From Roader's Digest: The SABRE Wiki
|From:||St Erth (SW543360)|
|To:||St Ives (SW517404)|
|Length:||3.9 miles (6.3 km)|
|Meets:||A30, B3301, B3306|
|Former Number(s):||B3306, B3307|
|Route outline (key)|
St Erth to St Ives
The first junction is in a couple of hundred yards and although the two mini-roundabouts are not directly together; they are marked on the same Advance Direction Sign. The first right turn is actually another branch of the B3301, but it is marked on the ADS only as “Park & Ride to St Ives”. This is at Lelant Saltings Station. The left fork at the second roundabout is marked “St Ives (B3311)” and suggests that route is for “day visitors” and also HGVs and coaches. This is all part of a scheme to keep drivers away from the narrow St Ives streets. The right fork at the second roundabout is at least marked for St Ives.
Immediately the 30 mph limit starts for the village of Lelant, which the road enters. There is a left bend and a hill and the road climbs away from the village. The speed limit changes to 40 mph and after a short while the hamlet of Longstone and then the seaside resort of Carbis Bay, returns the limit to 30mph.
There is a mini roundabout for the Carbis Bay Tesco. Ribbon development has ensured that there is not really a gap between Carbis Bay and St Ives, but at last vehicle occupants can actually now see the sea. After a glimpse there is actually a rather good view down to St Ives Harbour on the front right.
In a further attempt to keep people away from the town centre, then road was re-engineered and you must then TOTSO to stay en-route. The main line is directed to the edge-of-town car parks.
The road drops down a hill into the town, passes the station and then becomes narrow, losing its centre line. It ends at a crossroads in the town centre with both the left turn and forward directions being the B3306.
If you go in the summer months, the four mile route will seem a lot longer because of the slow going.
The whole route used to be an extension of the B3306. It was changed to the current designation in one of the very early re-numberings. The B3306 was, in recompense, given a small extra route through the town to the harbour.