A684 road

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A684 road
Route information
Length: 70 mi (110 km)
Major junctions
West end: Kendal
54°19′49″N 2°44′29″W / 54.3303°N 2.7413°W / 54.3303; -2.7413 (A684 road (western end))
  A6 A6 road
[ M 6  ] M6 motorway
A683 A683 road
A6108 A6108 road
A1 A1 road
A167 A167 road
A19 A19 road
East end: Ellerbeck (A19 road)
54°22′07″N 1°19′15″W / 54.3685°N 1.3209°W / 54.3685; -1.3209 (A684 road (eastern end))
Location
Primary
destinations
:
Bedale, Kendal, Leyburn, Northallerton
Road network

The A684 is an A road that runs through Cumbria and North Yorkshire, starting at Kendal, Cumbria and ending at Ellerbeck and the A19 road in North Yorkshire. It crosses the full width of the Yorkshire Dales, passing through Garsdale and the full length of Wensleydale.

It has primary status for the short length between Kendal and junction 37 of the M6 motorway, though even this primary section involves two hills and some tricky twists. East of the M6, the road descends the "Black Horse" hill and passes through Sedbergh where there is a short diversion to avoid the main street and a difficult right-angled bend. Another right-angled bend 6 miles (9.7 km) east at Garsdale Hall, and a narrow bridge approaching Hawes can cause difficulties for large vehicles.
Flooding can be a problem after heavy rain, especially at Appersett, near Hawes, and heavy snow can close the road temporarily at the Black Horse hill and in Garsdale.

On 16 July 2014 the Department of Transport announced the go-ahead for a A684 bypass in North Yorkshire.[1]

Settlements on the road[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "£29 million for North Yorkshire bypass". Department of Transport. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 54°17′47″N 2°01′00″W / 54.2964°N 2.0167°W / 54.2964; -2.0167 (A684 road)