What was the route of the old A12 through Ipswich?

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What was the route of the old A12 through Ipswich?

Post by qwertyK » Thu Jul 29, 2021 17:22

I know it ran along the A1214, but from there, where did it go? Onto the A1156 Felixstowe Road, then down to the junction where the A14 currently meets with the northbound A12?

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Re: What was the route of the old A12 through Ipswich?

Post by Ritchie333 » Thu Jul 29, 2021 17:29

qwertyK wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 17:22
I know it ran along the A1214, but from there, where did it go? Onto the A1156 Felixstowe Road, then down to the junction where the A14 currently meets with the northbound A12?
What do you mean by "old"? The original route was London Road, St Matthew's Street, Westgate Street, Tavern Street, Northgate Street, Great Colman Street and Woodbridge Road, per the 1923 MOT maps on SABRE. It was routed onto the first bypass (which opened as A1114 (Ipswich) c. 1929) in 1934 (see 1934 Ten Mile Map).
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From the SABRE Wiki: A1114 (Ipswich) :

The A1114 number was allocated to the first Ipswich Bypass, which opened around 1929. Its original route ran around the north side of the town, from London Road to Woodbridge Road, meeting the A12 at both ends.

The road was quickly extended clockwise to meet the then-A139 Felixstowe Road near Priory Heath. Then in 1935 the earlier

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