|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||3.1 miles (5 km)|
|Old route now:||A326|
|Route outline (key)|
The B3053 is a short B-road on the edge of the New Forest.
Originally it started on the A35 in Totton and headed southeast through villages such as Marchwood, Hythe and Fawley to reach the coast. By the 1950s most of this had been bypassed and then upgraded to the A326 in the 1960s, leaving a short section of B3053 remaining.
The B3053 now starts at a roundabout at the end of the A326 with the Fawley Oil Refineries on the left hand side. There are no other classified roads at this junction.
The road heads roughly eastwards to passes the edge of Fawley (originally it went through the village) then on to Calshot. There is a one-way loop (clockwise) in Calshot owing to the narrowness of the roads; the B3053 ends on this loop on the far side of the beach huts from The Solent (although originally the road just went straight).