|Distance:||2.3 miles (3.7 km)|
|Meets:||A174, A66, A1085, A65|
|Route outline (key)|
The A1053 is a largely industrial A-road in north Yorkshire.
The road starts at a roundabout on the A174 just to the west of Lazenby. It heads north as trunk dual carriageway and passes to the west of the Teesside Power Station; this can be accessed from a LILO on the southbound carriageway.
A roundabout is soon reached where the road crosses the A1085 and provides access to the power station and a chemical plant, followed by another roundabout just afterwards, which is at the eastern end of the A66. We lose trunk status at one of these roundabouts, although exactly which is unclear.
After meeting the A66 enter Teesport, although we're still a public road at this point. We do narrow to S2 although for this stretch the road can't actually decide how wide it is. We dual again to pass under a gantry and freight-only railway line serving the adjacent steelworks, then widen again for the same reason after going round a right-hand bend; there's also a crossroads here serving what appears to be industrial dereliction. The road then runs parallel to the Middlesbrough to Saltburn railway line before widening a final time to go over it, although this time we're only D1. On the far side of the bridge we reach the Teesport security checkpoint, where the classified road ends. Although signs warn that access to the general public is prohibited, the only place to turn round is at the roundabout on the far side of the checkpoint.