B676

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B676
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Cotes (SK554206)
To:  Colsterworth (SK935237)
Via:  Burton on the Wolds, Buckminster
Distance:  26.6 miles (42.8 km)
Meets:  A60, A46, A6006, A606, A607, B6403, A151
Former Number(s):  B675, B1175
Old route now:  A6006, A151, B1193
Highway Authorities

Leicestershire • Lincolnshire

Traditional Counties

Leicestershire • Lincolnshire

Route outline (key)
B676 Cotes – Dalby Wolds
(A6006) Dalby Wolds – Melton Mowbray
B676 Melton Mowbray – Colsterworth
B676 Colsterworth – Bourne
Between Coston and Buckminster

The B676 is a road in two halves, mostly in northern Leicestershire.

The route starts a mile and a half east of Loughborough, at the point where the eastbound A60 TOTSOs left after crossing Cotes Bridge over the River Soar. Heading east, the B676 soon reaches a T-junction, at which it turns right, closely followed by another, at which it TOTSOs left. The third of a mile between these two junctions had earlier been a section of the B675 but that route was declassified soon after the opening of the Quorn bypass in 1991.

The B676 continues eastward through Burton on the Wolds before crossing the Wolds themselves to reach Six Hills, where it is intersected by the A46 at a simple GSJ. A further one and a quarter miles, passing a golf course on the left, brings us to a junction with the A6006, and here the first half of our route ends, interrupted today by a six-and-a-half mile stretch of the aforementioned A6006 which takes us into Melton Mowbray – although that classification has existed only since the 1960s; before then, the B676 continued to Melton.

Today's B676 resumes at a traffic-light controlled junction with the A606 and A607, on the eastern side of Melton. It quickly leaves town, heading east along Saxby Road. Our route follows the shallow valley of River Eye for six miles or so, passing through no settlements of any size (Saxby and Garthorpe on the B676 itself have no more than 100 or so inhabitants). At Coston the road swings to the right and a series of zigzags brings us to Buckminster, after which the route enters Lincolnshire. Stainby is the next village, and then Colsterworth, where we cross the B6403 (former A1) at the south-western corner of the village before continuing for a further half-mile to a roundabout junction with the A151 and its connections to the current route of the A1.

History

The B676 approaching Bourne in 1961

The road east of Colsterworth was originally numbered B1175. In 1935, the entire road was renumbered as an extension of the B676, so that road now continued east via Corby Glen to end on the A15 in Bourne. In the early 1970s the road from Colsterworth to Bourne was upgraded to Class I status and became the A151. Bourne has since been bypassed by the A151 and the easternmost section of this extension to the B676 is now part of the B1193.



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B676 at Coston Lodge, Leicestershire - Geograph - 812606.jpgB676 leading to Burton on the Wolds - Geograph - 146804.jpgBuckminster general store (and former petrol pumps) - Geograph - 4434003.jpgLow Bridge - Geograph - 184100.jpgA twisty A6006 heading east (C) JThomas - Geograph - 3608517.jpg
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