|Location Map ( geo)|
|Junctions related to the B3130|
The junction locally known as Barrow Tanks lies at the eastern end of the small village of Barrow Gurney. It takes its name from the groups of reservoirs which sit alongside the A38 here. The junction itself is a busy traffic light controlled T junction, with the A38 briefly dualled through the junction, in addition to the turning lanes for the B3130. Whilst this increases the queueing capacity of the junction, so foreshortening stacking, it does lead to mini races to get ahead of other traffic in the short space before the two lanes re-merge.
The B3130 is a very busy rat-run, connecting the A38 across to the A370 at Cambridge Batch, the southern end of the Long Ashton Bypass. The road passes through Barrow Gurney, and is often narrow with roadside buildings which has led North Somerset Council to introduce speed limits, traffic calming and weight limits in an attempt to minimise the volume of traffic cutting through. It hasn't been particularly successful, and with the landscape making any new bypass road expensive to construct, the junction remains busy.
After a short multiplex southwards, the B3130 continues eastwards towards the Chew Valley, but this junction is a simple T junction with comparatively little turning traffic!
|Bristol Airport, Bridgwater, Taunton|
|Winford, Chew Magna, Chew Stoke||half a mile to the south on A38|