|Lower Earley Way|
|From:||Whitley Wood (SU716687)|
|Distance:||4 miles (6.4 km)|
|Meets:||M4, A33, A327, A329, A3290|
|Route outline (key)|
The B3270 is a short link road in Lower Earley near Reading, allowing access for local traffic between the A33 (and, by extension, the M4) and the A327. It was constructed in the late 1970s following the expansion of the Lower Earley estate.
The road starts at M4 J11, where it also meets the A33, and heads east alongside the motorway; the start of the road could just be confused for the onslip. The road is sandwiched between a housing estate and the M4 but there are no buildings fronting our road. Presently we bear left away from the motorway to pass an industrial estate and cross the A327 at a roundabout; the B3270 originally ran slightly to the north and crossed the A327 at a staggered crossroads.
On the far side of the roundabout we rejoin the M4 and continue to be sandwiched between that and housing. Two adjacent roundabouts provide access to Lower Earley. We then bear left to follow the River Loddon in place of the motorway. There are two further roundabouts, more spread out this time, then we cross the river and pass to the west of Winnersh. Shortly afterwards we reach the end of the road at a hamburger roundabout. We can access the A329 via the roundabout or go through the middle to turn into the A3290, which leads to Loddon Bridge Interchange and the A329(M).