|Length:||38.2 mi (61.5 km)|
|West end:||Mottram Moor, Hollingworth (A57 near M67)
| A57 road
|East end:||Pontefract (A639)
The A628 is a major road in the north of England connecting Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire by crossing the Pennine chain of hills by way of the Woodhead Pass through the Peak District National Park. The height and the exposure of the road often creates problems during poor weather in winter and the road is sometimes closed due to snowfall or high winds. There are plans for a bypass around Mottram in Longdendale, Hollingworth and Tintwistle.
The road starts to the East of Manchester at the end of the M67 motorway and A57 road. It currently passes through Mottram in Longdendale, Hollingworth and Tintwistle (where there are plans for a bypass) and then up through the valley of Longdendale and the Peak District National Park to Crowden to Salter's Brook Bridge. From the summit the road descends through Millhouse Green, Thurlstone, around Penistone joining the M1 motorway at Junction 37.
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The route goes through Longdendale and proposed improvements, the Longdendale Bypass plans, are (as of 2008) a matter of great debate.
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