|From:||Becontree Heath (TQ489868)|
|Distance:||2.9 miles (4.7 km)|
|Meets:||A124, A1112, B191, B177, A118|
|Route outline (key)|
The A1083 is a short A-road in east London. Originally the B176, it gained its current number in 1925.
The route starts at a signalised crossroads opposite Becontree Heath Leisure Centre, where it meets the A124 and A1112. It heads west along the residential Green Lane. The unclassified but D2 Valence Avenue is crossed at traffic lights and the road continues west, meeting two B-roads en route. As the road draws near to Ilford, the A118, which has always been close to the north, gets closer and presently the A1083 road turns right at a mini-roundabout to join it at the Green Lane / High Road gyratory which marks the end of our route.
1985 saw the opening of a new flyover crossing of the Great Eastern railway line, running north from a roundabout on the A118 200 m west of this terminus. Named Griggs Approach, the new road was initially classified as an extension of the A1083, but lost this number 20 years later.