The A269 is an unusually shaped A-road in East Sussex, shorter now than in its heyday.
The route starts at the point where the north-eastbound A271TOTSOs left at Hazard's Green, west of Ninfield. It climbs up to the centre of the latter village before descending south-eastwards to reach Bexhill.
The road meets the new North Bexhill Access Road (A2691) at a roundabout, at which point traffic may leave for a better route into Bexhill. Here the road passes through Sidley before crossing the A2690 on a restored railway bridge. At this point the A2036 followed by the B2182 both peel off and the road heads south towards the coast.
After a little urban drive, the A2690 is met again, this time at a traffic light junction. The old A269 is now a residential street and bus only road, so the road multiplexes with the A2690 for a few hundred yards. At the large junction with the A259, the A2690 ends and the A269 carries on, heading into Bexhill town centre.
Further into town, the road performs a little urban loop, continuing south, east, and then north – via two T-junction turns (left, then right) and a left TOTSO – to end up back on the A259, at another set of traffic lights.
The A269 originally started in Battle
While the central section of the A269 is unchanged, both ends have moved. The northern end of the road was on the A21 (now A2100) in Battle; the road headed west, south, and west again to reach its current route in Ninfield, where the A271 came in from the left along the A269's current route. In the 2000s, the A271 was moved to reach Battle and so the A269 was diverted to Hazard's Green to meet it; the former section of A269 vacated became the B2204. At the Bexhill end, the A269 originally ran along what is now the B2182 to end on the A259 High Street.