|To:||Stanford le Hope (TQ681828)|
|Distance:||5.4 miles (8.7 km)|
|Meets:||A126, B149, B188, A13, A128, B1007, A1014, A13|
|Route outline (key)|
The A1013 is an A-road in south Essex. Although it is relatively short it is actually much longer than it was when first classified.
The road starts on a one-way loop on the A126 in the centre of Grays. It heads northeast then north out of town, before it TOTSOs right at traffic lights onto a dual carriageway. This marks the original end of the A1013, where it met the A13; when that road was upgraded the A1013 was extended east along its former route.
As such the A1013 heads east along a short stretch of dual-carriageway before bearing left at the next roundabout to become S2 once more. After crossing a bridge over the A1089 (although there is no junction here - traffic for that road should have stayed on the A126) the current line of the A13 is met and the two roads run parallel as far as the next roundabout, a GSJ for the A13 which also provides access to the A128; eastbound A1013 traffic has to run round the majority of the roundabout and cross the A13 twice. There is then another mile or so of the two roads running parallel before a road leads off to the right at traffic lights leading to Stanford-le-Hope: this is the original line of the A13 but the village was soon bypassed and so the A1013 bears left onto the first A13 bypass, ending at the next roundabout where it meets the A1014 and A13 again.