|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Repton Park, Ashford (TR001436)|
|Distance:||2.9 miles (4.7 km)|
|Meets:||A20, A28, A2042, A2070, A20, M20|
|Route outline (key)|
It starts at a roundabout near the old TA site at Repton Park just south of M20 junction 9, where the A20 and A28 meet, then runs into the town centre, bypassing it to the north. It then passes some industrial estates and up to Willesborough, where it meets the rather overcrowded junction 10.
The A292 once formed the whole of the Ashford ring road, which was a one way free-for-all two miles long and varying between three and four lanes wide, right around the town centre. It was infamous for boy racers, driving instructors allegedly advised their pupils to exceed the 30 mph limit and Jasper Carrott even cracked jokes about it on a visit to the town. Due to the poor safety record, the ring road was turned back into two way traffic on 1 July, 2007. The south and western sections are no longer a through route, but part of a "shared space" scheme with a 20 mph limit. The A292 only covers the north flank of the former ring road, with the eastern section, Station Road, being part of the A2042.