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The Wheatsheaf is a junction in Maidstone named after the pub that sits in the fork between the A229 and A274. In the 1960s proposals were made to build a relief road around the west of the town centre starting from the Wheatsheaf and heading north to rejoin the A229 at Ringlestone. This would have seen the junction upgraded into a roundabout interchange with the relief road approaching from the northwest and flowing onto the A274. These plans lasted into the early 70s. Land for the road was protected and the line of the road can still be seen on modern mapping where Gleneagles Drive and Caernarvon Drive were later built following the abandonment of the scheme.