|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||1.6 miles (2.6 km)|
|Meets:||A358, A3038, A3807, A38|
|Former Number(s):||A358, A38|
|Route outline (key)|
The A3027 is an unsigned Class I road in Taunton, running from the Staplegrove area to the town centre. Most of it was once a part of the A358, and the remainder – from the roundabout junction with Corporation Street to the route's terminus at a light-controlled junction with the current A38 – originally formed part of the A38. The A3027 previously followed what is now the A38 route around the south of the town centre.
The route runs along Staplegrove Road southeastward from its junction with the A358, crossing the railway on a skew bridge before coming to a roundabout with the under-construction Northern Inner Distributor Road. It turns south here, still following Staplegrove Road, as it winds through leafy suburban streets. The A3027 then becomes Bridge Street after meeting the A3038 at a signalised junction. Soon after, the new A3807 turns left at another signalised junction, after which the A3027 crosses the bridge over the River Tone. It then goes down North Street to a roundabout in front of the Market House and runs along East Street to end where it ends at a TOTSO on the A38. From the start of Bridge Street, the route is lined with shops on both sides as it passes through Taunton's main commercial centre.