|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Hounslow West (TQ116763)|
|Distance:||1.3 miles (2.1 km)|
|Meets:||A4, A3063, A3005, A315|
|Route outline (key)|
The A3006 is the old Bath Road between the centre of Hounslow and the modern Great West Road. It is fairly built-up on both sides and a typical suburban thoroughfare.
The route starts at traffic lights on the A4 Great West Road, just a short distance from the eastern end of the A30. It heads southeastwards along Bath Road and soon passes the art deco Hounslow West station on the Piccadilly Line. After crossing the A3063 at traffic lights the road continues on to the edge of Hounslow town centre. The original end of the route was on the A315 High Street but – that thoroughfare having since been pedestrianized – the A3006 currently turns right some 200 yards short of that point and follows the one-way (southbound) Steve Biko Way to end on the A315 Staines Road. Most of the remainder of Bath Road, to the edge of the pedestrian zone, is now an adjunct of the A3005.
An amended OpenStreetMap trace for this route awaits uploading to the SABRE Wiki.
The A3006 was nearly once part of the A4, since it lies on part of the historic London – Bath coaching route. However, a late decision in 1922 caused the A4 to be routed via the as yet unopened Great West Road instead, causing the A3006, along with part of the A315, to take over part of the old road. The draft road numbering allocated the number A3006 to a road in Guildford.
As the Great West Road had not yet been opened in 1922, the A3006 ran end-on into the A4, the number changing for no apparent reason, as can be seen in the map on the left.