|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Tritton Road (SK969709)|
|To:||Nettleham Road (SK985730)|
|Via:||Brayford Way, Yarborough Road, Longdales Road|
|Distance:||2.3 miles (3.7 km)|
|Meets:||A57, B1003, B1308, B1398, B1226, B1182|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1273 is an urban B-road near Lincoln city centre. Its history is more complicated than may be expected.
Originally the B1193 ran between the original routes of the A57 and A15 to the west of Lincoln city centre. By the mid-1920s this road had been extended east to the A157 and renumbered A1102, to form a tight northern bypass of the city. Then following construction of the A46 western bypass the road was downgraded again to become the B1273, although the eastern end of the old A1102 became the B1182 instead. The road has also been extended south across the Fossdyke, although it is not known whether this took place when the road was still numbered A1102.
The road starts at the A57 where it TOTSOs at traffic lights on Brayford Way. The B1273 heads towards the cathedral along that road to the next set of lights where it meets the B1003 from the right whilst the B1273 regains turns left, away from the city centre.
We climb The Avenue then bear left onto Yarborough Road, meeting the B1308 on the bend. The road continues on, still climbing, but eventually we level out and meet the B1398 at a roundabout. The road bears round to the right to meet the B1226 (former A15) at the next roundabout before the straight Longdales Road leads to the road's terminus on the B1182 (former A46).
The rest of Brayford Way carried the B1273 after it opened in the mid 1990s, until the A57 was diverted along it in 2017.