|From:||North Stifford (TQ607803)|
|Distance:||1.5 miles (2.4 km)|
|Meets:||A13, A1306, A126|
|Route outline (key)|
The A1012 is a short link road in south Essex.
The road starts at a GSJ on the A13 in North Stifford and heads south along a short dualled section to another roundabout on the original line of the A13 (now A1306 to the west and unclassified to the east). The road continues south along Elizabeth Road (although its original route was the parallel Hogg Lane).
The road heads south along a typical urban arterial to meet the A126 at the next roundabout, which is where things get a bit confusing. The original A126 followed the railway line and did not detour north as it does now. However, surely the rerouting would mean that the southern section of the A1012 would also be renumbered A126? Whereas signage agrees with the latter point mapping (including the one to the right) does not and so it is possible that the A1012 continues south, soon rejoining its original line, to end at a roundabout in Grays on what is certainly numbered A126.