|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Cramlington northern bypass (NZ258787)|
|Distance:||3.1 miles (5 km)|
|Meets:||A192, A1172, B1326, B1319, A19, B1505, A189|
|Route outline (key)|
The A1171 is a road through the New Town of Cramlington in Northumberland.
The road leaves Cramlington's northern bypass (the A192) and heads south along a typical New Town distributor, with no buildings lining the road and a suspicious-looking verge to the right suggesting an unbuilt northbound carriageway. Initially the road appears rural, with an industrial estate to the right and housing estate some distance to the left.
The road crosses a roundabout providing access to these estates; from the shape of the roundabout it would appear that the (unclassified) road crossing was planned to be the main through route. The A1171 continues south, still apparently through open country to the next roundabout, from where the A1172 heads right towards Northumberlandia and the A1 whilst the B1326 heads left into the old village centre. We continue ahead, skirting the town centre and joining the original line of the B1319 at the next roundabout.
The road heads due south once more. It becomes dual carriageway at the next roundabout and runs through a housing estate to reenter open country at a further roundabout. This is part of a dumbbell GSJ providing access to the A19; the eastbound offslip joins just south of this roundabout whilst the westbound on- and offslips join the next roundabout south, which also provides access to the B1319 south into Dudley. There is no eastbound onslip but the A1171 turns left to run parallel to the A19 to meet the B1505 at a mini-roundabout; that road heads back north again. We turn right to end immediately afterwards at a large roundabout where the A19 and A189 cross.