A28 road

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A28 road
A28 road map.png
Major junctions
North east end: Margate
  A2 A2 road
A20 A20 road
A21 A21 road
A251 A251 road
A252 A252 road
A253 A253 road
A254 A254 road
A257 A257 road
A262 A262 road
A268 A268 road
A291 A291 road
A292 A292 road
A299 A299 road
A2050 A2050 road
A2070 A2070 road
A2100 A2100 road
South west end: North Hastings (Baldslow)
Location
Primary
destinations
:
Ramsgate
Ashford
Canterbury
Road network
The A28 near Rolvenden

The A28 is a trunk road in southern England. It runs south-west from the seaside resort of Margate in Kent via Westgate and Birchington, reaching open countryside at Sarre. The road continues via Upstreet and Hersden to Sturry, and on to the cathedral city of Canterbury. It forms part of Canterbury's ring road before leaving via Wincheap and Thanington Without, where a sliproad linking to the A2 was completed in 2011,[1] and passing between the North Downs via Chartham, Chilham, Godmersham and Bilting.

The commemorative plaque for Simone Weil Avenue, a section of the A28 as it runs through Ashford

The A28 plunges back into suburbia at Kennington, a suburb of Ashford, but skirts around the town centre on a section of dual carriageway. In 1982,[citation needed] this section was named Simone Weil Avenue, in honour of the French philosopher and mystic. Bypassing Great Chart, the road undulates around the Kentish Weald via Bethersden and High Halden, to the market town of Tenterden.

The A28 continues via Rolvenden and Newenden before crossing a narrow bridge over the River Rother and entering East Sussex via Northiam, beyond which the road becomes very winding. After Brede there is a steep descent to bridge the river of the same name. Next is Westfield, just before the road climbs to terminate at its junction with the A21 just north of Hastings.

Work has continued to improve the A28 into the 21st century. For example, in 2011 a new slip road was completed to connect the road to the A2 in Canterbury.[1]

Coordinates: 51°10′39″N 0°54′19″E / 51.17759°N 0.90522°E / 51.17759; 0.90522

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