A327

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A327
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Farnborough (SU868552)
To:  Reading (SU716732)
Distance:  19.3 miles (31.1 km)
Meets:  A325, A3013, M3, A30, A4, A329
Former Number(s):  A33
Old route now:  B3272
Highway Authorities

Hampshire  • Reading  • Wokingham

Traditional Counties

Berkshire • Hampshire

Route outline (key)
A327 Farnborough - Hawley - Yateley - Eversley
A327 Farnborough - Yateley Common
(A30) Yateley Common - Eversley Common
A327 Eversley Common - Reading

Route

The A327 is a semi-urban A-road running through Hampshire and Berkshire.

Farnborough - Reading

The road starts on the A325, as it always did (originally in Farnborough Green), but nowadays begins further down on a large roundabout at the top right-hand corner of Farnborough Airfield. It then darts around on previously unclassified local roads up to junction 4A of the M3, where it settles down on a straight road which is polluted by 40/50 limits and a mountain of GATSOs.

The A327 multiplexes with the A30 past Blackbushe Airport and Market, which is a huge car auction centre and open air market which is basically in the middle of nowhere. After this, it branches off to the right and heads up to Eversley, where it rejoins its original route at a roundabout.

After this, the A327 crosses the Blackwater River to leave Hampshire for Berkshire, and the quality of the road starts improving. It runs through Aborfield then zigzags west to Shinfield. The Shinfield eastern relief road opened in 2018, with the former route being renumbered as an extension of the B3349. The A327 then crosses over the M4, where it hits the edge of Reading.

The A327 Shinfield Road near Reading

From here it's a slow drive through the suburbs of Reading past the University and the Royal Berkshire Hospital up to a roundabout with the old A33 (now B3031), where it originally terminated.

Now the A33 has been rerouted via its new relief road to the west, the A327 takes over the last bit of its old route, which runs down Southampton Street on one side and London Street / Silver Street on the other. After crossing the A4 at traffic lights it now terminates at the infamous former Ski Jump on the Reading IDR (aka the A329).

History

The A327 used to start just over a mile further north on the A325, and then followed what's now the B3272 through Yateley before rejoining its current route in Eversley. The rerouting occurred when M3 J4A opened in April 1992.

The final mile into the centre of Reading is on the old line of the A33.



A327
JunctionsMinley Interchange • Pinehurst Roundabout
CrossingsArborfield Bridge
PlacesFarnborough • Reading
Related Pictures
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ArborfieldMemorialRoundaboutA327.jpgBridge over the Loddon - Geograph - 65901.jpgGeograph-4357863-by-Scriniary.jpgWhitley Street, Reading - Geograph - 218340.jpgWhitley shops - Shinfield Road - Geograph - 38369.jpg
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St Peters Way  Motorways: A308(M) • A329(M)  Earlier Itineraries: A303 • A326 • A331 • A333 • A341 • A346 • A355 • A364 • A369 • A374 • A378 • A392 • A397