B2186

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B2186
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From: Crayford (TQ514747)
To: Barnes Cray (TQ526753)
Via: Crayford Way
Length: 0.9 miles (1.4 km)
Meets:  A207, A206
Highway Authorities

Bexley Council

Traditional Counties

Kent

Route outline (key)
B2186 Crayford - Barnes Cray
Crayford Way

The B2186 is a fairly dull-to-drive-on urban B-road in Crayford. Originally unclassified, the road dates to around 1930.

An interesting feature is nevertheless to be found at the Crayford end. The original junction was a simple crossroads with the A207 and A2000, with the A207 TOTSOing at this point. First rebuilt after the war, a newer version of this junction was built in the late 1980s, forcing traffic from Dartford and other areas to go around the new system.

Restricted to 30 mph as we leave this junction, we kink back to the original road from the time of first classification, which bends again before going in a general northeasterly direction. Not much happens now before we hit half way, where we go down to 20 mph and have a width restriction. After this, we hit a speed bump and then pass Maiden Lane, where Vickers used to have their Crayford operation; these days it is a quiet road to get to southwest Dartford. This is the slowest section of road: we lose our lines and go over speed humps, bouncing all the way to the other width restriction where we revert to 30.

This final section changed in the late 2000s. Formerly a crossroads, it's now a roundabout to the rebuilt D2 A206. It was the A206 that took the 2007 Tour de France from London to Paris via Dartford.

Anyway this marks the end of the road and the options are left to Erith, Thamesmead, Woolwich and London; right for Dartford, Dartford Crossing and to various exotic destinations beyond London.



B2186
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