A31 road


A31 road

UK road routebox
road= A31
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direction= East-Southwest
start= Guildford
destinations= Farnham
Ringwood
end= Bere Regis
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The A31 is a major trunk road in southern England that runs from Guildford in Surrey to Bere Regis in Dorset.

Route of Road

The road begins in the centre of Guildford, meeting the A3 road before running south west along the Hog's Back. It continues past Farnham, Alton and New Alresford before joining the route of the M3 motorway at its junction just east of Winchester. The original route (now the A3090 road) continues as a minor A-road between Winchester, Romsey and the New Forest. The M27 motorway flows seamlessly into the road near Lyndhurst, from where it continues as a trunk road through the New Forest and past Ringwood, Ferndown and Wimborne Minster before terminating at its roundabout junction with the A35 road at Bere Regis. The A35 is not a trunk road east of Bere Regis, but is a continuation of the A31 trunk road to the west.

The A31 is part of the ancient route from London to Winchester.

The A31 is primarily a single-carriageway road, used by heavy goods vehicles and as such is particularly slow, especially during busy times of the day.

External links

* [http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/roadlists/f99/31.shtml SABRE The First 99 - A31]


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