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A6030 road
Length (miles) 4.9
Length (km) 7.9
Direction South
Start Belgrave
End Stoneygate
Roads joined UK road A563.PNG A563 road
UK road A6.svg A6 road
UK road A607.PNG A607 road
UK road A47.svg A47 road
UK road A6.svg A6 road

The A6030 is a small ring-road entirely within the built-up central area of Leicester, from the A563 at its roundabout with the A6 near Belgrave, south-east over the A607 to cross the A47 at Highfields, turning south past Leicester General Hospital and the Leicestershire Golf Club to meet the A6 again at Stoneygate near Oadby.

The road is a useful part of the route from the M1 at its junction with the M69 (M1/J21) to the A47 heading towards Peterborough and beyond, effectively "plugging the gap" in the A563 ring-road between the A6 at Oadby and the A47 at Highfields.

The section of road between Gipsy Lane and the A563 has recently been built to make it easier for traffic to get to Oadby and the A6, otherwise they would have had to use the unfinished A563 to get to Oadby. The small section of road between Red Hill Circle and the A607 still has the 'A6030' road name but the rest of the old road has been downgraded. The stretch between Red Hill Circle and Gypsy Lane was originally the A6 (Loughborough Road).

The A6030 was meant to be the eastern half of the A563 at one stage. At its north-west end, where the A6030 effectively turns off to the north, there is a nice strip of land as far as the railway line (which has now had a housing estate with cul-de-sacs built on it, you can still see where the road would have gone). The A6030 would then have obliterated Canon Street and Ratcliffe Street, continued West over the River Soar, lining up with Corporation Road and then Beaumont Leys Lane. This would then have curved, approximating the later line of Strasbourg Drive, to line up perfectly with the western half of the A563.

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