From Roader's Digest: The SABRE Wiki
|Length:||19.3 miles (31.1 km)|
|Meets:||A325, M3, A30, A329|
|Now part of:||B3272|
|Route outline (key)|
Farnborough - Reading
The A327 starts on the A325, as it always did (originally in Farnborough Green), but nowadays begins further down on a large roundabout at the top right hand corner of Farnborough Airfield. It then darts around on previous unclassified local roads up to junction 4A on the M3, where it settles down on a straight road which is polluted by 40/50 limits and a mountain of GATSOs.
The A327 multiplexes with the A30 past Blackbushe Airport and Market, which is a huge car auction centre and open air market which is basically in the middle of nowhere. After this, it branches off to the right and heads up to Eversley, where it rejoins its original route.
After this, the A327 crosses the Blackwater River to leave Hampshire for Berkshire, and the quality of the road starts improving. It runs through Aborfield and Shinfield before crossing over the M4, where it hits the surburbs of Reading.
From here it's a slow drive through the suburbs of Reading past the University and the Royal Berkshire Hospital up to a roundabout with the old A33, where it terminated.
Now the A33 has been rerouted via its new relief road to the west, the A327 takes over the last bit of its old route, which runs down Southampton Street on one side and London Street / Silver Street on the other. It now terminates at the infamous former Ski Jump on the Reading IDR (aka the A329).
The A327 used to start further north on the A325, and followed what's now the B3272 until rejoining its current route in Eversley. The rerouting occurred when M3 J4A opened in April 1992.
The final mile into the centre of Reading is on the old line of the A33.