A624 road

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A624 road
Route information
Maintained by Derbyshire County Council / Highways Agency
Length: 9.0 mi[1] (14.5 km)
Major junctions
North end: A57 in Glossop
  A57 A57 road
UK road A6016.PNG A6016 road
A6015 A6015 road
UK road B6062.png B6062 road
UK road B5470.png B5470 road
South end: B5470 in Town End, Chapel-en-le-Frith
Location
Primary
destinations
:
Glossop;
Buxton (A6)
Road network

The A624 road is a trunk road in the English county of Derbyshire. It connects Glossop to Chapel-en-le-Frith passing through Chunal, Hayfield, and New Smithy.

Route (north to south)[edit]

The very top of the trunk road in Glossop
The road passing through Chunal

The road begins at the crossroads in central Glossop consisting of the A57 High Street East and West, the B6105 northbound and the A624 southbound. It moves through Charlestown and on up Chunal hill, past the Grouse Inn and the Monk's Road turning. Down the other side it passes under Lantern Pike, through Little Hayfield, before going through Hayfield on a relief flyover, passing the junction with the A6015. It continues southwards, climbing to Peep o' Day farm before descending to a TOTSO junction in the hamlet of New Smithy, beyond which the route is mainly through built-up areas. It passes under twin railway viaducts at Chapel Milton before crossing Black Brook and running down Hayfield Road and finishing at Town End in Chapel-en-le-Frith.

Some parts of the route parallel the A6, especially near Chinley and Chapel. Local bus routes 61, 62, 64 and 69 use the road as a transportation corridor; there are many bus stops along the route.

History and improvements[edit]

Early 1950s pre-motorway map showing the old routes of local roads including the A624

The former path of the A624 followed some segments of the modern-day A6 in between Chapel-en-le-Frith and Buxton. What is now the A5004, but used to be part of the A6, had steep gradients and large amounts of traffic and became unsuitable. The A624 was cut to its present extent as an alternative to the choked-up former A6. The A6 was then moved to the route previously occupied by the A624 to Buxton from Chapel-en-le-Frith. The need for traffic to move through each town was then removed when a bypass was constructed for Whaley Bridge and Chapel (now the A6).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Driving directions to Hayfield Rd". Google maps. Google. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing