|Distance:||4 miles (6.4 km)|
|Meets:||A174, A1130, A66, A19, A1046|
|Former Number(s):||A174, A1130|
|Route outline (key)|
The A1032 is an urban A-road to the west of Middlesbrough town centre.
The road starts at a complicated GSJ on the A174 in the Hemlington area of town. The road heads north, initially dual but narrows as it passes Acklam Cemetery. Soon visible on the right - quite unexpectedly - is a fairly ornate gateway with avenue of trees behind: this leads to Acklam Hall, which was a school in the 20th century and is currently under redevelopment.
The road continues into the centre of Acklam, where it meets two branches of the A1130, before continuing on to reach the West Lane Hospital. Here the original route of the road ahead has been severed by the A66 so the A1032 bears right to cross that road at a large roundabout GSJ. On the far side the road crosses the iconic Newport Bridge, which goes over the railway line to Middlesbrough and then the River Tees. This section used to lift to allow river traffic to pass through but owing to lack of demand the bridge has been fixed shut although the lifting mechanism remains.