|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||7.9 miles (12.7 km)|
|Meets:||A30, A3058, A390|
|Former Number(s):||A39, A390|
|Route outline (key)|
The B3275 is the revised number for that part of the A39 that was by-passed following its re-routing down the A30 to Carland Cross and taking over of the former A3076. The B3275 also took over a small section of the former A390 route following the building of the Probus bypass.
The fact that this was formerly something else is clear in a number of places, where the new designation has been simply plastered in white over the green Primary Route signs. You can glimpse such a sign in the picture gallery for this road.
The route actually starts on the westbound slip from the A30 at the Fraddon/Kingsley Village turn. It goes under the A30, meets the eastbound on/off slips and then reaches the entrance for Kingsley Village also marked as "Services". As well as the garage and a Premier Inn there is a shopping village. The road then reaches a roundabout. This is also a more recent addition and is "all change" from how it would have been in the 1980s. The former A30 from Fraddon, now unclassified, is the right exit to the roundabout and the left exit is now just a dead end/further route to/from Kingsley Village. This was where the former A39 exited the former A30, but it has been cut off by the more recently dualled A30. The B3275 goes straight across the roundabout following the old A30 for a hundred yards or so, before that former route exits to the right. The B3275 then crosses the dualled A30 on a new bridge, before joining up with the cut-off other half of the former A39.
Now back on the old A39 proper the road continues on a fairly straight line past fields and woods for a mile and half. A roundabout is then reached, where the A3058 St Austell to Newquay road crosses. In the 1980s when this was still the A39, the A3058 had to put up with a simple crossroads here with priority for the A39.
The road is rather more twisty ahead and continues with its rural theme. In about two and a half miles the village of Ladock is reached. a river valley is followed here, so more twists and turns follow as the road avoids the contours. Under the main railway line from St Austell to Truro and then reach to a give-way at Truck Hill, which is the now-unclassified road into Probus. This was formerly the A390 but lost its classification when the Probus bypass was built. This was a totso for the A39 and continues to be one for the B3275. The former importance of these two roads is still obvious on the ground with a large "fork" junction for the former A39 heading northbound.