From 18th January 2017 and 1st March 2017, we held a public consultation to gather feedback on plans to improve the junctions on the A2 at Bean and Ebsfleet.
During this period we distributed over 74,000 brochures and questionnaires to local residents, businesses and organisations asking for your views. Five Public Information events were held to share and discuss our proposal.
We have listened to your feedback and analysed a number of technical assessments. Together, they have informed our decision on the preferred route.
Our proposals will help improve journey times, increase safety and help support local economic growth in the area. The improvements rely partly on the contribution of funds from local developers:
Our preferred route we have chosen is:
- At the Bean junction, we propose a new bridge for southbound traffic, which will be to the east of the existing Bean Lane overbridge, and a new slip road onto the A2 for eastbound traffic. Northbound traffic will use the existing over bridge.
- At the Ebbsfleet junction, we will widen the road that links the two roundabouts to two lanes and the eastbound and westbound slip roads onto the A2.
The scheme is jointly funded by the Department for Transport and with contributions from the Kent Thameside Strategic Transport Programme and the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation.
We are now working with our consultants and the local authorities to produce the detailed design. There will be another opportunity for you to share your views on our designs and plans when we hold our second public consultation in winter 2017 / 2018.
This preferred route announcement is the end of the project’s options phase. The selected road layout will now be developed by undertaking a preliminary design and then detailed design. The next round of public consultation will take place in winter 2017 / 2018 with a view to enter a planning application in Summer 2018, for a start of works in March 2020.
|Early 2017||Initial consultation|
|Summer 2017||Preferred route announcement|
|Winter 2017/2018||Have your say|
|2020||Start of works|
|2022/2023||End of works|
Why we need this scheme
The Kent Thameside area is predicted to see significant growth in the future. This could lead to the development of 50,000 homes and the creation of 58,000 jobs. Around 15,000 homes and 30,000 jobs could be created that would be served by the Bean and Ebbsfleet junctions.
Our proposed scheme is needed to support this predicted growth. It’s part of the Kent Thameside Strategic Transport Programme (STP).
The scheme in detail
The Bean and Ebbsfleet junctions are on the busy A2 trunk road separated by approximately 1.2 miles (2 kilometers). 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. A number of alternatives are being reviewed.
AimsThe aim of this scheme is to support growth in the Kent Thameside area.
Project media files and documents
Technical appraisal report vol. 2 - drawings (large file) | 62.7 MB (PDF document)
Environmental assessment report vol. 3 - appendicies
Environmental assessment report vol. 2: part 6
Environmental assessment report vol. 2: part 5
Environmental assessment report vol. 2: part 4
Environmental assessment report vol. 2: part 3
Environmental assessment report vol. 2: part 2
Environmental assessment report vol. 2: part 1
Environmental assessment report vol. 1
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