Dartford

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Dartford
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County
Kent
Highway Authority
Kent
This article is about Dartford.
For for the Dartford Crossing, see Dartford Crossing
.
For the tunnel associated with it, see Dartford Tunnel.
For the town's three bypasses, see Dartford Bypasses.

Dartford is a medium sized town near the Thames Estuary. It is best known for its Tunnel and Bridge and it is also where the Rolling Stones were founded. It was also where national newspapers got their paper from until the 1930s.

Its this town where the first renumbering due to a building of a new road after classification happened. It was for the First Dartford Bypass.

Routes

Route To Notes

M25

Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport, Channel Tunnel

A2

Bexleyheath, London bypasses town to the South on the Second Dartford Bypass

A2

Canterbury, Medway Towns, M2 bypasses town to the South on the Second Dartford Bypass

A282

The NORTH, Dartford Crossing, Stansted Airport, Tilbury, (M1, M11) bypasses town to the east.

A206

Crayford, Erith bypasses town to the North on the Third Dartford Bypass

A206

Greenhithe, Bluewater

A207

Crayford, Bexleyheath

A225

Farmingham Also for Sevenoaks

A226

Ebbsfleet, Swanscombe, Gravesend

A296

Bluewater, Ebbsfleet, A2 Former A2 & Eastern section of First Dartford Bypass

A2018

Bexley, Sidcup

A2026

Old A206

B258

Swanley

B260

Darenth, Longfield

B2174

Former A2 & Western section of First Dartford Bypass

B2228

Littlebrook Interchange

B2500

on Watling Street

B254

Now mostly unclassified bar a small section of A2026

A210

Bexley, Sidcup Now A2018

History

Dartford is on Watling Street, it has been bypassed three times (not counting the A282/M25 route that passes close to the east of the town).

First Dartford Bypass

This is B2174 as seen on a overbridge.
see main article:First Dartford Bypass

Built in 1924, bypassing Watling Street, Princes Way (currently B2174, A225 and A226) took the A2 around Dartford.

Second Dartford Bypass

This is the A2 at Leyton Cross just east of the Dartford Heath Interchange.
see main article: Second Dartford Bypass

The Second Dartford Bypass takes the A2 on a motorway-quality alignment further to the south of Dartford than the original A2 bypass.

Third Dartford Bypass

This is River Darent at the 3rd Dartford Bypass overbridge.
see main article: Third Dartford Bypass

The Third Dartford Bypass, Bob Dunn Way, takes the A206 round the north of the town.

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Dartford
ProjectsDartford Bypasses
JunctionsDarenth Interchange • Dartford Heath • Littlebrook Interchange • Princes Road Interchange
CrossingsLower Thames Crossing/Option A • Princes Tunnel
RoadsA2 • A2(M) (Kidbrooke - Falconwood) • A2018 • A2026 • A206 • A207 • A225 • A226 • A282 • A295 (Bexleyheath) • A296 • B2174 • B2174 (Stone - Darenth Wood) • B2200 (Dartford) • B2228 • B2500 • B254 • B258 • B260 • Bluewater Parkway • EuroVelo 5 • M25 • NCN1 • T34 (Britain) • Watling Street
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Places in South East England
Major DestinationsBrighton • Canterbury • Channel Tunnel • Chichester • Dover • Guildford
Primary DestinationsAshford • Bognor Regis • Crawley • Dartford Crossing • Dorking • East Grinstead • Eastbourne • Farnham • Folkestone • Gatwick Airport • Hastings • Horsham • Lewes • Maidstone • Margate • Newhaven • Ramsgate • Reigate • Sevenoaks • Sheerness • Staines • Thamesport • Tunbridge Wells • Uckfield • Worthing
Other PlacesBexhill • Billingshurst • Brenzett • Burgess Hill • Chatham • Dartford • Esher • Ewell • Faversham • Gillingham • Gravesend • Haywards Heath • Hindhead • Hove • Hythe • Leatherhead • Littlehampton • Midhurst • Redhill • Rochester • Rye • Sandwich • Shoreham-by-Sea • Sittingbourne • Swanley • Tenterden • Tonbridge • Weybridge • Woking