|To:||Seal Sands (NZ506238)|
|Distance:||3.7 miles (6 km)|
|Meets:||A19, A689, A178|
|Route outline (key)|
The A1185 is a link road to the north of Billingham on Teesside.
The road starts at a roundabout on the A689 near Wolviston. This roundabout was originally a GSJ on the A19 as can be seen by the flared carriageways to the north and south. The A19 still has an interest in the roundabout as the old southbound carriageway forms a southbound offslip (the northbound carriageway still exists but only as farm access).
The A1185 heads east, initially as dual-carriageway as it skirts the urban area. A gap in the central reservation provides access to a dualled unclassified distributor, after which our road becomes S2. We go round a right-hand bend with open fields to the left and houses off to the right before open country is reached properly. We pass through a country park before going over the Durham Coast Line.
The industry of Teesside now becomes visible ahead, with the North York Moors behind it. The road follows a flat, curving line across the coastal marshes and presently reach a roundabout on the A178 on Seal Sands. The A1185 ends here, with the road ahead providing access to heavy industry.