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Hastings

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Hastings
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County
Sussex
Highway Authority
East Sussex
Forward Destination on
A21, A259, A2070
Next Primary Destinations
Sevenoaks • Eastbourne • Ashford • Folkestone
Places related to the A21
Places related to the A259

Hastings is a town on the south coast of Sussex.

It is one of the few large towns in the south of England that does not have a direct dual carriageway link to the rest of the country - the nearest contender, the A21, has no dualling until Flimwell, 16 miles away (and even this is largely one lane each way), and still has intermittent S2 sections as far as the Tonbridge bypass, nearly 30 miles away. It also has no proper bypass, though a medley of B roads serves as a "de facto" one avoiding the town centre. As a consequence of its lack of road investment, it is in decline as a centre of tourism and business compared to other towns in the Home Counties.

Proposals were made in 1994 to put right this lack of investment when a bypass of Hastings and Bexhill was planned. This would have been built to D2 standard with grade separated junctions. Together with other planned improvements to the A27 and A259 at the time it would have provided direct dual carriageway links to the rest of the country via the south coast. Most of these improvement schemes were later abandoned including the Hastings Bypass in 2001 even though it survived a public inquiry in 1995-6.

In 2002 smaller scale plans for a bypass were investigated and this resulted in the Bexhill to Hastings Link Road opening in December 2015.

1994 bypass proposals

Routes

Route To Notes

A21

London, Sevenoaks

A259

Brighton, Bexhill, St Leonards

A259

Folkestone, Rye, Winchelsea

A28

Ashford Accessed via A21

A2100

Battle Accessed via A21

A2101

Hollington

B2159

Hollington

B2093

London (A21), Battle Informal half ring road, cutting the corner between the A21 and A259

Royal Military Road

Winchelsea Historic 19th century route. Rejoins the A259 at Winchelsea




Hastings
Roads
NCN2 • A21 • A28 • A229 • A259 • A2100 • A2101 • A2102 • A2690 • B2092 • B2093 • B2094 • B2159 • B2172 • T37 (Britain)
Related Pictures
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Unclassified Ring Road - Hastings - Coppermine - 18446.jpgBattle Road (C) Oast House Archive - Geograph - 2376176.jpg20160323-1710 - A2690 - Hastings Bexhill Link Road - Start of Crawler Lane 50.8688528N 0.5045758E.jpgRoute confirmation sign on A21 in Hastings - Coppermine - 10214.JPGBexhill Hastings Bypass.jpg
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


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