|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||3.3 miles (5.3 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
It starts at a roundabout with the A229 near M2 junction 3 and runs through suburbia, remaining on the right bank of the River Medway. The road passes through the suburb of Borstal, which has given its name to a type of reformatory; there is still a Young Offender Institute here.
After a couple of miles the road reaches Rochester town centre where it bears sharply to the right and then ends at traffic lights on the A2.
As might be gathered from its name of "Maidstone Road", the B2097 was originally part of the A229 from Rochester to Maidstone. On 1 April 1933 the A229 was rerouted onto City Way, a new arterial road into Rochester and Chatham, with the old route taking the B2097 number.
C371 and Crow Lane
Medway Council have documents  stating that the final section of the B2097 (East Row and Victoria Street), is numbered as the C371, and the B2097 actually continues along Crow Lane, ending on Rochester High Street. All maps suggest the B2097 continues along East Row and Victoria Street, although there are no road signs to identify the road either way.