|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||West Thurrock (TQ588777)|
|Distance:||2.7 miles (4.3 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The A1090, a short link road in south Essex, was created in 2013.
It runs along the Purfleet Bypass and London Road, then turns right just after the A282 flies over, taking St Clements Way, Oliver Close, Oliver Road and Stoneness Road, bypassing West Thurrock and running through industrial estates, before ending on the A126. It meets the former A1090 route at right angles at Stonehouse Corner.
For years, the Purfleet Bypass was an unusual example of an unclassified bypass. It was A126 from the mid-1920s, being a contemporary of the A1306, but lost its A-road status when the A126 was diverted northwards from West Thurrock to meet the current A13 when the Lakeside Shopping Centre opened at the start of the 1990s.