|To:||Manor Road (TL711063)|
|Via:||Victoria Road, High Bridge Road|
|Distance:||1.3 miles (2 km)|
|Meets:||A1060, B1008, B1137, A1060|
|Route outline (key)|
The road starts at a roundabout to the east of Central Park and heads north along Victoria Road South. It crosses Duke Street (which leads to the station) via two mini-roundabouts and then runs along Victoria Road, which soon heads due east.
The B1008 is met at traffic lights, after which the road goes through a retail park before crossing the River Chelmer. A signalised crossroads is then met, where the B1137 heads off to the left whilst the A1099 TOTSOs right onto the original line of the A12. This is left at the next roundabout, which appears to be in one of those edge-of-town shopping areas, where the A1099 turns left to run along High Bridge Road. The Chelmer is crossed again, after which the road serves a shopping centre before crossing the River Can. The road ends at the next roundabout, back on the A1060.
Unclassified in 1922, the A1099 number came into existence in the late 1920s as a short road skirting Chelmsford town centre (it only gained city status in 2012) to the north. It linked the A414 Duke Street with the A12 Springfield Road via Victoria Road.
Further improvements to Chelmsford's road layout and the construction of the A1060 Parkway have lengthened the A1099 at both ends, turning the road into a loop.