|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Greatbridge Road (SU352219)|
|To:||Romsey bypass (SU355209)|
|Via:||Romsey town centre|
|Distance:||0.8 miles (1.3 km)|
|Former Number(s):||A3057, A31|
|Route outline (key)|
The B3398 is a collection of streets in Romsey, Hampshire. Owing to the short length of the road its history is not fully known. However, it appears to have taken over pre-bypass routes in the town centre starting in the 1930s.
The road leaves the A3057 at a mini-roundabout north of the town centre and heads south into Greatbridge Road, which leads into Cherville Street and then Church Street. There is a roundabout - and statue of Lord Palmerston - in the Market Place which marks the start of a one-way loop around the narrow streets of the town centre.
Eastbound traffic follows The Hundred, to a T-junction. From here the loop continues as a two-way road to another T-junction. There's a spur to the left which ends at a roundabout on the A3090 Bypass Road, whilst the loop continues to the right along Broadwater Road, which skirts the town centre and only becomes one-way again when it turns to enter it; the Market Place is soon met again. Middlebridge Street, which bears off to the left at the southwest corner of the road, was another spur of the B3398 for some years but is now unclassified.
Returning to The Hundred, the two-way B3398 continues east along the remainder of the road to end at traffic lights where the A3057 comes in from the left and takes on the road ahead.