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A292
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From:Repton Park, Ashford (TR001436)
To:Willesborough (TR037415)
Length:2.9 miles (4.7 km)
Meets: A20, A28, A2042, A2070, A20, M20
Former Number(s):A20
Primary Destinations
Ashford
Highway Authorities

Kent Council • Highways England

Traditional Counties

Kent

Route outline (key)
A292 Repton Park - Willesborough
This article is about the current A292, which is the Ashford Ring Road.
For the original, called Magazine Road, also in Ashford, see A292 (Magazine Road, Ashford)
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For the possible A292 in Charing, Kent, see A292 (Charing).
Ashford Ring Road

The A292 is the erstwhile A20 through the centre of Ashford that came into being when the original bypass opened in 1958.

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 short section between the northbound entry slip and the main roundabout at that junction is a Trunk Road and managed by Highways England. Otherwise, the road is maintained by Kent Council.

History

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 30mph 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 20mph limit. The A292 only covers the north flank of the former ring road, with the eastern section, Station Road, being part of the A2042.


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A292
JunctionsDrovers Roundabout • Lacton Interchange
CrossingsMace Lane Bridge
Related Pictures
View gallery (8)
A292 - Ashford Ring Road I - Coppermine - 9924.JPGA292 - Ashford Ring Road II - Coppermine - 9926.JPGA292 - Ashford Ring Road III - Coppermine - 9927.JPGAshford Ring Road (A292) - Coppermine - 9931.jpgAshford ring road - Geograph - 1441808.jpg
Other nearby roads
AshfordA20 • A2042 • A2070 • A2079 • A251 • A28 • A292 (Magazine Road, Ashford) • Ashford Bypass • B2070 (Ashford - New Romney) • B2072 (Ashford) • B2073 • B2074 • B2164 • B2229 • E15 • E2 (Old System) • E5 (Old System) • M20 • T4 (Britain)
A200 – A299
A200 • A201 • A202 • A203 • A204 • A205 • A206 • A207 • A208 • A209 • A210 • A211 • A212 • A213 • A214 • A215 • A216 • A217 • A218 • A219
A220 • A221 • A222 • A223 • A224 • A225 • A226 • A227 • A228 • A229 • A230 • A231 • A232 • A233 • A234 • A235 • A236 • A237 • A238 • A239
A240 • A241 • A242 • A243 • A244 • A245 • A246 • A247 • A248 • A249 • A250 • A251 • A252 • A253 • A254 • A255 • A256 • A257 • A258 • A259
A260 • A261 • A262 • A263 • A264 • A265 • A266 • A267 • A268 • A269 • A270 • A271 • A272 • A273 • A274 • A275 • A276 • A277 • A278 • A279
A280 • A281 • A282 • A283 • A284 • A285 • A286 • A287 • A288 • A289 • A290 • A291 • A292 • A293 • A294 • A295 • A296 • A297 • A298 • A299
Defunct Itineraries: A239 • A268 • A270 • A273 • A274 • A277 • A278 • A280 • A282 • A285 • A292(W) • A292(E) • A295