A57 road


A57 road

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The A57 is a major road in England. It runs east from Liverpool to Lincoln, via Warrington and Manchester, then through the Pennines over the Snake Pass (between the high moor lands of Bleaklow and Kinder Scout), around the Ladybower Reservoir, through Sheffield and past Worksop.

Within Manchester a short stretch becomes the A57(M) motorway.

The three-mile £4m Aston Relief Road in Sheffield opened in mid-1985, with the old route now designated as the B6200. On December 31, 1984, drummer Rick Allen lost his left arm in a car crash on the A57 in the hills outside Sheffield when his speeding Corvette swerved off the road on a sharp bend and went through a drystone wall. Despite the severity of the accident, Rick was committed to continuing his role as Def Leppard's drummer

Route

Liverpool - Warrington

It begins at the A5036 "The Strand Goree" near the River Mersey, as a one way system of "James Street", "Castle Street" and "Water Street". It forms the east-west route through the north of the city centre with another one-way road system as "Tithebarn Street" (passing part of JMU), "Great Crosshall Street" and "Churchill Way" in the east direction and "Churchill Way" and "Dale Street" in the west direction. The connecting roads "Moorfields" and "Hatton Garden" are also part of the A57, which join the east and west directions. In both directions, "Churchill Way" crosses the A59 near the [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/471497 entrance] of the Queensway Tunnel. It overlaps briefly with the A580 as "Islington", separated as two one-way roads, then becomes "Prescot Street", passing the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. At the junction with the B5340, it becomes "Kensington", meeting the A5089 to the south and B5188 to the north, becoming "Prescot Road". It crosses a railway at Fairfield and enters Stanley passing [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/391848 St Anne's church] on the left near the " [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/391869 Stanley] " pub and [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/391875 Stanley Abbatoir] , overlapping with the B5189 "Green Lane" to the north. It meets the A5047 to the south near a Tesco and the B5189 leaves at Old Swan. It becomes a dual-carriageway and enters Stoneycroft at the junction with the A5058 "Queens Drive". It enters Knotty Ash and passes the Alder Hey Children's Hospital to the north, becoming "East Prescot Road" and a trunk road. There is a roundabout and it enters the Liverpool suburb of Dovecot before it passes through borough of Knowsley and Huyton. It meets the A526 "Seth Powell Way" to the north (for the M57), becoming "Liverpool Road", passing through the Longview estate. At [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/280188 junction two] of the M57, it meets the B5194 "Knowsley Lane" to the north and B5199 "Huyton Lane" to the south, and the start of the A58. It passes through Prescot as the non-trunk "Derby Street" then "High Street". It meets the A58 again and becomes a trunk road, then meets the B5200 (former route of the A57) at a roundabout, becoming "Warrington Road". It crosses the Liverpool to Wigan Line near [http://www.knowsley.gov.uk/leisure/sports/sports_clubs/scotchbarn.html Scotchbarn Leisure Centre] . It meets the B5201 to the north opposite Whiston [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/43838 Hospital] . It enters the borough of St Helens and [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/115698 passes] through Rainhill, meeting the B5413 near the train station. It passes [http://www.rainhillhighschool.com Rainhill High School] to the left, then St Bartholomew RC Primary School. At [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/28897 junction 7] of the M62, it meets the A557 (for Widnes) and the "St Helens Linkway" A570 (for St Helens). The boundary with the bough of Halton runs along the road from junction 7 for about a mile, then it meets the B5419 at [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/21688 crossroads] , and the A569 to the left at Bold Heath near the " [http://www.pub-explorer.com/merseyside/pub/griffininnboldheath.htm Griffin Inn] ". At Lingley Green, it [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/21651 enters] the borough of Warrington as "Liverpool Road", passing the "Trigger Pond" pub on the left. It crosses the Liverpool to Manchester Line (southern route). At Great Sankey, it becomes a dual-carriageway and meets the A562 at a roundabout.

