|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||1.5 miles (2.4 km)|
|Meets:||A56, A6068, A682|
|Old route now:||A6068|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6247 is a short urban B-road in east Lancashire.
The road starts on the A56 Albert Road in Colne. It heads north along the one-way Queen Street, becoming two-way a couple of blocks further on at its junction with Rigby Street. Southbound traffic must turn left onto Rigby Street before turning right at traffic lights onto Lord Street (which is one-way southbound) to end at traffic lights further east on the A56.
The mainline of the B6247 continues north and quickly crosses the A6068 at traffic lights. It then bends round to the left and continues west along Barrowford Road, passing a playing field to enter open country. We then skirt Barrowford Reservoir on Colne Road before crossing the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. A short distance further on the road enters Barrowford, where it ends at a T-junction on the A682.
Originally the road continued beyond this point. There was a short multiplex west along the A682 before the B6247 turned off along Church Street. It continued west through Fence and Higham to end on the A671 in Padiham. Later on, sections of this road were improved and all the villages were bypassed. This gave the road sufficient importance that it was upgraded to Class I status, becoming an extension of the A6068.