A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet junction improvementsRecently updated

Region:  South East
Start date:  March 2020
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  March 2023
Programme:  

Progress report

Our statutory consultation for the A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet improvements scheme is now open. We are seeking your feedback on all aspects of our proposals and as such have published a range of materials to help you understand the scheme, its impacts and benefits.

You can access all of the consultation material and have your say on our consultation page.

The material is also available in our 'Media and Documents' section below under 'Consultation 2018'.

What next

The selected road layout has been developed working with our consultants and the local authorities.

Our next step is to continue the conversation with you by undertaking a second and statutory public consultation starting on Wednesday 21 February. Between Wednesday 21 February and 4 April 2018 we are holding a series of public information exhibitions to provide you with the opportunity to view scheme proposals, talk to the project team and feedback your comments.

There will also be a scheme brochure and a questionnaire to complete on our website and available at the exhibitions and deposit points listed below.

Following the consultation we will analyse all feedback and produce a consultation report. This will then be part of a planning application called a development consent order (DCO) to the Planning Inspectorate.

After the examination the Planning Inspectorate will make a recommendation to the Government which makes the final decision on the scheme. We will only be able to construct the scheme if the Development Consent Order is granted. Consent will also allow compulsory purchase of any land required.

For more information about the process for proposed major infrastructure projects visit the Planning Inspectorate website or call 0303 4445000.

The Highways England Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC) for this A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet statutory consultation provides an explanation of our consultation approach. This document was sent to the local authorities for comment and has been amended accordingly.

Timeline

Date Event
21 February to 4 April 2018 Statutory Consultation
Autumn 2018 Submit a planning application (the Development Consent Order) to the Planning Inspectorate, which includes the final consultation report
2018-2019 The Planning Inspectorate evaluates the scheme
2019 The Planning Inspectorate makes a recommendation to the Government, which will decide whether to give the scheme consent
2020 If planning consent is granted then construction starts
2022/2023 Scheme opens for traffic

Community news

Public information events will be held on the dates and at the venues below:

  • Wednesday 21 February 2018, 2pm – 6pm: Heritage Community Hall, Craylands Lane, Swanscombe, DA10 0LP
  • Saturday 24 February 2018, 10am – 3pm: Bean Youth and Community Centre, High Street, Bean, DA2 8AS
  • Saturday 3 March 2018, 9am – 9pm: Bluewater Shopping Centre, Dartford, DA9 9ST
  • Saturday 10 March 2018, 10am – 3pm: Eastgate, Springhead Parkway, Northfleet, Gravesend, DA11 8AD
  • Thursday 15 March 2018, 7am – 9am / 3pm – 7pm: Ebbsfleet International Station, Dartford, DA10 1EB
  • Saturday 17 March 2018, 10am – 2pm: Stone Pavilion, Hayes Road, Stone, DA9 9DS

The following documents which support our consultation will be on this web page from 21 February onwards:

  • Consultation brochure and questionnaire
  • Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR)
  • Scheme Assessment Report
  • Technical Assessment Report

They will also be available to view free of charge during the consultation period ie from Wednesday 21 February at the inspection locations listed below.

Location Address
Dartford Borough Council Civic Centre, Home Gardens, Dartford, DA1 1DR
Swanscombe and Greenhithe Town Council The Grove, Swanscombe, DA10 0GA

Public consultation brochures and survey questionnaires will be available from the below locations.

Location Address
Bean Youth and Community Centre High Street, Bean, DA2 8AS
Greenhithe Library London Road, Greenhithe, DA9 9EJ
Fleetdown Library Swaledale Road, Dartford, DA2 6JZ
Longfield Library 49 Main Road, Longfield, DA3 7QT
Swan Valley Library Swanscombe Library Discovery Centre, Southfleet Road, Swanscombe, DA10 OBZ
Temple Hill Community Centre Temple Hill Square, Dartford, DA1 5HY
Coldharbour Road Library 3 Coldharbour Road, Northfleet, DA11 8AE
Hive House Library Hive House, Northfleet, DA11 9DE
Gravesend Library Windmill Street, Gravesend, DA12 IBE
Gravesham Borough Council Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, DA12 1AU
Maidstone County Hall County Hall, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ
Stone Pavilion Hayes Road, Greenhithe, DA9 9DS

Why we need this scheme

We want to make sure all our major roads are more dependable, durable and most importantly safe. That’s why we’re delivering £15 billion of investment on our national network – the largest investment in a generation. The A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet junction improvements scheme is part of this programme.

The Kent Thameside area is predicted to see significant growth in the future. Around 15,000 homes and 30,000 jobs are expected to be created by the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation. Additional growth is underway in the Dartford area, with over 4,000 homes being build and planning permission for another 3,915 homes.

This scheme will provide additional capacity at each junction to smooth traffic flow, improve journey times and increase safety, which is great news for the local and regional economy.

