|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||6.9 miles (11.1 km)|
|Former Number(s):||A38, A361|
|Route outline (key)|
Wellington - Milverton
Starting at Chelston Roundabout, the road was NSL until late 2008, but has been cut to a 50 limit despite the fairly high standard of road. About half a mile into the route, it reaches a new (2009) roundabout, and you are shunted off the original alignment to circle the new junction. Next, the road enters Wellington, and navigates its way along Fore Street, before a TOTSO in the town centre at what was the road's original starting point. Continuing down North Street, Waterloo Road and Station Road, the route leaves Wellington and becomes a fairly standard S2 rural B-road. However, after a couple of miles, it narrows slightly, becoming an S1 at its narrowest point. Reaching a junction with a minor road to Langford Budville, the road remains slightly narrower and twistier than a regular B-road, but increases back to straight S2 standard as it approaches Milverton.
After passing the 'welcome' sign, the road descends into Milverton, where it is hit by a 20 limit, imposed because of the narrowness of the streets. From this point, the remaining half mile of the route is signposted 'Taunton B3187', and, after passing an extremely narrow section just past a pub, the road ends as it started, on a roundabout, this time with the former A361, now known as B3227.
This road originally ran from a junction with the A38 in Wellington itself, but gained an extension to Chelston Roundabout when the A38 was diverted onto the town's bypass. At the other end, when the then-A361 Milverton bypass was built, the B3187 was extended through Milverton to reach the new road, along both sections of the old A361. The road still splits to reach the B3227 at each end of the bypass.
The rest of the road is virtually untouched, leaving the road as an example of what many rural B-roads would have looked like in 1922.