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The A657 is an A road in West Yorkshire, England that begins in Bramley and ends in Saltaire near Shipley. The road is approximately 8 miles (13 km) long.

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A657
Between Bramley and Rodley as Rodley Lane
Route information
Length8 mi (13 km)
Major junctions
East endBramley
53°48′15″N 1°37′15″W / 53.8042°N 1.6209°W / 53.8042; -1.6209 (A657 road (eastern end))
West endSaltaire
53°50′07″N 1°47′39″W / 53.8354°N 1.7941°W / 53.8354; -1.7941 (A657 road (western end))
Road network

The road starts from the Bramley Town End (Stanningley By-Pass junction) and ends at the junction with the A650 at Saltaire.

HistoryEdit

Much of the A657 was originally the Shipley and Bramley Turnpike, with toll gates at Windhill Bar, Greengates Bar and Rodley Lane Bar.[1]

In 2010, funding was secured to replace the roundabout at Saltaire (where the A657 ends) by a new traffic light system.[2] The development was completed at the end of 2013, but opinion was divided on whether the change was an improvement.[3]

Places along the A657Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Shipley and Bramley Turnpike". Leeds Intelligencer. 11 November 1848. Retrieved 18 January 2015.Subscription or UK public library membership required
  2. ^ Meneaud, Mark (24 December 2010). "Work to start on Saltaire roundabout scheme". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  3. ^ Tate, Chris (26 December 2014). "Improvements to Saltaire traffic blackspot still divide opinion". Retrieved 18 January 2015.
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Coordinates: 53°49′46″N 1°41′59″W / 53.8294°N 1.6996°W / 53.8294; -1.6996 (A657 road)