|To:||Port Clarence (NZ500216)|
|Distance:||4.4 miles (7.1 km)|
|Meets:||A1305, A19, A1032, B1275, A178|
|Route outline (key)|
The A1046 is a relatively short A-road through the industry of Teesside.
The road starts on a gyratory on the A1305 Stockton ring road (although originally it started on the High Street which was the A19) and heads east on the left bank of the Tees. It becomes dual-carriageway at the first roundabout and retains this status as it goes under the A19 Tees Viaduct, which it accesses via a roundabout GSJ and meets the A1032 immediately afterwards.
Now S2 once more the road crosses the Billingham Beck to pass light industry and then the Billingham chemical works (where a pipeline crosses over the road) to start looping round a bend in the River Tees. It goes under a freight-only railway line then meets the B1275 at traffic lights.
Now heading back south alongside the railway line, the road passes through High Clarence, an unusual settlement where all the houses are on side streets leaving the A1046 looking semi-rural. We move seamlessly into Port Clarence, which does occasionally have buildings lining the street, and end at a TOTSO on the A178 at the northern end of the transporter bridge.