|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Hatfield Peverel (TL795120)|
|Distance:||6.3 miles (10.1 km)|
|Former Number(s):||A1113, A138, A130, A12, B1019, A12|
|Route outline (key)|
The road starts on the edge of the city centre at a signalised TOTSO on the A1099 and heads northeastwards along Springfield Road past the prison and then through the suburbs. Presently the first Chelmsford bypass, now the A138, comes in from the right; this took the A12 out of town and so what has gone before was renumbered A1099 at that time. Originally a flat junction, this interchange has now been upgraded considerably and so the B1137 fights its way through a sprawling GSJ.
The road runs through an industrial estate before reaching the A130 at a roundabout. There's now a multiplex along that road as far as A12 J19, where we meet the A138 again at the eastern end of the Chelmsford bypass.
The B1137 regains its number here and continues east. There's a brief rural section before we go through Boreham. On the far side of the village the road rejoins the A12 and for about a mile the two roads and the London to Norwich railway line (on the far side of the A12) run alongside each other. After a brief dual section to serve the westbound onslip at A12 J20A the road goes over the River Ter and the three routes separate. The road enters Hatfield Peverel, on the near side of which the eastbound offslip of J20A comes in from the left.
We continue through the centre of town along The Street. Presently a mini-roundabout is reached where the B1019 heads off to the right and then the B1137 bears off to the left shortly afterwards; the road continuing at 12 o' clock along the pre-bypass A12 is now the westbound offslip at A12 J20B, although in this direction it only provides local access. Meanwhile the road crosses the A12 and soon becomes the eastbound onslip.