|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Dymchurch Road (TR158346)|
|To:||East Street (TR165348)|
|Distance:||0.5 miles (0.8 km)|
|Now part of:||A259|
|Route outline (key)|
The original route of the A259 was along the town's High Street and the B2066 formed a loop off it to the south along the parallel Prospect Road.
As the B2066 formed a natural town-centre relief road the importance of the road was evident from the beginning and it is not surprising it had been upgraded to Class I status by the 1950s. The High Street is now closed to through traffic and the ex-B2066 is part of the A259 mainline.