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M26 motorway
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The M26 as it joins the M25. The A21 is crossing above on the bridge.
Route information
Length 9.9 mi (15.9 km)
Existed 1980–present
Major junctions
West end Chevening
M25 motorway Junction 5
M20 motorway Junction 3
East end Addington
Road network
  • Roads in the United Kingdom
M25 M27

The M26 is a short motorway in Kent, England. It links the M25 with the M20 for clockwise traffic near Sevenoaks. It is about 10 miles (16 km) long.


M26 motorway junctions
miles km Westbound exits (B carriageway) Junction Eastbound exits (A carriageway) Coordinates
0.0 0.0 Gatwick Airport M23
Heathrow Airport M4
Redhill A25
M25 J5 Start of motorway
Dartford Crossing, London (S.E.) M25.
Sevenoaks, Hastings A21
51°17′29″N 0°08′34″E / 51.29145°N 0.14282°E / 51.29145; 0.14282 (M23, Start of motorway (West))
Wrotham, Borough Green A20
Sevenoaks (A25)
Paddock Wood (B2016)
J2a Borough Green A25
Gravesend, Wrotham (A227)
51°18′07″N 0°20′06″E / 51.30207°N 0.33508°E / 51.30207; 0.33508 (M23, Junction 2a)
10.3 16.6 Start of motorway M20 J3 Road continues as M20 towards Maidstone 51°18′26″N 0°21′32″E / 51.30733°N 0.35877°E / 51.30733; 0.35877 (M23, Junction 2a)
  • Distances in kilometres and carriageway identifiers are taken from driver location signs/location marker posts. Where a junction goes across several hundred metres and the data is available, both the start and finish values for the junction are shown.
  • Coordinate data from ACME Mapper.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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