|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Hedge End (SU499132)|
|Distance:||3.4 miles (5.5 km)|
|Meets:||A3025, A3024, A27, B3036, A334|
|Route outline (key)|
The B3033 is a short B-road through the eastern suburbs of Southampton. The road was originally unclassified but gained its number in the 1940s, although there have been a few tweaks to the route since then.
The road branches off the A3025 near Sholing and heads up Botley Road in a pretty straight line. At the lights with the A3024, you might it expect it to carry on up Botley Road - and at one time it did - but for some reason that road's been partly turned into an access road to a new housing estate, and partly left to rot with rubbish everywhere. Instead, there's a diversion down the A3024 to the Windhover Roundabout, then back up the A27 to rejoin the route along St John's Road. There's a bridge over the M27, then it's another straight line down to the lights in the centre of Hedge End at the B3036. When that was the A334 the B3033 ended here but now there's a TOTSO right and we continue on to a roundabout where we end on the present route of that road.