A1152 road

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A1152 road
Route information
Length: 14 mi (23 km)
Major junctions
West end: Woodbridge / A12
  A12 A12 road
Northeast end: Rendlesham
Location
Primary
destinations
:
Woodbridge, Melton railway station, Rendlesham
Road network

The A1152 is an 'A' road in the English county of Suffolk.[1] It links the A12 to Rendlesham. It is 14 miles long.

Route[edit]

The road leaves the A12 at a roundabout on the northern edge of Woodbridge. It runs due east through fields as the Woodbridge northern bypass. At Melton there is a signalised crossroads with the B1438 (the original course of the A12) before bypassing the village centre and turning right to cross the railway line at a level crossing.[2]

Beyond Melton the road continues east across marshes to cross the River Deben at Wilford Bridge. Beyond the bridge the B1083 forks right towards Sutton Hoo at a roundabout. The A1152 passes a golf course on the right and the village of Bromeswell on the left. After Bromeswell the road ahead continues as the B1084 (to Orford) while the A1152 turns left to travel north-east through Eyke. The road then bends right to pass Rendlesham village and the new housing estate on its outskirts. It continues through woodlands to end at a roundabout that serves to Rendlesham and the former RAF Bentwaters. The road ahead is numbered B1069 to Snape.[3]

From west to east the road passes through the following settlements:

History[edit]

The A1152 was created in the 1960s by shortening two B-roads: the B1084 from the Woodbridge bypass to Bromeswell, and the B1069 from there on. It received its A rating because of the volume of traffic serving RAF Bentwaters.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sabre". 
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey Explorer 212 Map Woodbridge & Saxmundham
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey Explorer 212 Map Woodbridge & Saxmundham

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