|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Ingleby Barwick (NZ459133)|
|Distance:||8 miles (12.9 km)|
|Meets:||A1044, A174, A1032, A172, A171, A1053, A174|
|Former Number(s):||A1044, A174|
|Route outline (key)|
It begins at a junction near Ingleby Barwick, where the A1044 now makes a right-angled turn to the left, and immediately heads northeast under the A19 past Stainton to a junction with the A174 Parkway, where there are west-facing sliproads only. It then proceeds onwards to a roundabout where, as Low Lane, it meets the A1032 Acklam Road and B1365 to Hemlington and Coulby Newham; there's a junction with the Parkway just to the south. Crossing the roundabout, there is a diverging east-facing sliproad to the Parkway to the right, then we pass the HQ of Cleveland Police. Carrying straight on, the road passes through Marton (crossroads with the A172), Ormesby (roundabout junction with the A171), Normanby and Eston, and the terminus is at a major roundabout near Lazenby where the ubiquitous Parkway meets the A1053 Greystones Road, which leads to the Tees docks, while the A174 heads off towards Saltburn and thence onwards to its eventual destination of Whitby.
The current version of the B1380 was created in the mid-1970s as the Teesside Parkway was built. This took over the number A174, and left the former route in need of a number. The section from Thornaby via Acklam to the Acklam Road roundabout took the numbers A1130 and A1032, while the Acklam Road to Lazenby section became the B1380. The section west of Acklam Road is a later addition (early 1990s), and results from the diversion of the A1044 over the former route of the A1045 to Thornaby, the B1380 taking over the former A1044 via Stainton.