|From:||West Ham (TQ394837)|
|To:||Canning Town (TQ398808)|
|Distance:||2.2 miles (3.5 km)|
|Meets:||A112, A124, A13, A1020|
|Former Number(s):||B164, A1010|
|Old route now:||A1020|
|Route outline (key)|
The A1011 is a short link road in east London.
Starting at traffic lights on the A112 New Plaistow Road the A1011 heads south along Manor Road. It bears sharply left under a low bridge carrying a disused railway line and the Northern Outfall Sewer before running parallel to the DLR to another railway bridge, this time still in use by trains, at West Ham station. The road continues to follow the DLR southwards past Star Lane station to a roundabout where it meets the A124 and the grade-separated A13.
The road continues south along Silvertown Way. Traffic lights provide access to a simple GSJ leading to Victoria Dock Road whilst the A1011 continues on an elevated section over the DLR and a roundabout on the A1020. The road then descends under the Emirates Air Line to reach the slip roads carrying the A1020. The A1011 ends here with the A1020 taking the route ahead.
In 1922, the A1011 started on the A1010 Victoria Dock Road just to the north of its current bridge across the DLR before heading round the south of Victoria Dock, to meet the A1010 again in North Woolwich.
When the A1010 was abolished after World War II, the A1011 was extended north along that road's former route to meet the A13, and then extended further along the ex-B164 as far as the A112 in West Ham. At a similar time, the A1020 Lower Lea Crossing was being constructed; this road took on the original eastern end of the A1011 meaning that very little of the route is now original.