|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||North Cove (TM458892)|
|Distance:||10.3 miles (16.6 km)|
|Meets:||A146, B1127, B1062, B1124, B1123, A12|
|Former Number(s):||B1124, B1125|
|Old route now:||B1062, B1435|
|Route outline (key)|
The A145 is a short rural A-road in east Suffolk.
The road starts at a roundabout at North Cove on the A146 Beccles bypass a couple of miles to the east of the town. It heads south to a roundabout junction with the B1127 where it bears right along Benacre Road, which was until recently unclassified and then after another rounabout, along the new (2018) Beccles Southern Relief Road. This new section is just over a mile long. Soon the old route is reached at a further roundabout which is now a junction with the re-numbered B1062.
Turning left, it continues south on a more-or-less flat road. It goes through Willingham and then reaches Brampton. The road bends sharply to the left going past the village church, after which the B1124 turns off to the right. The road continues on for another couple of miles. Presently it passes through a wood where it meets the B1123. The road ends at a T-junction on the A12 just beyond, on the banks of the Blyth Estuary. Blythburgh itself is to the right.
None of the current A145 held that number on classification in 1922.
On 25th September 2018, the new Beccles Southern Relief Road was opened and removed the road completely from Beccles town centre. Until that date the road had started on a roundabout on the A146 Beccles bypass. It headed south into town along a link road built at the same time as the bypass. It turned right at a mini-roundabout to reach a set of traffic lights marking the start of a one-way loop. In this direction traffic headed south along Newgate and there was a TOTSO left at the end onto Blyburgate. This lasted as far as traffic lights where the road had another TOTSO right onto Peddars Lane to another set of lights. To the right was the northbound A145 which just ran straight along London Road; ahead was the B1062 (former A145 to Bungay) and the mainline of the road turned left to head out of town. The section to the B1062 is now unclassified and the B1062 itself took over the remainder of the old route which, just south of the town, crosses a level crossing on the Lowestoft to Ipswich railway line and then shorlty meets the new roundabout junction with the relief road.