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

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.
You can view more detailed information, including the Preferred Route Announcment, Consultation Report and Scheme Assessment Report documents, on our consultation page.

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.

What next

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.

Timeline

Date Event
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.

Aims

The aim of this scheme is to support growth in the Kent Thameside area.

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J1A . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 19 November 2017 to 05:00 on 20 November 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A1089 northbound between the junctions with the A126 Tilbury and the A126 Grays. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 17 November 2017 to 06:00 on 18 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 20 November 2017 to 24 November 2017. Schedule : From 23:00 on 24 November 2017 to 06:00 on 25 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A282 anticlockwise entry slip from the A206 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 19 November 2017 to 05:00 on 20 November 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A1089 northbound exit slip to the A126 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 17 November 2017 to 06:00 on 18 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 20 November 2017 to 24 November 2017. Schedule : From 23:00 on 24 November 2017 to 06:00 on 25 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A2 westbound between the A2260 and the junction with the M25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 November 2017 to 06:00 on 21 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A13 eastbound between the junctions with the M25 and the A1012 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 21 November 2017 to 05:00 on 22 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J2 from A2 eastbound. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 17 November 2017 to 06:00 on 18 November 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A13 eastbound between the A126 and the junction with the A1012 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 21 November 2017 to 05:00 on 22 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J1A and J31 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 18 November 2017 to 05:00 on 19 November 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A13 eastbound between the A126 and the junction with the A1089 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 November 2017 to 05:00 on 23 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A282 anticlockwise entry slip from the A206 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 21 November 2017 to 24 November 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A13 eastbound between the junctions with the A1306 Aveley and the M25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 20 November 2017 to 05:00 on 21 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J2 and J1A . Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 17 November 2017 to 06:00 on 18 November 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A13 eastbound between the junctions with the A1306 Aveley and the M25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 23 November 2017 to 05:00 on 24 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise at junction J31 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 November 2017 to 05:00 on 23 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A13 eastbound between the junctions with the A1306 Aveley and the M25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 21 November 2017 to 05:00 on 22 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J1A . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 21 November 2017 to 24 November 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A13 westbound between the junctions with the A1012 and the M25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 21 November 2017 to 05:00 on 22 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A1089 northbound between the junctions with the A126 Tilbury and the A126 Grays. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 17 November 2017 to 06:00 on 18 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 20 November 2017 to 24 November 2017. Schedule : From 23:00 on 24 November 2017 to 06:00 on 25 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A13 eastbound at the junction with the M25 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 21 November 2017 to 05:00 on 22 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A2 westbound between the junctions with the A2260 and the M25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 November 2017 to 06:00 on 21 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A13 westbound between the A1012 and the junction with the A126 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 21 November 2017 to 05:00 on 22 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A282 anticlockwise entry slip from the A206 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 18 November 2017 to 05:00 on 19 November 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A13 westbound entry slip from the M25 . Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 17 November 2017 to 05:00 on 18 November 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J3 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 22 November 2017 to 24 November 2017. Schedule : From 23:00 on 24 November 2017 to 06:00 on 25 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 27 November 2017 to 29 November 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A13 westbound at the junction with the M25 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 21 November 2017 to 05:00 on 22 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J1B . Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 17 November 2017 to 06:00 on 18 November 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A13 westbound at the junction with the M25 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 17 November 2017 to 05:00 on 18 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J3 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 17 November 2017 to 06:00 on 18 November 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A13 westbound between the junctions with the M25 and the A1306 Aveley . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 21 November 2017 to 05:00 on 22 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J2 from A2 westbound. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 17 November 2017 to 06:00 on 18 November 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A13 westbound between the junctions with the M25 and the A1306 Aveley . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 20 November 2017 to 05:00 on 21 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J1A . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 18 November 2017 to 05:00 on 19 November 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A13 westbound between the junctions with the M25 and the A1306 Aveley . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 17 November 2017 to 05:00 on 18 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 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 : From 21:00 on 17 November 2017 to 06:00 on 18 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:30 and 05:30 from 20 November 2017 to 24 November 2017. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 November 2017 to 06:00 on 25 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:30 and 05:30 from 27 November 2017 to 1 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A2 westbound between the junctions with the A2260 and the M25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 November 2017 to 06:00 on 21 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J1A and J31 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 19 November 2017 to 05:00 on 20 November 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm

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