iainhouse wrote:If anyone thinks I'm wrong, by all means shout out
It's a shame nobody did - because what I said was bad advice.
Thanks to Timbones
for giving me a sanity check.
What I failed to do was zoom out and look at the bigger picture. There has obviously been some major development work in Chatham town centre. Specifically, it's pretty obvious that the main through-route should now be via the dual-carriageway A2 New Road to the south and then along Union Street/The Brook. High Street is single-carriageway, much narrower and - as you pointed out - bus-only westbound at the west end.
I'm have therefore gone in the opposite direction. Instead of upgrading normal streets to minor highway, I have actually down
graded High Street to primary road. It's obviously no longer intended to be the main through route and, I suspect, it may lose it's A-road status at some point in the future.
Again, if anyone wants to argue with this, by all means do so.