|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Mellor Brook (SD635314)|
|Distance:||4.8 miles (7.6 km)|
|Meets:||A6, B6258, A675, A59, A677|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6230 is a largely rural B-road in central Lancashire.
It starts at a roundabout on the A6 Walton-le-Dale bypass. It then heads east into town to reach the B6258 (pre-bypass A6) at a mini-roundabout. When the bypass was built this road was upgraded - and slightly rerouted to meet the new roundabout - from a previously existing minor road.
There is then a short multiplex north along the B6258. That road crosses the River Darwen and reaches the A675 at a mini-roundabout. The B6230 reappears at its original western end just to the west (having multiplexed along a few yards of A675 to the next mini-roundabout).
The B6230 heads east past the church and gets very close to the south bank of the River Ribble for a short distance. It then begins to climb out of the valley, eventually reaching open country before it bends to go over the M6. The road continues east across the fields to head to the south of the InBev brewery before ending at traffic lights on the A59, at which point it enters a multiplex with the A59 and then the A677.
Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone extension
Sir Frederick Page Way, the main spine road of the Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone, has been numbered as B6230. This road connects the A677, from a point shortly before it enters Mellor Bridge, to the A59 near to Mellor Brook. The road was opened to through traffic from August 6th, 2018. For some months previously, the road had already provided access to the Wincanton Defence Logistics Centre distribution depot and to BAE Systems' Samlesbury site, but only for employees and authorised visitors. There are two main junctions on the road. The first is a roundabout leading to Petter Court and the Wincanton depot, and the second is a set of traffic lights with access roads to two parts of the BAE Systems site. Shortly afterwards, the road finally terminates at another traffic light junction with the A59, just opposite the new Thwaites brewery.