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Cambridge Batch

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Cambridge Batch
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Location
Long Ashton
County
Somerset
Highway Authority
North Somerset
Junction Type
GSJ
Roads Joined
A370, B3130, B3129
Junctions related to the A370
Junctions related to the B3130
Junctions related to the B3129

The junction at Cambridge Batch lies at the southern end of the Long Ashton Bypass on the A370 and is fully grade-separated. The bypass is an odd mix of a central dual-carriageway section flanked by a 3-lane road, which effectively starts on the overbridge at this junction, where the third lane is the westbound turning lane for the B3130 underneath. The bridge is not wide enough to carry a full dual carriageway, which, considering the plans that have existed at various times, seems odd.

The A370 forms the main line through the junction, with a full complement of slips, three to the west and one to the east. The B3130 passes underneath, but requires right-turn movements for traffic interchanging between the two routes.

The old route of the A370, along Old Weston Road, is now closed up at the western end, except for pedestrians and cyclists. This originally crossed the B3130 at a difficult crossroads above a short tunnel on the Bristol–Exeter mainline railway. The junction is now a pair of mini roundabouts. A little further west along the B3130, the crossroads at the bottom of Belmont Hill used to see the B3129 cross and continue to the A370 in Flax Bourton. However, the B3129 has been curtailed at this junction fairly recently, with traffic diverted down to Cambridge Batch, although Station Road does remain open.

Routes

Route To Notes

A370

Bristol

A370

Weston-super-Mare, Flax Bourton, Backwell, Bristol Airport (A38)

B3130

Long Ashton, Wraxall, Nailsea, Clevedon

B3130

Barrow Gurney, Winford, Chew Magna





Cambridge Batch