|From:||Broadhall Way (TL238226)|
|To:||Verity Way (TL253262)|
|Via:||Gunnels Wood Road|
|Distance:||4 miles (6.4 km)|
|Meets:||A602, A1070, A1155, A602, A1155|
|Route outline (key)|
The A1072 is an L-shaped road in the Hertfordshire New Town of Stevenage. It is dual-carriageway for its entire length.
The road starts on the southern edge of town at a roundabout on the A602 spur to A1(M) J7. It heads north along Gunnels Wood Road past the warehouses and out-of-town retail park of this part of Stevenage. The A1070 for the town centre is met at a grade-separated roundabout; unusually the mainline through the tunnel is only S2. This is the only GSJ on the A1072 and it quickly comes to a halt at the next roundabout with the A1155.
The next roundabout, with an unclassified road, marks the boundary between retail and residential. The road passes between two housing estates and bears round to the right, going over the East Coast Main Line and meeting the mainline of the A602 at the next roundabout. Now heading east along Martins Way the road goes under the B197 (former A1 Great North Road) and continues through the suburbs. It ends on the second roundabout from here, where the A1175 comes in from the right and also ends. The road ahead, the continuation of Martins Way, is S2 but has enough space to be D2, suggesting that the A1072 would have continued ahead.