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A299-A28.jpg
A299 / A28 junction between Sarre and Birchington
Ramsgate Tunnel.JPG

== Summary ==

Brenley Corner Interchange.jpg
Tunnel Below Golf Course - Geograph - 1555568.jpg
Tunnel Below Golf Course
The A299 Margate road - Geograph - 156542.jpg
The A299 Margate road
The A299, towards the junction with the A2- M2 - Geograph - 156544.jpg
The A299, towards the junction with the A2/ M2
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Welcome to Ramsgate

The A299 enters Ramsgate just after the Lord of the Manor roundabouts (which are always referred to in the singular on traffic reports). The ADS for the roundabout heading into Pegwell Tunnel and the ferry terminal can be seen in the distance. Also we are on the former, and much truncated, A253 here. Taken 17th June 2008.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 18, 2008 by Yorkletts
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The A299

The A299 near St. Nicholas-at-Wade as seen from a footbridge. Freeflowing traffic and loads of MA90s!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 20, 2008 by TRC666
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Lord of the Manor (Old and new)

Scan showing the old and new road layout at the Lord of The Manor near Ramsgate. We lost a congested crossroads and gained a new rail bridge, two new roundabouts and two disused railway bridges. The old route of the A253 has been added for information.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 24, 2008 by Yorkletts
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A299 - Choose your Campsite!

Approaching the Lord of the Manor roundabouts on the A299 (former A253). The Ramsgate- Canterbury railway line passes underneath, between the two roundabouts. The A299 continues in the direction of Nethercourt. Taken 17th June 2008.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 18, 2008 by Yorkletts
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A299 at Lord of the Manor

The A299 (former A253) exits the A256 mulitiplex at Lord of the Manor roundabout. Not far to the ferry terminal from here. 17th June 2008.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 18, 2008 by Yorkletts
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A299 - 2 Miles to Ramsgate

Looking across the A299 near the Lord of the Manor roundabouts, and across the Channel. You can see the Cap Griz-Nez on the French coast from here on a clear day. The ferry is heading towards Dover. Taken 17th June 2008.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 18, 2008 by Yorkletts
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A299/A256 Muliplex

The short A256/A299 multiplex at the Lord of the Manor Roundabout just outside Ramsgate. This view looking south across the railway bridge, built when the junction was redesigned in the early 1990's (I think). Left at the roundabout for Ramsgate and straight on for Sandwich. Taken 17th June 2008.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 18, 2008 by Yorkletts
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A299 Approaching Pegwell Tunnel from the Port

A general view of the approach to Pegwell tunnel on the A299 Taken 17th June 2008.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 18, 2008 by Yorkletts
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A299 Pegwell Tunnel

The A299 emerges from the cliffs to complete the final few hundred yards to the ferry terminal. All in all it's quite a dramatic piece of road for the last couple of miles. The tunnel is not heavily used, other than by lorries heading to the port, and a handful cars. If the Ramsgate- Ostende ferry was ever pulled the tunnel would be a bit of white elephant.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 18, 2008 by Yorkletts
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Old A253 and current A299

Looking back towards Cliffsend village. The new alignment, now the A299, joins from the right.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 24, 2008 by Yorkletts
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A299 Inside Pegwell Tunnel

Pegwell tunnel snakes its way towards the sea for 800 metres. The speed limit is 30mph, hard to maintain with so little traffic about, but it does give you plenty of time to admire this feat of engineering.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 18, 2008 by Yorkletts
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A299 Pegwell Tunnel Approach

In this view the sea wall, on the left, and cliffs on the right are more visible.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 18, 2008 by Yorkletts
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A299 Elegant Arch

Approaching Pegwell Tunnel en route to Ramsgate ferry terminal, now about 1 mile away. The arch bridge carries a former minor road from Pegwell to Cliffsend which was closed to traffic and now forms part of the Viking Coastal Trail cycle route. taken 17th June 2008.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 18, 2008 by Yorkletts
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Ramsgate Ferry Terminal
A new ferry terminal, west of Royal Harbour, has been recently built and caters mainly for Trans Europa Freight traffic to and from Ostend.
Lord of The Manor Roundabouts view east - Geograph - 332058.jpg
Lord of The Manor Roundabouts view east
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Lord of The Manor junction as it is now.
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Lord of The Manor junction was it will be in 2012
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St. Nicholas Roundabout
This is one of the major road intersections in this area. It is where the A28 Margate to Canterbury road meets the A299 Thanet Way. A minor road also connects to this roundabout, making it a 5 junction roundabout.
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Fingerpost at Chislet,Kent on what in early days was the A299.
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Fingerpost at Graveney, Kent, on former A299.
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Philips MA50 on A299

Here's a closer shot of one of the MA50s on taller columns on the A299.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 25, 2008 by Rojojnr
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Philips SGS201 at Manston Airport

Because of the proximity of this road to the runway of the nearby Manston Airport, side street lighting has had to be used on this stretch of road running between the roundabouts with the A299 and Manston Road. The lanterns are Philips SGS201s which have been painted green to match the columns!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 06, 2008 by Rojojnr
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Kent Thanet before the Thanet Way

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Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 07, 2005 by M4Simon
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MA50s on A299 #3

Even the access roads onto the petrol stations on the A299 are lit with MA50s! Nowadays, SOX lanterns on tehse would be replaced by SON, like at a BP garage on the A127 near me - MA60s were replaced for SGS203s!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 25, 2008 by Rojojnr
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MA50s on A299

I've mentioned many times that the A299, which was upgraded to dual carriageway in the early 1990s, is lit predominantly by these MA50s. Well, this weekend I can provide some shots of these great installations. To all you SOX fans out there, enjoy!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 25, 2008 by Rojojnr
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MA50s on A299

This is the typical slip road installation for the A299 - tall columns and bigger lanterns are used on the busier slip roads where HGVs are more frequent, while very quiet slip roads leading off from country lanes are lit by the smallest size of MA90 on shorter columns! Very sensible indeed, and a good reminder of the time when streetlight contractors were sane!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 25, 2008 by Rojojnr
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Philips MA's - A299

This is the A299 looking towards Margate at St. Nicholas-at-Wade. Lots of Philips MAs on this road, they are seen almost all the way to the M2.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 27, 2008 by TRC666
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Great big view that opens out when travelling Westbound on the Thanet Way in Kent.
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M2, End of Motorway Regulations
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The St Nicholas at Wade Roundabout. Junction of the A299 and A28.
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Junction ahead with unclassified road to St Nicholas at Wade. A299 heading west. Pre Guildford Rules or ignoring them.
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The newly built section of the Thanet Way tunnels under a golf course.
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The tunnel built to avoid the destruction of a golf course.
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Thanet Way A2990 approaching the Solar Farm south-east of Swalecliffe
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Cliffsend underpass The road is built in a cutting for around a mile, while the railway and level crossing for the village is on the original ground level.
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Hengist Way, Cliffsend Underpass A short tunnel takes the A299 under the railway line.

 

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