B3031 (Central Reading)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Christchurch Road (SU726720)|
|To:||Caversham Road (SU712741)|
|Distance:||1.8 miles (2.9 km)|
|Met (1988):||A327, A4, A329, B3345, A4155|
|Now part of:||A329|
|Route outline (key)|
The B3031 was a short road through Reading town centre.
It started on the A327 to the south of the town centre and headed north along Redlands Road before crossing the A4 (originally B3032) at a staggered crossroads. It continued along Watlington Street before turning to run west beside the railway line. It zigzagged to go under the line to the east of the stations (the Southern station was closed in the 1960s and all trains routed into the General station which still exists) before continuing west to end on the A4155 (original A32) to the south of Caversham Bridge.
The road survived until the 1990s when road upgrades in the town removed its number. The north/south section is now unclassified whereas the east/west section is part of a rerouted and upgraded A329.