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A26 road

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North east end:  Maidstone
Primary destinations:  Tunbridge Wells Lewes
Province  Ulster
South west end:  Newhaven
Length  68.4 km
A26 road

The A26 road is one of the three cross-country two-digit numbered roads in the southeast of England, the others being the A25 road and A27 road. It carries traffic from Maidstone in Kent in a generally south-westerly direction to Tunbridge Wells and then on to Newhaven in East Sussex. It begins its journey up the Medway valley to Tonbridge; from there it crosses the Weald through Tunbridge Wells to Uckfield, and thence follows the River Ouse to its mouth at Newhaven, bypassing Lewes by means of a road tunnel. The road is almost entirely single carriageway resulting in congestion. The original A26 at Lewes headed to Brighton following the modern day A27.

Map of A26, United Kingdom

The road runs for a total distance of some 50 miles (80 kilometres) and provides access to the North Kent area and its industrial base with the ferry port of Newhaven. In consequence it has a large Heavy Goods Vehicle usage.

References

A26 road Wikipedia


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