|From:||Newton Heath (SD872005)|
|To:||Middleton Junction (SD886049)|
|Distance:||3 miles (4.8 km)|
|Meets:||A62, A6104, B6189|
|Old route now:||A6104|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6393 is an urban road heading north of Manchester.
The road starts at traffic lights on the A62 in the suburb of Newton Heath and heads north over a bridge under which runs the Manchester to Rochdale railway line and the Metrolink line to Oldham. There's a roundabout on the far side giving access to a business park and we turn right to head northeast along Lightbowne Road; we pass a park and light industry before the road becomes residential.
Presently the road becomes dual and leaves the houses behind to pass a park and a cemetery before becoming suburban. It remains a D2 residential road to a large roundabout, where we cross the A6104. On the far side the road, still dual, goes over the M60 without a junction then returns to ground level to pass through an industrial area. We continue through an industrial estate after losing the central reservation and presently the road ends at traffic lights on the B6189 without having becoming residential again.
The B6393 came into existence in the mid-1920s. Originally it started on the A62 in the Oldham suburb of Hollinwood and headed west along Hollinwood Avenue into Moston. Here it turned right at a crossroads (left was the A6103 and ahead the A6104) to follow its present route north to Middleton Junction.
In the 1960s the east-west section of the road was taken over as an extension of the A6104; however, the road was extended again in the 1970s by taking over the ex-A6103, taking the road to its present southern end in Newton Heath.