Southampton

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Southampton
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County
Hampshire
Highway Authority
Southampton
Forward Destination on
M3, M27, A33, M271, (A36)
Next Primary Destinations
Fareham • Ringwood • Salisbury • Winchester
Places related to the M3
Basingstoke • Camberley • Eastleigh • Farnborough • London • Winchester
Places related to the M27
Chichester • Fareham • Portsmouth
Places related to the A33
Basingstoke • Reading • Winchester
Places related to the A36
Bath • Bristol • Frome • Salisbury • Warminster
This article is about the city and Primary Destination.
For the Highway Authority, see Southampton Council
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Southampton is a city on the south coast of England.

History

Classification

Southampton in 1922 didn't have any principal toll-tree roads suitable for major traffic to the east, and road numbering reflected that - the A27 crossed the Hamble at Botley, as there was no fixed crossing south of there. And the Northam Bridge was narrow and tolled. Because of this, the routes eastwards out of the city centre are 4-digit A roads, which ended at the river. The A33, A3025 and B3040 ended at a junction between High St and Bernard Street, with the A335 and B3041 ended on the A3025 a bit further to the east. Along the edge of the docks, the B3039 ran - from the station to the Itchen Chain Ferry, where the A3025 ended. The B3038 headed north from the A3025, to end by the river in Northam (not where there's a bridge). The A33 took the High Street north, and the A3024 and A36 ended on it near the Civic Centre. The A3024 stopped at the Northam Bridge. The A35 skirted the city, like today, only not quite on the same route. The B3042 started at Central Station and headed, through Shirley, up the Romsey Road.

To the '60s

By 1935, the B3042 had long been A3057, and the A3024 had been extended to meet the A27 at Park Gate, following the removal of the Northam Bridge tolls in 1930. The '35 numbering revision brought about several changes - perhaps the biggest is that the Hamble had been bridged at Burseldon, so the A27 was rerouted to get closer to the east side of Southampton. The A334 was extended to the city on the old route of the A27, while the A3024 was truncated to end on the new route of the A27 at Bursledon. The A35 on the city side of the Test was renumbered A3067, except for the part of Burgess Road between Winchester Road (where the A3067 continued on it to get to the A33 and then multiplexing along it to meet Burgess Road again) and The Avenue, which was the B3057. The B3057 continued until the late 40s, where it became part of the A3067. The A35 returned to Swaythling in 1953, when Tebourba Way was built, forming a better road. In the 1940s, a gap was left between Southampton and Chilworth to allow a new build South Coast trunk road to be built.

Motorway Plans

In the 1960s and 70s ambitious motorway plans were progressed, with three spurs off the South Coast Trunk Road planned - the Nursling Link Motorway, which was built, the Portswood Link Motorway, which wasn't (though plans to built it continued well into the 1980s), although Thomas Lewis Way was built on its line and the Townhill Link Motorway, which was a short spur that some evidence does exist for on the ground, but no decent road was built on that corridor.

Routes

Current Routes

Route To Notes

M3

The MIDLANDS, London, Winchester access either via A33 or A33, M271, M27

M27

Airport, Fareham, Portsmouth Airport signed eastbound from j3 to j5

M27

The WEST, Docks, Bournemouth Docks signed westbound from j8 to J3

M271

The WEST, The MIDLANDS, London, Romsey, (M27, M3)

A31

The WEST, Ringwood, Bournemouth Access via A33, M271, M27

A33

The WEST, London, Winchester, (M271), (M27, M3) Dock Gates 10 & 20 Primary route starts at the Mayflower Roundabout

A36

Salisbury Accessed via A33, M271, M27

A27

North Baddersley, Romsey A27 forms a tangental/orbital road passing Southampton

A27

Bursledon, Fareham A27 forms a tangental/orbital road passing Southampton

A33

London, Winchester (M3)

A35

Lyndhurst, Totton heads round the northern suburbs

A326

Fawley, Hythe Via A33, A35

A334

Hedge End, Botley

A335

Airport, Eastleigh

A336

Cadham from A36 at Totton to M27 j1

A3024

Fareham, Portsmouth, (M27) As signed from ring road

A3025

Woolston via Itchen Bridge

A3035

Links A33 at Southampton Common with the A3024 at Bitterne

A3057

Romsey

B3033

Botley, Hedge End

B3035

West End, Botley from A27 at Basset. Former A27.