Warrington - Manchester

The original route through Warrington town centre included the narrow Sankey Street, which required special narrow buses to be operated. The road now bypasses Warrington town centre via a new elevated road, Midland Way, before emerging at a roundabout junction with the A49. The road loses its trunk road status and becomes "School Brow". Warrington Parish Church, St Elphin, is to the [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/27180 right] , near the right turn for "Church Street". The road becomes "Manchester Road", and meets the A50 at crossroads. It passes through Bruche, home of a former police training centre, and its [http://www.runtrackdir.com/details.asp?track=warrington-b running track] . At Paddington, the road becomes dual-carriageway as "New Manchester Road", passing close to [http://www.woolstonhigh.warrington.sch.uk Woolston Community High School] . In Woolston, it becomes " [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/28397 Manchester Road] ". It passes a 40mph speed camera near [http://www.selectleisure.co.uk/Find_Your_Centre/Woolston/default.asp Woolston Leisure Cenmtre] and enters Martinscroft. At junction 21 of the M6, it becomes a trunk road and meets the B5210 "Woolston Grange Avenue" at a roundabout, then [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/27232 passes] the " [http://www.pub-explorer.com/cheshire/pub/mascratmanorwoolston.htm Mascrat Manor] " at another roundabout. It traverses [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/27237 Rixton Moss] , [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/27226 passing] Ramswood Nurseries. It passes briefly through Rixton, with a right turn for Warburton over the Warburton [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/53915 toll bridge] , and becomes dual-carriageway at Hollins Green. At the end of the dual-carriageway is a left turn for the B5212 for Glazebrook and its train station, and the it crosses the [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/569492 Glaze Brook] as "Liverpool Road", entering the district of Salford.

There is a new roundabout with the former road through Cadishead, and a [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/50496 new section] of the A57 follows the Manchester Ship Canal. The former route is partly the B5417 (and the [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/468267 B5320] is an earlier route), continuing as "Liverpool Road". The £11.3m " [http://www.salford.gov.uk/business/design/engineering/highways/cadisheadway-stage-2.htm Cadishead Way] " opened on September 16 2005. It meets the B5417 at a roundabout near [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2300 Northbank Industrial Estate] . It [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/44674 passes] under the railway near the [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1550 junction] of the River Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal, and there is a left turn for the B5311. There is a [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/44682 new roundabout] next to [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/44824 Irlam Locks] and the " [http://www.pub-explorer.com/lancs/pub/boathouseirlam.htm Boat House] " pub and another with the B5320 at the end of the "Cadishead Way", which bypasses Irlam. As "Liverpool Road", it passes [http://www.boysnopegolfclub.co.uk/ Boysnope Park Golf Club] on Barton Moss, where the road becomes dual-carriageway. It passes the City Airport Manchester on the left (former [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1545 Barton Aerodrome] before March 2007). At Peel Green, it meets the M60 at junction 11, with the [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1544 Barton High Level Bridge] close by to the south.

After this junction the road enters Eccles and is no longer a trunk road, passing the " [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4350 Unicorn] " pub. It meets the B5211 at crossroads and [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2328 crosses] the Bridgewater Canal, then there is a left turn for the B5231 in Patricroft for the train station. It enters the centre of Eccles, splitting into two as "Church Street" and "Irwell Place" going east, passing the [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/12224 library] and a Morrisons, and "Corporation Road" going west. It meets a roundabout near the Eccles [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/465470 terminus] of the Manchester Metrolink. It becomes the dual-carriageway "Bentcliffe Way", meeting the A576 (for Trafford Park. It leaves the A576 near junction 2 of the M602, heading east as the single-carriageway "Eccles New Road". It passes the Ladywell station on the right and meets the A5185 to the left. The Metrolink folloews the road on the right hand side. There is the B5228 to the left near the Weaste [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/43339 station] . In Weaste, there is the Langworthy station near the A5186 left turn where the Metrolink leaves the road to the south. The road runs parallel to the M602 100m to the north. The road becomes the trunk road dual carriageway "Regent Road" at the junction with the terminus of the M602 and the [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/10907 A5063] ("Albion Way" north for the A6, and "Trafford Road" south for Salford Quays). It is now the main route into Manchester from the west, meeting the A5066 at crossroads, passes a Sainsbury's on the left, then meets the B5461 and [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/379229 crosses] the River Irwell where it enters the City of Manchester. There is a left turn for the A6143 "Water Street" (for Castlefield) and it becomes "Dawson Street", is crossed by the Metrolink (for Altrincham), passes over the Bridgewater Canal and Cheshire Ring, then becomes " [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/59627 Egerton Street] ". It runs into the A57(M) - the "Mancunian Way" at the GSJ with the A56 "Bridgewater Way". The Beetham Tower Manchester is seen nearby to the left.

