A586 road

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

A586 road shield

A586 road
Route information
Length: 13 mi (21 km)
Road network

The A586 is a road in England, which runs from Garstang to Blackpool, in Lancashire.

The road runs a total distance of 13 miles (21 km), in a roughly east-west direction, and is both urban and rural in character. It begins near Churchtown (53°52′53″N 2°46′49″W / 53.8813°N 2.7804°W / 53.8813; -2.7804 (A586 road (eastern end))), south of Garstang and just east of Catterall, as a junction on the A6 Preston Lancaster New Road, immediately to the north of Kirkland Bridge. It runs as a winding rural single-lane road 2 miles (3.2 km) south west to St Michael's on Wyre, where it crosses the River Wyre. Becoming Garstang Road, it runs west, bypassing Great Eccleston and Little Eccleston, and sharing with the A585 as Garstang New Road between Larbreck and Little Singleton, about 4 miles (6.4 km) past St Michael's On Wyre. This is a wider, straighter stretch of road. The road splits from the A585 after approximately 1 mile (1.6 km), at the Five Lane Ends in Little Singleton, and enters the outskirts Poulton-le-Fylde as Garstang Road East. From here, the road becomes progressively more urban. After 3.5 miles (5.6 km), as Poulton Road it crosses the A587 at the Plymouth Road roundabout, and becomes Westcliffe Drive as it passes through Layton, and Talbot Road shortly after. The road continues as Talbot Road past Blackpool North railway station, and passes through the town centre one-way system, eventually terminating at Talbot Square (53°49′08″N 3°03′21″W / 53.8188°N 3.0558°W / 53.8188; -3.0558 (A586 road (western end))), where it meets the A584 and A583 next to the North Pier.

Coordinates: 53°51′13″N 2°54′41″W / 53.8535°N 2.9115°W / 53.8535; -2.9115 (A586 road)