|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||The Avenue (SK971716)|
|To:||Bunkers Hill (SK994727)|
|Via:||West Parade, Clasketgate, Monks Road, Outer Circle|
|Distance:||2.5 miles (4 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1308 is a link road through the suburbs of Lincoln. The route was originally unclassified – indeed the eastern section of the road did not even exist. The road had been classified by 1932, as a northern extension of the B1188, and retained that number for the majority of the 20th century. It was presumably renumbered B1308 following construction of the A46 western bypass in the 1980s.
The road starts on the B1273 as that road turns from The Avenue onto Yarborough Road. The B1308 heads east along the remainder of Yarborough Road and then zigzags into West Parade. Traffic lights are reached immediately afterwards and the B1308 becomes one-way westbound; eastbound traffic is diverted south into the unclassified Beaumont Fee to reach the B1003.
The B1308 continues on across the pedestrianised High Street (the original line of the A15) and then reaches the present route of that road at traffic lights. The B1003 comes in from the right and the B1308 becomes two-way again on the far side.
The road continues east along Monks Road into the suburbs and skirts the southern end of Downs Park. Presently the road bears to the left to start heading north. Now in one of those out-of-town business parks, we zigzag left then right at twin mini-roundabouts to cross an unclassified road that existed before the road we're on was built and then continue along Outer Circle Road, a street name that suggests something larger was planned. There's not much of the Outer Circle, however, as it's not long before traffic lights are reached, where we end back on the A15. Outer Circle Drive continues on the far side to reach the B1182 (former A46); this road is unclassified as it always has been.
An amended OpenStreetMap trace for this route awaits uploading to the SABRE Wiki.