This article is about the original B2045 to the east of Herne Bay in Kent. For the current B2045 to the west of Faversham in the same county, see B2045.
View north along the now-unclassified former B2045 Church Lane, Chislet
The B2045 was a rural B-road running inland from the north Kent coast.
It started on the B2044 in Herne Bay before heading southeast through Broomfield and Chislet to end on the A28 in Upstreet.
The road was upgraded to Class I status in the late 1920s, becoming the A299. However, with the completion of Thanet Way east of Herne Bay in the 1930s, the A299 was rerouted to follow the new road. All of the ex-B2045 was declassified except for the short section between Herne Bay and the new road, which became the eastern end of the B2205: the new classification of the old A299 from west of Whitstable.
The B2205 has since been diverted to run from Herne Bay to Thanet Way along Canterbury Road (the old A291, earlier the B2044) and so the whole of the former B2045 is now unclassified.