A3065

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A3065
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Bishop's Hull (ST206242)
To:  Staplegrove (ST205264)
Distance:  1.4 miles (2.3 km)
Meets:  A38, A358
Highway Authorities

Somerset

Traditional Counties

Somerset

Route outline (key)
A3065 Bishop's Hull - Staplegrove
This article is about the current A3065 in Taunton.
For the original A3065 in Twyford, Berkshire, see A3065 (Twyford)
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Route

The A3065 is one of the secret A roads in Taunton. Despite recent alterations there, including new signage, the road has remained unsigned, the signs instead referring to (A38) and (A358).

Bishop's Hull - Staplegrove

The road starts at a roundabout with the A38 and heads north; it soon takes on the character of a typical urban road, complete with property frontages and a 30mph speed limit. Passing a number of quiet junctions, the road soon meets with Bishop's Hull Road, a signalised junction, one of three to be installed in 2005 and one of four along the route. Pre-2005, the speed limit became 40 here, as after this point there is little more development. Next, after going past more little side roads and a garden centre, the A3065 meets with a new park-and-ride, again built in 2005. This has a large, but quiet signalised junction, and is the new cause of the jams along this road. It is somewhere around here that the limit used to increase to NSL, but the whole road is now 30.

The A3065 just before crossing the railway

After crossing the railway, the route meets with the last of the 2005 junctions, this time with Bindon Road, which is used by some as a cut-through to the town centre to avoid the busy A358. Immediately after this, there is a junction with a half-completed industrial estate, with yet another quiet traffic-light-controlled junction. After negotiating that, the A3065 goes on for another few hundred yards, passing rather rural looking minor roads, before meeting the A358 at Cross Keys Roundabout.

History

Pre-2005, the road, as mentioned above, was a mixture of 40 and NSL, with a small section of 30 near the A38 junction. The limits were changed (and the signalised junctions installed) as a result of replacing the former level crossing with a bridge over the railway, something which locals had campaigned for for years.



A3065
CrossingsTytherleigh Bridge
PlacesTaunton
Related Pictures
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A3080 • A3081 • A3082 • A3083 • A3084 • A3085 • A3086 • A3087 • A3088 • A3089 • A3090 • A3091 • A3092 • A3093 • A3094 • A3095 • A3096 • A3097 • A3098 • A3099
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A3039 • A3040 • A3044 • A3045 • A3046 • A3047 • A3049(E) • A3049(W) • A3052 • A3056 • A3060 • A3062 • A3063(E) • A3063(W) • A3064 • A3065 • A3071 • A3073 • A3078 • A3079
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