B3036

Hedge End from M27 j7

B3038

Shamrock Quay, Northam, Woolston alternative route

B3039

Ocean Village, Woolston via toll bridge Used to form the southern side of the ring road

B3397

Hamble from A3025 at Bursledon

E05

The MIDLANDS, London, Winchester unsigned, uses M271, M27 and M3

Ferry

East Cowes, Isle of Wight goes from Dock Gate 7 to East Cowes (A3021)

Ferry

New York scheduled passenger cruise service by Cunard
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Former / Unbuilt Routes

Route To Notes

M270

Salisbury Proposed number for former M27 spur at junction 2

A36(M)

Salisbury Now A36. Disputed number for former M27 spur at j2

A3067

now A35 round the north of Southampton

B3040

Terminus Terrace in the city centre

B3040

now A3035

B3041

Terminus Terrace

B3042

Romsey now A3057

B3053

Fawley, Hythe now A326 as far as Hythe

B3057

western part of Burgess Road

B3380

northern part of Wimpson Lane

M272

London, Winchester (M3), Portsmouth, Fareham (M27), Airport Portswood Link Motorway

M273

M27 once proposed Townhill Link Motorway, heading south from M27 junction 6, number not official.

E1

London, Winchester took the then A33 up to London and ferry route to Europe.

Named Junctions

See main article Named Junctions in Southampton

Also see Chilworth Interchange, Hedge End Interchange, M271 J1, Ower Interchange, Redbridge Roundabout, Rownhams Interchange, Stoneham Interchange and Windhover Interchange

Dock Gates

Dock Gates are numbered entrances to the docks. They appear on road signs, and on some maps like junction numbers. Many dock gates are still gates, with restricted access.

Image Name Classified Road(s) Grid Reference More Info Map
Photo-required.png Dock Gate 1 Channel Way SU429111
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Photo-required.png Dock Gate 2 Ocean Way SU427110
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Photo-required.png Dock Gate 3 Neptune Way SU426110
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Photo-required.png Dock Gate 4 Central Way SU423109
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Photo-required.png Dock Gate 5 Cruise Ferry Terminal Car Park SU421109
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Photo-required.png Dock Gate 6 Town Quay SU419109 Passenger ferries to Hythe and Cowes leave from here
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Photo-required.png Dock Gate 7 Isle of Wight Ferry SU418110
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Photo-required.png Dock Gate 8 Herbert Walker Avenue SU415112
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Photo-required.png Dock Gate 10 Southern Way SU410118
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Photo-required.png Dock Gate 20 First Avenue SU379127
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Southampton
ProjectsBitterne bypass
JunctionsAllington Lane Roundabout • Bassett Crossroads • Batts Corner • Bevois Valley Interchange • Charlotte Place • Chilworth Interchange • Hedge End Interchange • Hollybrook Roundabout • Kanes Hill Roundabout • Lordshill Roundabout • Mayflower Roundabout • Memorial Roundabout (Southampton) • Millbrook Roundabout • Mousehole Roundabout • Nursling Interchange • Ower Interchange • Ower Roundabout • Portswood Interchange • Redbridge Junction • Redbridge Roundabout (Southampton) • Romsey Road Roundabout • Rownhams Interchange • Six Dials • Stag Gates • Stoneham Interchange • Swaythling Interchange • Townhill Park Interchange • Western Terminal Interchange • Westfield Corner • Windhover Interchange • Windhover Roundabout
ServicesRownhams services
CrossingsCobden Bridge • Itchen Bridge • Itchen Chain Ferry • Mans Bridge • Northam Bridge • Red Bridge (Test) • Redbridge Causeway • Southampton - East Cowes ferry • Woodmill Bridge
RoadsA27 • A3024 • A3025 • A3035 • A3057 • A3067 • A326 • A33 • A334 • A335 • A336 • A35 • A36 • A36(M) • B3033 • B3035 • B3036 • B3038 • B3039 • B3040 (Central Southampton) • B3040 (Southampton Common - Bitterne) • B3041 (Southampton) • B3042 (Hampshire) • B3053 • B3057 (Southampton) • B3380 (Southampton) • B3397 • C20 (Southampton) • C351 (Southampton) • C500 (Southampton) • C501 (Southampton) • C502 (Southampton) • C503 (Southampton) • C504 (Southampton) • C505 (Southampton) • C506 (Southampton) • C68 (Southampton) • C69 (Southampton) • C74 (Southampton) • E05 • E1 (Old System) • M27 • M270 • M271 • M272 • M3 • NCN2 • NCN23 • NCN236 • T37 (Britain) • T39 (Britain) • T7 (Britain) • Townhill Link Motorway
MiscellaneousSouthampton/Named Junctions • Southampton Council (Class III roads)
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Major DestinationsBournemouth • Milton Keynes • Oxford • Portsmouth • Reading • Southampton • Winchester
Primary DestinationsAlton • Amersham • Andover • Aylesbury • Banbury • Basingstoke • Beaconsfield • Bracknell • Fareham • High Wycombe • Maidenhead • Newbury • Petersfield • Ringwood • Slough
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