St Peters Way
|St Peter's Way|
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||1.6 miles (2.6 km)|
|Meets:||M25, A317, A318, A320|
|Route outline (key)|
St Peter's Way is a pretty straightforward dual-carriageway link road, connecting the A317 and A320 to the M25 at Junction 11. It starts at the Addlestonemoor Roundabout, at the junction of the A317 and A318. Climbing out of the roundabout, it crosses the local Weybridge to Virginia Water railway line. A mile on, it reaches the M25 roundabout. After crossing over the motorway, it then runs straight on for half a mile, before curving to the west and the junction with the A320 at Ottershaw Roundabout. When it was being built, many maps marked it as a motorway. It may have had a 70 mph limit, but there is no official evidence that it was ever formally classed as a motorway.
There was a plan to extend the route to the M3 at Shepperton, and the possibility of extension to Heathrow Terminal 4 was discussed. On the ground, the only physical evidence remaining of these plans are some rather overgrown earthworks in the woods between the Philip Southcote School and Woburn Park Farm, the home of Gerry Cottle's Circus.
St Peter's Way is an A road, although its number is disputed. It could be one of four choices: A317 throughout; A320 throughout; half A317 and half A320; or unnumbered. The formal documentation is certainly not very clear! Originally, it was planned to become part of the A319, as it bypassed the Addlestone section of the A319 between St George's Roundabout and Ottershaw. That road is now the B3121). However, St Peter's Way didn't take that number, neither then nor subsequently.