Manchester - Sheffield

It leaves the A57(M) at the A6 exit and follows "Downing Street", and "Ardwick Green South", passing through Brunswick and the [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/48138 Ardwick Green Barracks] of the King's and Cheshire Regiment. The A6 leaves at a roundabout, and the road temporarily loses its trunk status. At the Ellen Wilkinson High School, it meets the A665, and becomes a trunk road as "Hyde Road". It crosses under a railway and meets the A6010 at crossroads. It passes through Belle Vue, meets the B6178 (for Levenshulme), crosses a railway near the Belle Vue railway station, entering Gorton. It meets the [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/59711 B6167] (for North Reddish). It enters the borough of Stockport, becoming the dual-carriageway "Manchester Road". It meets the M60 at junction 24, and divides into two east and west routes next to Denton railway station on the left and a Sainsbury's on the right, either [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/784697 side] of the M67. They meet and the road loses its trunk status, entering Denton, passing the [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2299 Christ Church Denton] on the right. It meets the A6017 at crossroads, becoming "Hyde Road" with a Morrisons on the right and Tesco on the left. It meets [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/786350 junction 2] of the M67, which follows the road, near the church of [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/403393 St Anne] and crosses the River Tame, becoming "Manchester Road". It crosses the Peak Forest Canal and goes under the Hope Valley Line near Hyde Central railway station. The A627 overlaps and there it meets [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/828667 junction 3] of the M67 with an ASDA on the right as it passes through Hyde as "Market Street" and "Union Street" and passes the [http://www.tameside.ac.uk Tameside College of Technology] on the right. It leaves the A627 to the right as "Mottram Road", with a Morrisons on the left next to the M67, entering Godley and passing under the Glossop Line near Godley railway station and [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/9749 Godley Reservoir] . It passes through Hattersley, and mets the final junction of the M67 - junction 4 - at a [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/37840 roundabout] with the dual-carrigeway A560 (for Stockport). It resumes its trunk road status as "Hyde Road", passing through Mottram in Longdendale, where there are crossroads at traffic lights with the B6174. Leaving Mottram, it [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/453381 meets] the A6018 to the left (from Stalybridge) at traffic lights. It becomes "Mottram Moor" and at the next junction, it leaves to the right, with the A628 continuing straight on. It loses trunk road status and becomes "Woolley Lane", passing through part of Hollingworth. It crosses the River Etherow, entering Derbyshire and the High Peak district. It enters Brookfield and meets the A626 (for Marple) from the right. It passes under the Glossop Line, at the [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/225940 Dinting viaduct] , again near Dinting railway station as it passes through Dinting and the primary school. The A6016 leaves to the right and the road enters Glossop as "High Street West" passing a Tesco on the left. It meets the A624 (for Hayfield) and the B6105 at crossroads in the middle of the town, near the railway station. It becomes "High Street East", passing [http://www.highpeak.gov.uk/leisure/glossopLeisureCentre/ Glossop Leisure Centre] on the right. There is a roundabout and it becomes "Sheffield Road", then "Woodcock Road" as it leaves Glossop and enters the Peak District National Park (Dark Peak). There is a sharp bend to the right and it becomes "Snake Pass". It climbs up [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/214874 Holden Clough] and at [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/698719 Featherbed Moss] , it is [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/22692 crossed] by the Pennine Way at the [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/481671 summit] at 1550ft, with the hills of Bleaklow to the left and Kinder Scout to the right. Here it enters the National Trust's High Peak Estate. It passes the [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/37875 Doctor's Gate] and follows the [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/189191 Lady Clough] valley [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/431557 downhill] to a point where Lady Clough [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/393367 meets] the River Ashop, [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/5577 passing] the " [http://www.snakepassinn.co.uk Snake Pass Inn] " on the left. It follows the River Ashop closely to the north in the [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/198377 Woodlands Valley] for about four miles, and [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/189676 leaves] the High Peak Estate. It [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/218076 crosses] the River Alport.

