A230 road

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A230 road
Route information
Length: 2.1 mi (3.4 km)
Major junctions
North end: Chatham
  A2 A2 road
A229 A229 road
A231 A231 road
South end: Horsted
Road network

The A230 is a short road running north-south in the Medway town of Chatham in Kent. The whole length of the road is within Medway Unitary Authority and is a non-primary route.

Route[edit]

Present route[edit]

The road begins in the centre of Chatham, at a T-junction with the A231, which once formed part of the ring-road in Chatham, but has now been altered to allow two-way traffic. The road briefly travels south-westwards under the A2 where there is a junction with the A2 itself, involving a small one-way system around a pub.

The road then travels southwards for most of the remainder of its length along Maidstone Road. The area surrounding the road is relatively built-up with residential housing. Approximately 1.9 miles (3.1 km) along, the A230 the road bends to the right onto Horsted Way, heading in a south-westerly direction, where it terminates at a roundabout adjacent to the former site of MidKent College, at a junction with the A229 with links to both Rochester and Maidstone.

Previous route[edit]

Before the 1930s, the A229 took a more westerly route down what is known as the B2097 Maidstone Road towards Borstal. This allowed the A230 to extend farther down what is today known as the A229, until it terminated at Bridgewood Gate, where it met with the A229. However, a new road was built in the 1930s between Horsted College and Rochester city centre, which was numbered the A229, resulting in the A230's losing approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) of its original length.

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Coordinates: 51°22′13″N 0°31′13″E / 51.3703°N 0.5203°E / 51.3703; 0.5203