|From:||Marina Way (NZ510340)|
|To:||West View Road (NZ515344)|
|Distance:||0.5 miles (0.7 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The A1048 is a short link road to the north of Hartlepool town centre. It starts in an industrial area of the town at a roundabout (crossed by a railway bridge) on the A179. From here it heads northeastward (signposted "Headland") for half a mile before ending at a junction with the A1049 where that road TOTSOs westbound.
Originally the A1048 started in the centre of what was then called West Hartlepool, at a crossroads just west of Christ Church where four roads met: the others were the A178, A179, and A689. It then headed north along Clarence and Lancaster Roads. This section is now unclassified as it has been bypassed by the A689 / A179 Marina Way and it is only the A1048's northern section, Cleveland Way, which now retains that number.