A62
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Standedge seen from the top of nearby Pule Hill. The A62 cutting and Redbrook Reservoir can be seen
Route information
Length39.46 mi[1] (63.50 km)
Major junctions
West end53°29′06″N 2°13′58″W / 53.4849°N 2.2327°W / 53.4849; -2.2327
Manchester
East end53°47′16″N 1°34′15″W / 53.7878°N 1.5709°W / 53.7878; -1.5709
Leeds
Location
Primary
destinations
Oldham
Huddersfield
Liversedge
Road network

The A62 is a major road in Northern England that runs between the two major cities of Leeds and Manchester, covering a distance of 38.5 miles (62.0 km).

Route

The A62 begins at a junction with the A58 road as Gelderd Road in Leeds. It runs through West Yorkshire, passing through Birstall, Heckmondwike, Liversedge, Huddersfield, Linthwaite, Slaithwaite, and Marsden. It crosses the Pennines at Stanedge, and continues through Saddleworth and into Oldham. From there, the A62 runs into Manchester as Oldham Street and Oldham Road through Failsworth, ending at the Manchester Inner Ring Road.

History

It is paralleled by part of the M62 Trans-Pennine motorway. Prior to the building of the M62, the A62 was the main trans-Pennine road between Oldham and Huddersfield. The M62 is numbered after the A62 and now takes most of the long-distance traffic between Manchester and Leeds.

References

  1. ^ "Directions to Gelderd Rd/A62". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 4 May 2013.

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