road ends here.