|Location Map ( geo)|
|Via:||Bury and Rochdale Old Road|
|Distance:||5.2 miles (8.4 km)|
|Meets:||A6060, B6452, B6219, B6221, A56, A58|
|Route outline (key)|
The road starts on the western side of Rochdale by turning off the A6060 at a cramped signalised junction and heading west along Bury Road. It also intersects the B6452 at another cramped signalised junction before widening out and gaining a 40 mph speed limit all the way to the metropolitan borough boundary, where it passes Fairfield Hospital.
Eventually the road passes under the M66 at the notorious Ferngrove Estate - a 1930s overspill estate that was supposed to have an at-grade dual carriageway bisecting it but ended up with the motorway passing through on a raised concrete embankment. The result is a very unsightly 'wall' through the middle of the estate with considerable noise intrusion. As a result Ferngrove is not exactly the most sought-after district of Bury.