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Highway Authority
East Sussex
Forward Destination on
A26, A27
Next Primary Destinations
Brighton • Eastbourne • Uckfield • Newhaven
Places related to the A26
Places related to the A27

Lewes is the County Town of Sussex. Because of its location as a gap in the South Downs, it was once an important road junction, with several main roads meeting in the Town Centre, though bypasses and downgrading have reduced this somewhat in recent years.

The key transport developments in Lewes have been the Cuilfail Tunnel, which allows traffic on the A26 to avoid the town centre, and the replacement of the old level crossing at Beddingham, southeast of the town (carrying A27 and A26 traffic) with a bridge, though frustratingly it was not upgraded to dual carriageway as originally proposed.


Route To Notes


East Grinstead, Tunbridge Wells East Grinstead is via the A22. Uckfield is not signposted from Lewes.


Newhaven Multiplex via A27.


Brighton Destination reached via A270


Eastbourne Destination reached via A22


East Grinstead, London Destination reached via A22


Ringmer, Heathfield Former A265. Laughton reached via B2124


Newhaven Original route from town centre. Now unclassified

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Entrance to Cuilfail Tunnel - Geograph - 179970.jpgBrighton Road - Geograph - 1642592.jpgRoadworks, Lewes Road - Geograph - 1434783.jpgNevill Road, Lewes (C) Malc McDonald - Geograph - 2377760.jpgThe A2029 Offham Road - Geograph - 284492.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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