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A3

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A3
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  London (TQ328808)
To:  Portsmouth (Broad Street) (SZ629996)
Distance:  78 miles (125.5 km)
Meets:  A10, A200, A3200, B300, A2, A3201, A3202, B240, A300, A201, A302, A215, A3204, A23, A202, A203, B221, A2217, B303, A24, A3216, A205, A3220, A214, A3036, A217, A218, A3209, A219, A306, A308, A238, A298, B282, A2043, A240, A243, A309, A244, A245, M25, B2039, B2215, A247, A3100, A320, A25, A322, A31, B3000, B3001, A3100, A333, B2131, A325, B3006, A272, B2070, A3(M), B2149, B2150, B2177, A397, M275, A27, M27, A397, A288, A2047, A2030, A288, B2154
Primary Destinations
Highway Authorities

National Highways • Transport for London • Portsmouth  • Southwark

Traditional Counties

Hampshire • Middlesex • Surrey

Route outline (key)
A3 The City of London – Elephant & Castle
A3 Elephant & Castle – Horndean
A3(M) Horndean – Bedhampton
A3 Horndean – Paulsgrove (M27/M275)
(A27) Paulsgrove (M27/M275) – Cosham
A3 Cosham – Portsmouth (Continental Ferry Port) (M275)
A3 Portsmouth (Continental Ferry Port) (M275) – Victoria Park (A288)
A3 Victoria Park (A288) – Portsmouth (Broad Street)
Junction List
Junc Northbound Southbound
Tibbets Corner A219 A219
Roehampton Lane A306 A306
Stag Lane unclass unclass
Robin Hood A308 A308
Coombe Lane A238 A238
Shannon Corner A298, B282 A298, B282
Malden Common A2043 A2043
Tolworth A240 A240
Hook No Exit A243, A309
Esher Common A244 A244
Bridge Cobham Bridge
Painshill A245 A245
Wisley M25 M25
Ockham Park No Exit B2039, B2215
Services symbol.gif Wisley(separate Northbound and Southbound)
- A247, B2215 No Exit
Burpham No Exit A3100
- No Exit A320 (A25)
Bridge Guildford Thro Route Bridge
Wooden Bridge A25, A322, A323 No Exit
- unclass unclass
Hogs Back A31 A31
- B3000 B3000
- unclass unclass
Bridge Eashing Bypass Bridge
- A283, B3001 A283, B3001
Thursley unclass unclass
Tunnel Hindhead Tunnel
Hazel Grove A333 A333
- B2131 B2131
- unclass unclass
- A325 A325
O B3006 B3006
- unclass unclass
- A272 A272
- A272 A272
- B2070 B2070
- unclass unclass
1 No Exit A3(M)/A3
2 B2149 B2149
3 B2150 B2150
4 unclass No Exit
5 A27, A2030, B2177 A27, A2030, B2177

Route

This is the former A3 at Hindhead
Main Article: A3 route

A road with some history and strategic significance, as it connects London with its principal naval port. In the times of the Napoleonic Wars, when the Straits of Dover were vulnerable, this road became London's principal link with the Channel ports. Its history has also given it more than its fair share of reputations for highwaymen.

History

The A3 at Hook during the 1960s
Main Article: A3 history

The A3 like many roads was mainly S2 at Classification. Since then most of the road has been upgraded to dual carriageway. The section at Hindhead was the last trunk section of single carriageway outside TfL control, until replaced by the Hindhead Tunnel in 2011.

Notable locations and improvements

London Bridge

This is a river view of London Bridge
Main Article: London Bridge

London Bridge is one of the oldest crossings in Britain. The current incaration was finished in 1973. It first opened in 50AD.

Wisley Interchange

This is a strip map of Wisley Interchange
Main Article: Wisley Interchange

Wisley Interchange is the A3 interchange with the M25. It is a roundabout junction and it was built in early 1980s.

Hindhead Tunnel

Construction works on the tunnel in 2009
Main Article: Hindhead Tunnel

The Hindhead Bypass and Tunnel provide full grade-separation of all the roads between Thursley and the Hampshire border. Construction of the tunnel started in early 2007 and it opened on 27/07/2011 and 29/07/2011. The old route from Hindhead Crossroads to Bramshott Chase has been renumbered as the A333, while the northern section has been removed and is now a cycle path.


Opening dates

Month Year Section Notes
2011 Hindhead Tunnel D2 Bypass of Hindhead.
1992 Liphook and Petersfield Bypass 12 mile dual carriageway.
1992 Milford Bypass dual carriageway.
1981 Burpham - Ladymead Diversion D2 Bypass.
1979 A3(M) Waterlooville Bypass. Motorway bypass of Waterlooville.
1976 Ripley Bypass
1976 Esher and Cobham Bypass
1973 London Bridge Current Bridge built.
1938 Wandsworth Bypass 40 foot carriageway
1934 Guildford and Godalming Bypass 9 miles long
1927 Kingston Bypass 30 foot concrete carriageway
1925 Cosham Northern Road S2 bypass of Cosham
1831 London Bridge John Rennie Bridge built.
50 London Bridge Original military bridge.

Future

Expressway proposals

In December 2017, it was proposed that the A3 could be upgraded to an expressway as part of the proposals to introduce a new type of road network. The proposal includes different expressway types with an aspiration that the highest quality expressways will be given motorway designation and an Ax(M) number. (Source: Highways England Strategic Road Network Initial Report)

External links

Roads.org.uk

Roads UK

Other


Videos

A3 Guildford - Hindhead

A3 Guildford and Godalming bypass, and Hindhead tunnel works.

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A3
Junctions
Bank • Berelands Interchange • Borough • Burpham • Cambridge Junction • Church Street Roundabout • Clanfield Junction • Clapham Common • Compton Interchange • Coombe Lane • Elephant and Castle (South London) • Esher Common • Esher Road Interchange • Flexcombe Interchange • Griggs Green Interchange • Ham Barn Roundabout • Hazel Grove Interchange • Hindhead Crossroads • Hook Junction • Kennington Oval • Liphook Interchange • London Road Junction (Horndean) • Longmoor Interchange • M27 J12 • Malden Junction • Milford Interchange • Monument • Ockham Park • Painshill • Paulsgrove Interchange • Portsbridge Roundabout • Queen Elizabeth Country Park Junction • Robin Hood (Kingston) • Roehampton Lane • Rudmore Roundabout • Scilly Isles Junction • Send Interchange • Shackleford Interchange • Shannon Corner • Sheet Interchange • Spur Road Roundabout • Stag Lane • Stockwell Junction • Stoke Interchange • Thursley Interchange • Tibbets Corner • Tolworth Junction • University Interchange (Guildford) • Wandsworth Gyratory • Weston Interchange • Wisley Interchange • Wooden Bridge
Crossings
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Places
Miscellaneous
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