Gillingham Northern Relief Road/Wainscott Bypass Kent Photos & Information

Gillingham Northern Relief road (A289) was constructed in the late 1990s and opened in 1999. It joins the A2 near Strood and routes to the north of the Medway towns via a new Medway tunnel to link up with the A2 Watling Street at Gillingham Business Park between Gillinham and Rainham. It was built to allow traffic an easier less congested route avoiding the delays caused by travelling through the Medway towns. The new Medway tunnel allows an alternative route of crossing the River Medway avoiding the A2 at Rochester and the M2 at Cuxton. It also allows access to the housing developments on St Marys Island Chatham and the industrial development of Chatham Maritime. All photos taken approx 1996, prior to construction starting

.More photos of the A289 and other roads are available on the Road Photos website

Photo of Strand Gillingham Prior to Northern Relief Road

Strand, Gillingham (Lower Rainham Road)
(Photo: Eddy Newport)

Photo of Lower Rainham Road prior to Northern Relief Road construction

Lower Rainham Road
(Photo: Eddy Newport)
Photo of Lower Rainham Road prior to Northern Relief Road construction

Lower Rainham Road

(Photo: Eddy Newport)

Akzo Nobel & Good Intent, Gillingham (Lower Rainham Road)
(Photo: Eddy Newport)



The Good Intent & Autoyachts
(Photo: Eddy Newport)

 

Photo of Lower Rainham Road prior to Northern Relief Road construction

View to Chatham/Lower Rainham Road

(Photo: Eddy Newport)

Photo of Lower Rainham Road prior to Northern Relief Road construction
Lower Woodlands Road/ Lower Rainham Road
(Photo: Eddy Newport)
   
Photo of Plough & Chequers Lower Rainham Road prior to Northern Relief Road construction
Plough & Chequers/Lower Rainham Road
(Photo: Eddy Newport)
Photo of Lower Rainham Road prior to Northern Relief Road construction
Lower Rainham Road

(Photo: Eddy Newport)
Photo of Plough & Chequers Lower Rainham Road prior to Northern Relief Road construction
Plough & Chequers/ Lower Rainham Road
(Photo: Eddy Newport)
Photo of Short Lane/Lower Rainham Road prior to Northern Relief Road construction
Short Lane/Lower Rainham Road

(Photo: Eddy Newport)