|From:||High Street (TQ735693)|
|To:||Frindsbury Road (TQ735695)|
|Distance:||0.2 miles (0.3 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The A2017 is the original alignment of the A228 through Strood between the A2 High Street and A228 Frindsbury Road. The modern route of the A228 goes along Gun Lane instead, which was originally unclassified, despite having to TOTSO on meeting the A2017. It's possible that improvements to the bridge over the Rochester - Swanley line caused that road to merit Class I status - and certainly it allows current traffic to avoid the Strood one-way system.
The A2017 still exists on contemporary maps and in Medway Council's records, though it is no longer signed as such; it is treated as merely a spur of the A228.