It crosses Ladybower Reservoir at " [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/434003 Ashopton Bridge] ". It meets the A6013 (for Bamford) and passes the " [http://www.ladybower-inn.co.uk Ladybower Inn] ". It climbs the valley and passes over " [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/59079 Cutthroat Bridge] ". It is at about 1200ft as it enters South Yorkshire and the city of Sheffield. It follows down the hill as "Manchester Road" past [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/154786 Hollow Meadows] . Following the hill down into Sheffield, it passes the "New Norfolk Arms" on the left, with the [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/180062 Rivelin Dams] on the right with the Rivelin Rocks high on the left, and leaves the Peak District National Park. At the "Rivelin Mill Bridge" it crosses the River Rivelin and the A6101 leaves to the left. It [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/171316 passes] the " [http://www.sheffieldpubs.fsnet.co.uk/Business/pubs/bellhag.htm Bell Hagg Inn] " on the left, then the " [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/170045 Sportsman] " in Crosspool. It enters Tapton Hill and passes the [http://www.lydgate-junior.ik.org Lydgate Junior School] and [http://www.taptonschool.co.uk Tapton School] . It [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/170128 meets] "Fulwood Road" in Broomhill. The B6069 leaves to the right, and it becomes "Whitham Road". It passes [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/170149 Weston Hospital] and as "Western Bank", it passes Sheffield Children's Hospital then the Octagon Centre on the right and becomes the dual-carriageway "Brook Hill", [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2803 passing] straight through the University of Sheffield with its Arts Tower and Alfred Denny Building seen to the left, and the Hicks Building seen to the right. It becomes "Broad Lane" in Netherthorpe, passing the former Jessop Hospital and then St George's Church in Portobello (now part of Sheffield University). At a roundabout it passes the City Plaza, becoming "Tenter Street" then "Westbar Green". It becomes "West Bar", passing the Law Courts on the left, then the police headquarters and Castle Market on the right as "Bridge Street". It passes close to the River Don on "Castlegate", becoming "Exchange Place". It becomes the "Sheffield Parkway" (built in 1974), Sheffield's main route to the M1, meeting a roundabout.

heffield - Worksop

It meets the A6102 at a GSJ, near the Sheffield Park Academy. At Bowden Housteads Woods, it leaves to the right at a GSJ, passing Athelstan Primary School becoming [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/305166 single-carriageway] (three lanes). It passes the City School in Richmond and meets the B6064 at a roundabout, being followed by the Trans Pennine Trail. It passes Hackenthorpe and meets the B6053 (for Crystal Peaks) at a roundabout, becoming a short section of [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/194450 dual-carriageway] until another nearby [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/194455 roundabout] at Beighton. It [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/672097 crosses] the River Rother, entering the borough of Rotherham, and meets a roundabout. It crosses the Sheffield to Lincoln Line and at the roundabout at Swallownest with the former route (B6200) turns right onto "Aston Way". At Aston, it meets the A618 from the left, then the A618 leaves to the right at the next roundabout. The Aston Relief Road [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/162748 ends] where it meets the M1 at [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/162744 junction 31] , just after the junction for the former route (B6067). It becomes the dual-carriageway "Worksop Road", and now the level of traffic increases as it is a major east-west route. It becomes single-carriageway and [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/162733 meets] the B6463 from the left, near Todwick and " [http://www.pub-explorer.com/syorks/pub/redliontodwick.htm Red Lion Inn] ". At South Anston, it meets the B6059. It crosses a [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/125628 railway] and [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/128686 Lindrick Common] near Woodsetts.

