|From: || Ewell (N) (TQ218636) |
|To: || Ewell (S) (TQ219621) |
|Distance: || 1 miles (1.6 km)|
|Met: || A240, A232, A24, A240 |
|Former Number(s): || A24, A240|
|Route outline (key)|
||Ewell: Kingston Road, High Street, Reigate Road
|This article is about the original route of the A2026 through Ewell.
For the current route in Dartford, see A2026
Following the construction of the Ewell bypass in the 1930s, the A2026 number was applied to the former A240 through the town centre.
The road started at the northern end of the bypass, turning off the new route of the A240. It headed into town along Kingston Road before meeting London Road, which was the old route of the A24; this was also part of the A2026 although, being the first spur. After passing along the High Street, meeting the A232 Cheam Road en route, the ex-A24 then continued ahead along Epsom Road whilst the ex-A240 bore left onto Reigate Road. Both routes carried the A2026 number, giving a second spur. The ex-A240 ended back on the bypass, now numbered A24, with the A240 continuing ahead, whilst the ex-A24 ended on the A24 itself further south. This is certainly the situation through the 1950s and 60s according to OS 1:10560 sheets, although it is not certain what the numbering was when the bypass first opened.
The majority of classified roads have now been removed from Ewell town centre and so the A2026 is no more. Part of the High Street is now numbered B2200 whilst the rest of the route is unclassified.