The start of the former A33 on the A31 at Port St Mary
The A33 was a short route which connected Port St Mary and Port Erin in the south western corner of the Isle of Man. It started at a fork junction on the A31 at Glendown, on the western edge of Port St Mary, and headed west along Truggan Road, running between stone walls. The road is only really just wide enough for two cars to pass, and completely without passing places. It soon enters the southern part of Port Erin, still sitting high on the hillside as it follows St Mary's Road past old houses, with some modern infill. A double bend leads onto a narrower section, which now ends at a T junction, where the road across maintains priority, although it cannot be certain that this was the case when the road was still the A33.
Turning right, the route drops steeply down Ballfurt Road, soon coming to no entry signs, with traffic directed to turn right onto St Georges Crescent, which leads round into the town centre. The A33, however, continued ahead, curving left onto Shore Road along the promenade. Here it did a double right turn (the first is now another TOTSO onto Strand Road, and climbed back into the town centre, coming to an end at a T junction on Station Road, now part of a one-way loop on the A5.
As originally numbered in c1930, the route was given the B35 number. It had been renumbered as the A33 by 1963, and has since become unclassified once more.
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