A293

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A293
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Hangleton Bypass (TQ260075)
To:  Portslade by Sea (TQ263058)
Distance:  1.1 miles (1.8 km)
Meets:  A27, A270
Former Number(s):  A27
Old route now:  B2193, B2194
Highway Authorities

Brighton and Hove

Traditional Counties

Sussex

Route outline (key)
A293 Hangleton Bypass – Old Shoreham Road
A293 Old Shoreham Road – Portslade Basin

History

The A293 is a short link road in the Portslade area. The road is now located further north than it has been.

The A293 did not exist in the 1922 Road Lists but came into existence in 1924, having taken over the B2125 and presumably part of the A277 to connect the A27 (now A270) and the A259. In the 1960s the route of the A293 was straightened and the whole of the road south of the original line of the A27 has now been downgraded.

With the construction of the A27 Brighton northern bypass, the A293 was extended north to link the current and former routes of the A27, thus giving the road its current route. Due to Southwick tunnel being opened after the rest of the bypass as built, temporarily the A27 took the route of the modern day A293, once the tunnel was opened the route got its number back again

Route

A293 Junction with A27

The A293 starts at a dumbbell interchange under the A27. It then heads south as S2 for about ½ a mile until coming to a roundabout with Fox Way. It then continues round a slight right hand curve to another roundabout for Sainsbury's. After this the road is D2 for about 400 yards until it reaches a set of traffic lights with the A270. The A293 ends here but continued until the 2010s.

Defunct Section

The original line of the A293 in 1926

At this point the A293 used to turn right at this junction and multiplex with the A270 Old Shoreham Road for about ½ a mile until coming to Southern Cross, a signalised crossroads. From there it followed the route of the now-B2193 along Trafalgar Road and Church Road to end on the A259.

This is not the original line of the road, however. In 1924, the A293 only followed the northern section of Trafalgar Road before turning left into Victoria Road then right over the level crossing onto the road which is both Station Road, Portslade, and Boundary Road, Hove, still ending on the A259. This section is now the B2194.


Despite the road only linking the A270 an the A27, it is infact a primary route, potentially one of the shortest primary routes in the region being only just longer than 1 mile. [1]. It is not note that on no signs is it shown as primary route, but the A270 which is connects onto is shown as a primary route on signs, despite this section not being primary route.



A293
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