Sole Street on the former B2009, now an unclassified road
The B2009 was a short B-road in west Kent. It started on the A2 at Thong and zigzagged southwestwards via Cobham to end on the A227 at Meopham. The road was downgraded to an unclassified road in the late 1980s.
Part of the B2009 was quickly upgraded to A2
The B2009 originally started in Strood. In early 1922, the proposed A2 was drafted to run via the historic coaching route from Dartford to Rochester via Gravesend along the line of what's now the A226. In September of that year, however, the decision was taken that, since the upgrade works to the old Roman Road (Watling Street) in the area (having begun in December 1921) were sufficiently advanced, that the A2 number should be allocated to that. The Strood - Thong section, which already existed as a minor road, was temporarily classified as B2009 and was renumbered as A2 following the completion of the works to upgrade Watling Street in August 1924.