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|Distance:||3.5 miles (5.6 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The A3094 provides a half-hearted bypass to some of the worst of Salisbury's traffic, providing you are passing from the A30/A36 at Wilton to the A338/A354 to the south of the city, or vice-versa. It doesn't, however, miss out Wilton and the roundabouts at the other end can be 'trying'. Despite running close to Salisbury's City Centre, the road passes out of the Harnham suburb of Salisbury and through pleasant meadows on the banks of the River Nadder, much of Netherhampton being conveniently bypassed.
The 1963 OS map still shows this road as the B3094 (itself a number dating to after World War II), with old alignments through Harnham and Netherhampton. At the eastern end, the road formerly started at about the same point on the A338, heading almost north up Ayleswade Road, and then returning down Harnham Road. This dates back to an even earlier alignment where the A338 crossed the river onto St Nicholas Road.