|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 create problems during poor weather in winter and the road is sometimes closed due to snow or high winds.
The road starts to the east of Manchester at the end of the M67 motorway and A57 road. It passes through Mottram in Longdendale, Hollingworth and Tintwistle (where there are plans for a bypass) and then through Longdendale and the Peak District National Park to Crowden and Salter's Brook Bridge where the road leaves Derbyshire and enters Barnsley Metropolitan Borough From its summit the road descends through Millhouse Green, Thurlstone, around Penistone before joining the M1 motorway at Junction 37.
The route through Longdendale and proposed improvements, the Longdendale Bypass plans, are (as of 2008) a matter of great debate.
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- "A628 Road Watch". Save Swallow's Wood. Retrieved 27 January 2008.
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