The A1304 is a very straight road through the Suffolk town of Newmarket. It is the former route of the A11 before the Newmarket bypass was built.
Autumn on the A1304
The road starts at Six Mile Bottom, where the A11 turns off its old route onto the bypass. The GSJ here is only south-facing. The A1304 heads northeastwards and soon crosses the Cambridge to Newmarket railway line at a level crossing. After crossing a number of fields the road bears slightly to the right to become wooded and passes a number of horsey estates, emphasising where the road is heading.
The A1303 (former A45) comes in from the left at a roundabout and the road continues past the racecourse, which is not visible as the road is lined with high hedges. A short grassed area leads into the built-up part of town and the High Street. By the time we've met a couple of B-roads we could be on any shopping street.
The A142 bears left at a roundabout and we enter open parkland immediately afterwards. This is Bury Road, the destination of the old A45, despite the fact this road was always the A11. There are still a few more houses and other buildings lining the road but presently the B1506 (former A45) bears off to the right at traffic lights and we enter open country. We descend gently to meet the northern end of the Newmarket bypass and rejoin the A11 at a GSJ. This junction is complicated by the fact that here is also where the A11 turns off the A14 (at its J38) and so extra slip roads need to be provided; there is no access between the A1304 and A14, however.