A282 road

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A282 road
The southern end of the A282, showing the 4-level junction (A282 is the second from top)
Route information
Part of Tabliczka E15.svg
Length: 4.9 mi[1] (7.9 km)
Major junctions
South end: Hawley (near Dartford) (A2)
51°25′40″N 0°14′20″E / 51.42779°N 0.23887°E / 51.42779; 0.23887[2]
  [ M 25  ] M25 motorway
A1090 A1090 road
A1306 A1306 road
A2 A2 road
A206 A206 road
A225 A225 road
A296 A296 road
North end: West Thurrock (A13)
51°29′31″N 0°16′05″E / 51.49183°N 0.26803°E / 51.49183; 0.26803[3]
Dartford Crossing
Road network

The A282 (also known as the Canterbury Way and often mistakenly as part of the M25) is a short length of road that spans the gap between the two ends of the M25 motorway and includes the Dartford Crossing across the River Thames between Essex and Kent in England.


The road completes the loop of the London Orbital by connecting junctions 2 and 31 of the M25, and is also part of the unsigned Euroroute E15. Its junctions are numbered as a continuation of the junction sequence of the M25. Although it is a continuation of the motorway and is a multi-lane dual-carriageway, it is classed as an all-purpose A road, not a motorway. As such, it provides a river crossing for all classes of road of traffic, without the restrictions that would apply if it were a motorway. A shuttle bus is provided free of charge for pedestrians and cyclists wishing to make the crossing.[4]


A282 Road
Northbound exits Junction Southbound exits
Road continues as M25 to Watford M25 J30 Thurrock (Lakeside), Tilbury A13
Dagenham (A1306, A126, A1090)
Thurrock services
Docklands, Thurrock (Lakeside), Tilbury A13 End of motorway
Start of M25 motorway No exit
South Ockendon, Dagenham A1306
Purfleet A1090
Thurrock services
Non-motorway traffic
M25 J31 No exit
Tunnel Bridge
Toll booth
Erith A206 J1a Swanscombe A206
No exit J1b Dartford A225
Start of Road M25 J2
Darenth Interchange
London, Canterbury A2, (M2)
Non-motorway traffic
London (South East), Canterbury A2, (M2)
Dartford (A225)
Road continues as M25
to Sevenoaks

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Driving directions to M25". Google maps. Google. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "M25 Dartford, Kent". Google maps. Google. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "M25 Purfleet, Essex". Google maps. Google. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Thurrock & Kent Thameside" (pdf). Sustrans. Retrieved 27 May 2014.