|From:||Scunthorpe (W) (SE862111)|
|To:||South Killingholme (TA138155)|
|Via:||Barton upon Humber|
|Length:||25.5 miles (41 km)|
|Meets:||M181, A18, B1216, B1430, A1029, B1430, B1207, B1204, A15, B1218, B1402, B1206, B1211, A160|
|Former Number(s):||B1217, B1218, B1219, A160, B1211|
|Old route now:||B1430, B1207|
|Route outline (key)|
The A1077 is a U-shaped A-road in north Lincolnshire.
The road starts to the west of Scunthorpe at a roundabout at the northern end of the M181, where it also meets the A18. Initially heading north, the road soon turns eastwards to form the Scunthorpe northern bypass, a multi-roundabouted road passing heavy and light industry. The A1029 eastern "bypass" is met at the final roundabout, where the road turns northwards once again.
After crossing a freight-only railway line the road climbs onto Risby Warren and goes over the top of the hill before zigzagging through Roxby to reach Winterton. Originally the road went through the village but now it detours to bypass it, heading along dead-straight roads northwards and eastwards before another sharp bend takes us northwards onto Ermine Street then eastwards along the right bank of the Humber. We cross the New River Axholme at Ferriby Sluice before reaching the village of South Ferriby (North Ferriby is on the other side of the Humber; presumably a ferry connected the two but this no longer runs).
We zigzag through the village and climb steeply away from the Humber. A mile or so across the fields takes us to a roundabout GSJ on the A15 just to the south of the Humber Bridge. There are some laybys just before the roundabout; these are used by drivers who do not wish to pay the bridge tolls to park in.
On the far side of the A15 we enter Barton-upon-Humber. We TOTSO right at a mini-roundabout to multiplex with the B1218 along Holydyke. We then continue east out of town to pass the Kimberly-Clark factory and cross a few fields to reach Barrow-upon-Humber. We TOTSO right at a roundabout to zigzag through the village streets to reach the B1206 (former A15) on the far edge of town; this is crossed at a staggered crossroads.
Now heading southeastwards we head along a straight road through Thornton Curtis to Wootton where we TOTSO left to avoid an unclassified road into the village centre. A couple more bends take us to a T-junction on the western edge of Ulceby. We TOTSO left to multiplex with the B1211 into the village centre. That road leaves to the right then we leave the village and a few hundred yards later cross a level crossing on the Barton Line by Ulceby station, which unusually has one platform although the line here is double-track. We continue east for about another mile before ending at a T-junction on the A160.
The A1077 came into existence in the mid-1920s as the upgrade of a couple of local Class II roads. It originally started in the centre of Scunthorpe at a triple-point with the A1076 and A1029 then headed north via the centre of Winterton as far as Barton-upon-Humber along what was the B1217. It then took over a short stretch of B1218 in the town centre before taking the former B1219 to end on the A15 (now B1206) on the far side of Barrow-upon-Humber.
In the 1970s the A160, which the A1077 originally met in Barrow, was rerouted to serve Immingham and so the A1077 took over that road's former route to end to the south of Wootton. With the construction of the current A160 the A1077 was diverted away from the centre of Wootton, taking over part of the B1211 into Ulceby then part of the rerouted A160 to meet the current A160.
Bypasses of Winterton and Scunthorpe have given the A1077 its current route.