The scheme in detail

The Bean and Ebbsfleet junctions are on the busy A2 trunk road separated by approximately 1.2 miles (2 kilometres). The Bean junction connects the Bluewater shopping centre and the B255 to the A2. The Ebbsfleet junction connects the A2 with the B259 Southfleet Road.

We are proposing to improve both junctions at:

  • Bean junction: We propose to retain the existing layout with the current roundabouts enlarged and controlled by traffic lights. There will be a new bridge over the A2 for southbound traffic (situated to the east of the existing Bean Lane overbridge, which will be retained for northbound traffic) and a new slip road on to the A2 for eastbound traffic
  • Ebbsfleet junction: The proposals will broadly follow the existing road layout with enlarged roundabouts controlled by traffic lights. The road between the roundabouts will be widened to a dual carriageway. The slip roads from the A2 will be retained and the slip roads to the A2 widened

Aims

The aim of this scheme were developed in conjunction with the Department for Transport and local authorities. Improving the junctions will:

  • support economic and housing growth in north Kent, including Ebbsfleet Garden City
  • increase capacity of the junctions and minimise the impact on the A2
  • improve journey times
  • improve road safety
  • minimise impact on the environment
  • provide value for money

Scheme benefits

  • supports economic development, including jobs and housing growth
  • increases road capacity to support future growth
  • smooths traffic and improves journey times at both junctions
  • increases capacity for all road users without endangering safety
  • improves safety for all road users
  • provides better facilities for cyclists and pedestrians
  • provides better access to public transport
  • working to protect the local environment

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

The latest incident information for England's motorway and trunk routes provided by Highways England

Location : The A2 westbound exit slip to the A2260 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:30 and 05:30 from 25 February 2018 to 28 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 25, 2018, 5:30 am
Location : The A282 anticlockwise entry slip from the A206 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 3 March 2018 to 05:00 on 4 March 2018. Schedule : From 22:30 on 4 March 2018 to 05:00 on 5 March 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 24, 2018, 10:10 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J1A . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 3 March 2018 to 05:00 on 4 March 2018. Schedule : From 22:30 on 4 March 2018 to 05:00 on 5 March 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 24, 2018, 10:10 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J1A and J31 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 3 March 2018 to 05:00 on 4 March 2018. Schedule : From 22:30 on 4 March 2018 to 05:00 on 5 March 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 24, 2018, 10:10 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J1A and J31 . Lane Closures : Lanes 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:30 and 05:30 from 26 February 2018 to 2 March 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 24, 2018, 6:01 am
Location : The A13 westbound entry slip from the M25 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 26 February 2018 to 05:00 on 27 February 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 24, 2018, 5:02 am
Location : The A13 westbound between the junctions with the M25 and the A1306 Aveley . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 26 February 2018 to 05:00 on 27 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 24, 2018, 5:01 am
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J1A and J31 . Lane Closures : Lanes 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 2 March 2018 to 06:00 on 3 March 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:30 and 05:30 from 5 March 2018 to 9 March 2018. Schedule : From 21:00 on 9 March 2018 to 06:00 on 10 March 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:30 and 05:30 from 12 March 2018 to 16 March 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 9:11 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise exit slip at junction J2 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 1 March 2018 to 05:00 on 2 March 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The A13 eastbound between the junctions with the A1306 Aveley and the M25 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 27 February 2018 to 1 March 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise exit slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 1 March 2018 to 05:00 on 2 March 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The A2 eastbound at the junction with the M25 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 16:00 from 26 February 2018 to 2 March 2018.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The A2 eastbound exit slip to the M25 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 1 March 2018 to 05:00 on 2 March 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J1 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 26 February 2018 to 05:00 on 27 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The A2 eastbound exit slip to the M25 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 26 February 2018 to 2 March 2018. Schedule : From 23:00 on 2 March 2018 to 06:00 on 3 March 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise exit slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 26 February 2018 to 2 March 2018. Schedule : From 23:00 on 2 March 2018 to 06:00 on 3 March 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The A2 westbound. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 26 February 2018 to 2 March 2018. Schedule : From 23:00 on 2 March 2018 to 06:00 on 3 March 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise exit slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 1 March 2018 to 05:00 on 4 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The A1089 southbound between the A13 and the junction with the A126 Tilbury. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 16:00 from 26 February 2018 to 1 March 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 16:00 from 5 March 2018 to 8 March 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 16:00 from 12 March 2018 to 15 March 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J1A . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 25 February 2018 to 05:00 on 26 February 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The A1089 northbound between the A126 Tilbury and the junction with the A13 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 16:00 from 26 February 2018 to 1 March 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 16:00 from 5 March 2018 to 8 March 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 16:00 from 12 March 2018 to 15 March 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The A1089 southbound. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 16:00 from 26 February 2018 to 1 March 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 16:00 from 5 March 2018 to 8 March 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 16:00 from 12 March 2018 to 15 March 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J1A and J31 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 25 February 2018 to 05:00 on 26 February 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The A282 anticlockwise entry slip from the A206 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 25 February 2018 to 05:00 on 26 February 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm

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