Basingstoke Road, Reading: the B3031
The B3031 follows the original route of the A33 (numbered A32 before 1935) south of Reading.
The road starts at a roundabout on the present A33 just north of M4 J11 and heads north along Basingstoke Road. Initially the road has the air of running through an industrial estate (it isn't) but after crossing a roundabout the road becomes residential. We run through the suburb of Whitley with an intermittent bus lane in both directions (chiefly southbound). After a few bends the road ends at a roundabout on the A327, which continues along the ex-A33 into the town centre.