Worksop - Lincoln

The five-mile £11.3m Worksop Southern Bypass opened in May 1986. It starts at the roundabout with the B6041 (for Gateford and the former route through Worksop). The next short section is dual-carriageway to the Shireoaks roundabout, which also has access to the Gateford and Dukeries industrial estates. It becomes single-carriageway and crosses the Sheffield to Lincoln Line, at the junction with the Robin Hood Line, and [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/693549 over] the Chesterfield Canal. It meets the A60 (for Worksop) at the "Rhodesia Roundabout", near Rhodesia and a Sainsbury's. The next short section, overlapping with the A60 and crossing the River Ryton, is dual-carriageway to the roundabout with the A60 (for Mansfield) and B6024, near the Total "Dukeries Garage", a McDonalds and the Worksop Little Chef. From here, it is single carriageway (excluding the A1 section). There is a roundabout with the B6034 (for Ollerton) near Worksop College and Portland School. It [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/113965 passes] the [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/235232 former site] of Manton Colliery, and a large B & Q depot on the left. There is a roundabout with the B6040 (former route through Worksop), which has access to Manton Wood Enterprise Zone. It passes a large Wilkinson depot on the left and goes through Clumber Park. It meets the A1 at the " [http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/projects/16861.aspx Apleyhead Junction] ", with the A614, also known as " [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/206497 Five Lanes End] ". The former roundabout was grade-separated in November 2007. Via the A1, it passes Elkesley and the Retford Gamston Airport, where it crosses the River Idle. Near to West Drayton it crosses the River Maun. At the next [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/173949 roundabout] with the A638 (for Retford) and B1164 (for West Markham) at Markham Moor (again [http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/projects/17146.aspx being] [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/547052 grade-separated] ) there is the " [http://www.markhamhotel.co.uk Markham Hotel] " and two Little Chefs, including [http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM1TJV one] designed by Sam Scorer with a hyperbolic paraboloid-shaped roof that was destined to be [http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2004/jan/05/arts.artsnews demolished] . It leaves up a hill to the left, passing East Markham, and crosses the East Coast Main Line. It meets the A6075 (for Tuxford and Ollerton) from the right [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/155919 near] Darlton where it passes [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/79429 St Gile's] church. There are turns for East Drayton to the left and Ragnall on the [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/382366 right] , and the power stations of Cottam and (former) High Marnham are to the north and south. It goes through Dunham on Trent, where it passes the "White Swan", " [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/149963 Bridge Inn] " and [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/50515 St Oswald's] church. It crosses the River Trent at Dunham Bridge (toll) where there are [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/502398 queues] , entering Lincolnshire and the district of West Lindsey as "Dunham Road". The [http://www.walkingontheweb.co.uk/defined%20routes/Trent%20Valley%20Way.htm Trent Valley Way] joins at Dunham and leaves to the south at the other end of the bridge. It [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/664227 meets] the A1133 (for Gainsborough) at Newton on Trent. There is a turn for Thorney to the right, and the road follows the boundary of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire for about two miles, until the junction with the B1190 at " [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/77087 Tom Otter's Bridge] ". The Fossdyke Navigation runs alongside from the junction with the A156, and the road becomes "Gainsborough Road" passing [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/497664 Drinsey Nook] . It enters Saxilby, passing the Total "Ottersbridge Service Station", crossing the Sheffield to Lincoln Line and [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/369705 Fossdyke] , passing the " [http://www.diningpubs.co.uk/pub_details.asp?id=319 Bridge Inn] " and meeting the B1241, for Sturton by Stow. It [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/89634 crosses] the River Till as "Lincoln Road". There is a roundabout for Burton and " [http://www.burtonwaters.co.uk Burton Waters Marina] ", then the road enters the borough of Lincoln near [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/121006 Bishop Bridge] and meets the A46 Lincoln Bypass at a roundabout. It enters Lincoln as "Carholme Road" passing the Total "Winning Post Service Station", then meets the B1273 Lincoln inner ring road, becoming "Newland", where it passes the [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/108767 offices] of [http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk Lincolnshire County Council] on the left. It follows the dual-carriageway "Wigford Way" next to Brayford Pool and the University of Lincoln, over the River Witham, where it meets the B1262 "High Street". It becomes "St Mary's Street" and passes the train station on the right. It splits into "Oxford Street", "Pelham Street" and "Norman Street" where it meets the A15 at "Pelham Bridge", close to the large Siemens engineering company.

Trivia

Def Leppard drummer, Rick Allen lost his arm in a car wreck on this road, shortly before they started recording Hysteria, their fourth album. He still records and tours with Def Leppard.

External links

* [http://www.j31.co.uk/index.html Guide to the area around junction 31 of the M1]
* [http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/roadlists/f99/57.shtml A57 at "SABRE"]


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