A334

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A334
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Wickham (SU573110)
To:  Bitterne (SU451130)
Distance:  9.1 miles (14.6 km)
Meets:  A32, A3051, M27, A27, A3024
Former Number(s):  A27, A333
Old route now:  B3035, B3036
Highway Authorities

Hampshire  • Southampton

Traditional Counties

Hampshire

Route outline (key)
A334 Wickham - Bitterne
A334 Wildern - Hatch Bottom

The A334 is a non primary and mostly single carriageway road in south Hampshire.

The road starts at Wickham on the former A333 route, which explains the TOTSO with the now-B2177 at Shedfield (the original eastern end of the A334). Then it runs along a former NSL route through countryside to Botley which has now been ruined by 40/50 limits and rumble strips along it. Coming back into suburban areas, it passes the station and the HGV testing centre just before collecting the A3051 from Swanwick (of air traffic control "fame") from the left. It then passes Botley mill and passes through Botley proper - look out for the 150 year old town hall on your left.

Approaching the M27 on the A334

Past Botley it effectively passes through Southampton suburbs, taking in a small maze of roundabouts (and the only dualled section) before the junction with the M27, followed by the A27. Then it's a straight, but slow road down the hill and back up the hill to Bitterne where it meets the dual A3024 at a set of traffic lights, which takes you into Southampton City Centre.

As a whole, the road is a good alternative to the M27 from Fareham to Southampton when traffic gets gnarled up in the morning.

History

In 1922 the A334 only ran between the A333 in Shedfield and the original line of the A27 in Botley. By 1932 the road had been extended via a multiplex along the A27 into Bitterne, essentially giving the road its current route.

The road gained a spur later in the 1930s when the A27 was rerouted: the road south of Botley became the A3051 and the A334 took over the road west, as far as Hatch Bottom. This was lost in the 1960s, becoming the B3035, and it was not long before the A333 was downgraded allowing the A334 to reach the A32.

Original Author(s): Ritchie Swann



A334
ProjectsBitterne bypass
JunctionsHedge End Interchange • Kanes Hill Roundabout
CrossingsBotley Bridge
PlacesSouthampton
Related Pictures
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A334 - Coppermine - 4164.jpgA334 Botley.jpgBitterne Bypass 6.jpgBitterne from A334Bitterne npe.png
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