|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||14.9 miles (24 km)|
|Meets:||B1018, B1026, B1023, B1026, A134, A1124|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1022 is one of two Class II roads connecting Maldon with Colchester.
The route starts in Heybridge, to the north of Maldon, at an end-to-end junction with a currently rather oddly detached portion of the B1018: a section which remained in situ after other parts of the road were downgraded/rerouted following the opening of the town's bypass (A414).
After crossing the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation, the B1022 soon meets the B1026 at a small roundabout. These two roads will shadow each other all the way to Colchester. Leaving Heybridge, our road heads due north via Great Totham, a village which, curiously, has two centres about a mile and a half apart from each other. We then go through Tiptree, where we cross the B1023 via two mini-roundabouts, and pass Colchester Zoo before entering the suburbs of Colchester itself.
The B1022 ends at a roundabout junction with the A134 and A1124 on the southern edge of the town centre, though not before throwing off two short spurs connecting it to the B1026, which we last saw back in Heybridge.