A26 road

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For the road in Northern Ireland, see A26 road (Northern Ireland).

A26 road shield

A26 road
A26 road map.png
A26 Cuilfail Tunnel in Lewes
Major junctions
North east end: Maidstone
  A20 A20 road
A21 A21 road
A22 A22 road
A227 A227 road
A228 A228 road
A264 A264 road
A267 A267 road
A272 A272 road
A2014 A2014 road
South west end: Newhaven
Location
Primary
destinations
:
Tunbridge Wells
Lewes
Road network
A26 road
Maidstone
UK road A229.PNG
River Medway
One-way traffic
Maidstone West railway station
Medway Valley Line
One-way traffic
UK road A20.PNG
Fant
to
Maidstone Hospital
Barming railway station
Barming
to West Farleigh
Teston
to
East Malling
Nettlestead
Wateringbury
UK road A228.PNG
Mereworth
 B2016  / UK road A228.PNG
to West Peckham
Hadlow
to Golden Green
A26 bypasses Tonbridge
UK road A227.PNG
River Medway
Tonbridge
Tonbridge railway station
South East Main Line
to Pembury
UK road A21.PNG
One-way traffic
to Bidborough
Southborough
to High Brooms
to Tunbridge Wells
UK road A264.PNG
UK road A267.PNG
Tunbridge Wells West railway station
Spa Valley Railway
Eridge
Wealden Line
Boarshead
to Jarvis Brook
Crowborough
to Ashdown Forest
UK road A272.PNG
UK road A22.PNG
to Uckfield
Wealden Line
UK road A22.PNG
Little Horsted
Rose Hill
 B2192 
to Lewes
Cuilfail Tunnel
UK road A27.PNG
East Coastway Line
UK road A27.PNG
Beddingham
Tarring Neville
South Heighton
Newhaven / UK road A259.PNG
Seaford Branch Line

The A26 road is one of the three[dubious ] 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[when?] A26 at Lewes headed to Brighton following the modern day A27[citation needed].

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.

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Coordinates: 51°03′20″N 0°09′17″E / 51.05542°N 0.15484°E / 51.05542; 0.15484