|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||4 miles (6.4 km)|
|Meets:||A28, A255, A256, A255|
|Route outline (key)|
The A254 almost forms a coast-to-coast route in Thanet.
Margate - Ramsgate
The road starts at the eastern end of the A28 by the clock tower in Margate, surrounded by amusement arcades on the edge of the beach. The road heads south through town and has a short one-way loop almost immediately. At a mini-roundabout with the railway line on our right the A255 leaves us; it follows our route almost exactly, just taking longer to do so. That road is one-way here; as we bear sharply right to go under the railway line the inbound A255 meets us on the left.
The road continues south through the suburbs of Margate. It crosses the B2052 at a signalised crossroads before passing the hospital and becoming less urban - but not particularly rural. There is a brief glimpse of the countryside (cabbage fields) to the left as it passes an industrial estate to the right but the road is soon lined with buildings on both sides once more.
At the next roundabout, which is in the middle of a retail park, the A254 crosses the A256 Ramsgate northern bypass before heading into town along Margate Road. The terrain soon becomes residential and stays that way. The road goes under a railway viaduct before ending a short distance further on at traffic lights back on the A255. Originally the A254 continued along the narrow street ahead to end on the A253 High Street but these roads are now unclassified.
Original Author(s): Adam Colton