|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Manchester Road (SD832319)|
|To:||Gannow Top (SD827325)|
|Distance:||0.6 miles (1 km)|
|Meets:||A682, A679, A671|
|Old route now:||A671|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6239 is a short link road in Burnley town centre.
The road starts on the A682 Manchester Road and heads west along St Matthew Street, entering a 20 zone straight away. The road is residential and liberally scattered with speed bumps. At the end of the road the 20 zone ends and the B6239 TOTSOs right at a T-junction. It then heads north along Coal Clough Lane, which is still traffic-calmed although the limit is 30.
Eventually the road goes over the Caldervale Lane, which marks the boundary of the houses and the traffic calming. There is a T-junction immediately afterwards and the road TOTSOs left onto Burnham Gate, which becomes Barracks Road at the next mini-roundabout. The road ends shortly afterwards at a roundabout on the A679 and A671 adjacent to M65 J10.
Before the construction of the M65 the B6239 continued ahead to end on the A671 Padiham Road. The original routes of the B6239 and A671 were severed when the motorway was built, thus cutting the B6239 back to its current western terminus. However, the original line of the B6239 ahead can still be traced as far as the motorway cutting and the old bridge carrying it over the railway line is still in situ.