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A671 road
Length (miles) 35
Length (km) 56
Direction South - North
Start Oldham
53°32′18″N 2°06′58″W / 53.5384°N 2.1162°W / 53.5384; -2.1162 (A671 road (southern end))
Primary destinations* Rochdale
Burnley
End Worston
53°52′35″N 2°21′35″W / 53.8763°N 2.3596°W / 53.8763; -2.3596 (A671 road (northern end))
Roads joined
Notes
* Primary destinations as specified by the Department for Transport.

The A671 is a road in the North West of England, that runs between Oldham, Greater Manchester and Worston, near Clitheroe, Lancashire. Major towns on the route include Rochdale and Burnley. The road is approximately 35 miles (56 km) long. Between Burnley and the A59, the A671 has primary status.

The section of road between Burnley and Whalley has been identified as one of the UK's ten most dangerous roads, with 48 serious or fatal collisions between 2000-2005.[1]

Route

The southern end of the road, formerly part of the A627[2], was the main route from Oldham to Rochdale until it was bypassed by the A627(M) motorway in 1972. Between Rochdale and Bacup, the road passes through the small town of Whitworth. The 3-mile (4.8 km) section through the town is called Market Street, and has several speed cameras as well as being the scene of a number of accidents.[3]

The road passes through the centre of Bacup, where it crosses the A681. It then crosses Deerplay Moor, and crosses the A646 before reaching Burnley. North of Burnley the A671 is a primary road. There is a junction with the M65 motorway (junction 10) before the road passes through Padiham, a small town within the borough of Burnley. The A671 forms the main street through the town.[4] Beyond Padiham is a stretch of the road known as the Devils Elbow, near the village of Read.[5] Further to the north-west there is the junction with the A680.

The road then bypasses Whalley, and ends at a roundabout, joining the A59 near Barrow. 2 miles (3.2 km) further north-east, the road leaves the A59. This section of the A671 is non-primary and forms a loop through the town of Clitheroe, which is bypassed by the A59 to the south and east of the town. It heads to the north through Clitheroe, and heads east as it leaves the town, terminating at another junction with the A59 again near Worston.

References


Coordinates: 53°43′08″N 2°11′56″W / 53.7190°N 2.1988°W / 53.7190; -2.1988 (A671 road)

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