A122 (Epping - Chelmsford)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||16.1 miles (25.9 km)|
|Met (1922):||A11, A113, A1016, A414|
|Now part of:||B181, A414, B1007|
|Route outline (key)|
The A122 was a casualty in the saga of the convoluted and much-rerouted A414.
It originally started on the A11 (now B1393) in Epping and ran eastwards to Chelmsford, along what's currently the B181 to Tyler's Green and then A414 via Chipping Ongar. The former route of the A122 through Writtle is now bypassed and New London Road in Chelmsford the B1007. The road ended on the then-A414 High Street.
With the construction of the M11 in the 1970s the A122 was diverted along a formerly unclassified road from Tyler's Green to meet the new motorway at J7; the old road to Epping became the A1161. Then the route of the A414 between Harlow and Chelmsford was switched from its former course (mostly now the A1060) to a more southerly one taking in part of the former A11 and all of the A122 as it then stood. The A1161 is now part of the B181.