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A3057

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A3057
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From:Southampton (SU412120)
To:Andover (SU360461)
Length:25.2 miles (40.6 km)
Meets: A33, A3024, A35, M271, A27, A3090, A30, A303, A343, A3093
Former Number(s):B3042, A342
Highway Authorities

Hampshire Council • Southampton Council

Traditional Counties

Hampshire

Route outline (key)
A3057 Southampton - Romsey(S)
(A27) Romsey(S) - Romsey
(A3090) Romsey
A3057 Romsey - Sockbridge
(A30) Stockbridge
A3057 Stockbridge - Andover

Route

The A3057 is an important local route for traffic heading northwest out of Southampton along the Test Valley, although the M271 helps bypass some of the more congested parts.

Southampton - Andover

The road starts on the A33 by Southampton Central station, heading over the railway and then turning northwest to head along Shirley High Street. This part of the road is frequently congested.

A3057 in Shirley
. After Shirley, it crosses over the A35 at traffic lights and heads into more suburban areas, passing the Ordnance Survey offices. There's then a bridge over the M27, followed by a roundabout where the M271 terminates.
The A3057 meets the M271

From here, the road changes to a winding rural road. After a few miles, the A27 arrives from the east, and the A3057 multiplexes with it past Broadlands House towards Romsey. There's a roundabout where the A27 leaves and our multiplex changes to the A3090, which leaves at the next roundabout by the old cinema; in both cases the A3057 is the junior partner.

In Romsey itself, there's a confusing array of TOTSOs to get back out into the countryside, then it's a pleasant drive along the Test Valley through King's Sombourne to Stockbridge. There's a brief multiplex with the A30 east of the High Street, then it's back into the country. The road bends sharply left after a few miles to cross the Test, after which our final section is along the Anton Valley, where the B3420 appears from the right. There's a GSJ with the A303 Andover Bypass, before the road finishes in the town centre with the A343. Maps claim that the whole of the ring road is actually numbered A3057.

History

In 1932, the A3057 ended on what was the A342

The A3057 was originally numbered as the B3042 from Southampton to today's junction with the B3420 (then part of the A342), and then A342 to Andover. The B3042 was upgraded to A3057 very early on, probably on 1st April, 1925, while the remainder of the route was renumbered on 1st April, 1933.

In the 1930s and 40s, the A3057 carried on straight into Romsey

The multiplex with the A27 south of Romsey dates from the 1950s, when the A27 was diverted from a more built up route further east.



A3057
JunctionsAshfield Roundabout • Lordshill Roundabout • Mayflower Roundabout • Romsey Road Roundabout • Western Terminal Interchange • Winchester Road Interchange
CrossingsBelbins Bridge • Fullerton Bridge • Great Bridge
Related Pictures
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A3057 Romsey Road - Coppermine - 11976.jpgA3057 heading down to Cottonworth - Geograph - 468665.jpgM271 A3057.jpgM271 top end.jpgRomsey Road, Maybush - Geograph - 1732356.jpg
Other nearby roads
SouthamptonA27 • A3024 • A3025 • A3035 • A3067 • A326 • A33 • A334 • A335 • A336 • A35 • A36 • A36(M) • B3033 • B3035 • B3036 • B3038 • B3039 • B3040 (Central Southampton) • B3040 (Southampton Common - Bitterne) • B3041 (Southampton) • B3042 (Hampshire) • B3053 • B3057 (Southampton) • B3380 (Southampton) • B3397 • C20 (Southampton) • C351 (Southampton) • C500 (Southampton) • C501 (Southampton) • C502 (Southampton) • C503 (Southampton) • C504 (Southampton) • C505 (Southampton) • C506 (Southampton) • C68 (Southampton) • C69 (Southampton) • C74 (Southampton) • E05 • E1 (Old System) • M27 • M270 • M271 • M272 • M3 • NCN2 • NCN23 • NCN236 • T37 (Britain) • T39 (Britain) • T7 (Britain) • Townhill Link Motorway
RomseyA27 • A3090 • A31 • B3042 (Hampshire) • B3084 • B3398
AndoverA303 • A3093 • A342 • A343 • A344 • B3042 (Hampshire) • B3049 (Bullington Cross - Andover) • B3050 • B3400 • B3402 • B3420 • Harroway • Portway (Roman Road)
A3000-A3099
A3000 • A3001 • A3002 • A3003 • A3004 • A3005 • A3006 • A3007 • A3008 • A3009 • A3010 • A3011 • A3012 • A3013 • A3014 • A3015 • A3016 • A3017 • A3018 • A3019
A3020 • A3021 • A3022 • A3023 • A3024 • A3025 • A3026 • A3027 • A3028 • A3029 • A3030 • A3031 • A3032 • A3033 • A3034 • A3035 • A3036 • A3037 • A3038 • A3039
A3040 • A3041 • A3042 • A3043 • A3044 • A3045 • A3046 • A3047 • A3048 • A3049 • A3050 • A3051 • A3052 • A3053 • A3054 • A3055 • A3056 • A3057 • A3058 • A3059
A3060 • A3061 • A3062 • A3063 • A3064 • A3065 • A3066 • A3067 • A3068 • A3069 • A3070 • A3071 • A3072 • A3073 • A3074 • A3075 • A3076 • A3077 • A3078 • A3079
A3080 • A3081 • A3082 • A3083 • A3084 • A3085 • A3086 • A3087 • A3088 • A3089 • A3090 • A3091 • A3092 • A3093 • A3094 • A3095 • A3096 • A3097 • A3098 • A3099
Earlier routings:
A3010 • A3013 • A3015 • A3017 • A3018 • A3022 • A3023 • A3024 • A3027(E) • A3027(W) • A3029 • A3030 • A3031(N) • A3031(S) • A3032 • A3033 • A3034 • A3035 • A3036 • A3038
A3039 • A3040 • A3044 • A3045 • A3046 • A3047 • A3049(E) • A3049(W) • A3052 • A3056 • A3060 • A3062 • A3063(E) • A3063(W) • A3064 • A3065 • A3071 • A3073 • A3078 • A3079
A3084 • A3087