|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||3.3 miles (5.3 km)|
|Meets:||A32, B3334, B3333|
|Route outline (key)|
The B3385 is a largely urban B-road on the Gosport Peninsula.
The road starts off in the middle of a strange fork/roundabout GSJ hybrid junction with the A32, and heads south from here. After the junction there used to be a level crossing with the former Gosport railway line but when this was turned into a busway a bridge was built. There's then a side road for the industrial estate, an option for traffic to head back through the junction.
The road crawls past HMS Collingwood and the retail parks, crossing the B3334 at a roundabout. It continues in to Lee where it suddenly becomes one-way and then terminates by the sea, with the road to the left magically becoming the B3333.
The B3385 did not exist in the 1922 Road Lists. Although it gained its number around 1930 it covered none of the above.
Originally the road started on the B3334 in Stubbington and headed south along Stubbington Lane into Lee, where it ended on the coast near its current southern end (maps are too small-scale to tell exactly). In 1935 the road was extended along its present route between the B3334 and A32, via a short multiplex along the former.
The original section of the road was declassified around 1950. Later in the 1950s a new road was built south of the B3344/B3385 junction into Lee and the B3385 was extended along it, giving the road its current route.