A657 road

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A657 road
Route information
Length: 8 mi (13 km)
Major junctions
East end: Bramley
53°48′15″N 1°37′15″W / 53.8042°N 1.6209°W / 53.8042; -1.6209 (A657 road (eastern end))
West end: Saltaire
53°50′07″N 1°47′39″W / 53.8354°N 1.7941°W / 53.8354; -1.7941 (A657 road (western end))
Road network

The A657 is an A road in West Yorkshire, England that begins in Bramley and ends in Saltaire near Shipley. The road is approximately 8 miles (13 km) long.

The road starts from the Bramley Town End (Stanningley By-Pass junction) and ends at the junction with the A650 at Saltaire.

History[edit]

Much of the A657 was originally the Shipley and Bramley Turnpike, with toll gates at Windhill Bar, Greengates Bar and Rodley Lane Bar.[1]

In 2010, funding was secured to replace the roundabout at Saltaire (where the A657 ends) by a new traffic light system.[2] The development was completed at the end of 2013, but opinion was divided on whether the change was an improvement.[3]

Places along the A657[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shipley and Bramley Turnpike". Leeds Intelligencer. 1848-11-11. Retrieved 2015-01-18. Subscription or UK public library membership required
  2. ^ Meneaud, Mark (2010-12-24). "Work to start on Saltaire roundabout scheme". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 2015-01-18. 
  3. ^ Tate, Chris (2014-12-26). "Improvements to Saltaire traffic blackspot still divide opinion". Retrieved 2015-01-18. 

Coordinates: 53°49′46″N 1°41′59″W / 53.8294°N 1.6996°W / 53.8294; -1.6996 (A657 road)