|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Severn Beach (ST539850)|
|Distance:||1.9 miles (3.1 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4064 is a three-armed B-road on the Gloucestershire bank of the Severn Estuary.
The road starts at a TOTSO of the B4055 by the war memorial in Pilning and heads west along the residential Redwick Road to cross the A403 at traffic lights. On the far side we move into Redwick and shortly reach a mini-roundabout. All three exits from this junction are numbered B4064 although only the one to the left and the one we've come along are signed as such.
The road to the right is signed as a no through road. It crosses over the M4 almost immediately before narrowing to pass the houses of Redwick and New Passage. A road junction is soon met where this branch ends, with the River Severn just out of sight.
If we take the other exit from the mini-roundabout we run alongside the M4 for a short distance before going over the M49 and descending into Severn Beach. We run through town along Beach Avenue, which has the air of an unclassified residential road, ending at the junction with the unclassified Beach Road. Again the River Severn is just out of sight. Beach Road continues ahead to what passes for the centre of town.
Originally the road from Pilning to New Passage was part of the B4055 whilst the road to Severn Beach was unclassified. By the end of the 1930s the B4055 had been rerouted to Old Passage to reach the Ferry to Beachley, whilst retaining a spur to Redwick. The B4064 came into being round the same time as a road from New Passage to Severn Beach, with an unclassified road at each end, meeting the B4055 in the middle at Redwick. Later in the 20th century the road from Pilning to Redwick changed for no apparent reason from being a spur of the B4055 to being a spur of the B4064.