A3023 (Isle of Wight)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||6.1 miles (9.8 km)|
|Now part of:||A3055, B3329|
|Route outline (key)|
The A3023 was one of the four original Class I roads on the Isle of Wight and the only one not to radiate from Newport.
The road started by the pier on Ryde Esplanade, where it met the eastern end of the A3022. It headed east through town before turning southwards to make a beeline for the south coast. After running through Brading the road reached Sandown. It entered town along Avenue Road to end on the sea front again, with the original route of the A3020 coming in from the west along the High Street to end in the same place.
The entire road was renumbered in 1935 to become an extension of the A3055, making that a long road along the majority of the island's south coast. In more recent years, that road has been diverted away from the centre of Sandown along a former Class II road through the suburbs, so the southernmost section of the former A3023 is now numbered B3329.