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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 roughly following the modern day A27 up to the mid 1950s[citation needed].

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A26 Cuilfail Tunnel in Lewes
Major junctions
North east endMaidstone
 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 endNewhaven
Tunbridge Wells
Road network

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.

External linksEdit

  Media related to A26 road (England) at Wikimedia Commons

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