A6195 road

A6195 shield

A6195
Route information
Length10 mi (20 km)
Major junctions
FromTankersley, South Yorkshire
ToShafton
Location
Primary
destinations
Grimethorpe, Darfield, South Yorkshire, Brampton Bierlow, Hoyland
Road network

The A6195 road runs through the Dearne Valley in South Yorkshire.

History

The road is mainly newly constructed, being built to regenerate the former coal-mining areas of Barnsley in the late 1990s. It has many at-grade roundabouts, and no grade-separated junctions. It is not so much a through-route, but for local access. A lot of the road, often at junctions, looks half-finished. Most of it looks like a spine access road on a typical industrial estate.

The area was given Enterprise Zone status in the mid-1990s.

Construction

The Dearne Towns Link Road (the dual-carriageway section) was officially opened on Monday 12 October 1998 by Richard Caborn, Minister for the Environment. It was built by AMEC Civil Engineering Ltd and VHE. It cost £30m. The route was planned by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council.

Work started on the Little Houghton and Grimethorpe section in mid-2002. The A628 Shafton bypass opened on 30 October 2003.[1]

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