|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Four Cross, Penryn (SW770363)|
|To:||Penryn Harbour (SW794340)|
|Distance:||2.2 miles (3.5 km)|
|Meets:||A39, A393, A39|
|Route outline (key)|
The B3292 is the present number of that section of the A39 left behind by the opening of the Penryn by pass in 1994.
It starts at Treluswell Roundabout, also known as Four Cross on the A39, where it also meets the A393. Before 1994, the A39 turned left at the junction and the straight-through route was a part of the A394. The bypass uses that route (with an upgrade) as well as a new-built section.
There is a garage at the start and the road passes over the single-track Falmouth branch line. There are also a couple of bends and traffic is kept from overtaking by a double white line. It then opens up to what would have been a three-lane section and latterly an S2+1. However, the middle lane has been hatched out to give turning traffic from the other way some protection. After the junction the opposite carriageway is two lanes for a short while but then this direction gets it own right turn protection via hatching. It's two lanes thereafter and it gets a 30 mph limit for the town of Penryn.
As the road drops down into town it comes to the harbour area and passes boatyards and chandlers, etc. The start of town feels rather faded and Penryn, which was a major port in centuries past, was overtaken by its near neighbour, Falmouth. Next is a traffic-light junction for a turn to the actual town centre and a view opens up of the water. This was formerly a junction of the A39 and another branch of the A394, but the route to the town centre is now unclassified. Here there are some smarter new developments.
Prior to the 1994 renumberings, the B3292 existed elsewhere in Penryn.
It connected the A39 and A394 along Brown's Hill. The road is now declassified as the original route of the A394 is also unclassified. However, given that the ex-A39 is now numbered B3292 the road has not moved far.