|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Sayers Common (TQ269189)|
|Distance:||2.7 miles (4.3 km)|
|Meets:||B2117, B2116, A23|
|Route outline (key)|
The entire route of the B2118 is a former section of the A23, a fact reflected in places by the road's width. It was given its number in 2005 when upgrades to the A23 was taking place, before then the former A23 route did not have a class I or class II Number.
We start on the B2117 south of Albourne; the former A23 immediately south of here is now closed to traffic but we are just west of a GSJ on the present route of that road. We head directly north to Albourne, where there are traffic lights at the junction with the B2116. They are a remnant of the road's past as the A23; these days an uncontrolled junction would suffice. Continuing north, Sayers Common is then reached, where the road has been narrowed and mini-roundabouted: a bit of a come down from the route's heady days as a major trunk route. The road ends shortly afterwards at a north-facing GSJ with, unsurprisingly, the A23 at Sayers Common Junction