|From:||Crouch Street (TL992250)|
|To:||Greenstead Road (TM015249)|
|Via:||Magdalen Street & Barrack Street|
|Distance:||1.7 miles (2.7 km)|
|Met:||A1124, B1026, B1025, A133|
|Now part of:||A134|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1422 is the number held between the 1940s and 1980s for a short road on the southern edge of Colchester town centre. The road was originally numbered B1026, was quickly upgraded to become the A1070 and then became the B1422. The road is now part of the A134 southern relief road, although that road diverges from the B1422 route at both ends and so only the middle third holds that number.
The road started at a TOTSO where the A1124 turned from Crouch Street into Head Street. The B1422 headed east from here into St John's Street and crossed the B1025 by what is now Colchester Town station (then called St Botolph's). The road then continued along Hythe Street and down Hythe Hill before crossing the River Colne and ending on the A133 Greenstead Road.