M2 junction 5 improvementsRecently updated

Improvements to the slip roads and junction approaches at the M2 junction 5.

Region:  South East
Start date:  2020/21
Cost:  £50-£100million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2022
Programme:  

Progress report

We are consulting on the proposal to improve the M2 Junction 5 / A249 Stockbury Roundabout in Kent.

We are at an early stage in the development of the scheme and want your views to help inform the future direction of the scheme.

The consultation will run for 6 weeks from Wednesday 6 September to Tuesday 17 October 2017.

Please come to one of our public consultation exhibition events where our experts will be on hand to explain the proposal.

You can also find out more about the consultation and access an online questionnaire to complete on our consultation page.

What next?

Once the consultation is completed all responses will be analysed and presented in a consultation report. This will be published at the time of the Preferred Route Announcement early 2018.

More details on the time line including the statutory public consultation scheduled for summer 2018 are in the consultation brochure.

Timeline

Date Event
Autumn 2017 Have your say
Early 2018 Preferred route announcement

Why we need this scheme

Traffic using the M2 junction 5/A249 Stockbury roundabout suffers delay and the junction has a poor safety record. The approach to the junction from the north and east, in particular, experiences high levels of delay and the junction is identified in the list of the top 50 national casualty locations on the trunk and motorway network.

An increase in capacity is necessary to accommodate traffic from planned new developments and the capacity problems are also inhibiting economic investment plans.

Improvement of the junction was proposed in Swale Borough Council’s Draft Transportation Strategy 2014 and in Kent County Council’s framework for regeneration in 2010 (Growth without Gridlock). It is also proposed within the South East Local Economic Partnership’s Growth Deal and Economic Plan 2014.

The scheme was included in the March 2015 Roads Investment Strategy (RIS) and in our Delivery Plan 2015.

Aims

The objectives of this scheme are to:

  • reduce travel time and improving journey time reliability in the hotspot areas
  • reconnect communities
  • reduce and the impacts of pollution
  • enable local planning authorities to manage the impact of planned growth and in doing so support the wider economy
  • provide safer roads with fewer delays which can adequately cater for the impacts of adverse weather
  • minimise impacts on the natural environment and optimising environmental opportunities and mitigation
  • provide opportunities for improved accessibility for all users

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Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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

Location : The M2 westbound entry slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 November 2017 to 06:00 on 29 November 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 December 2017 to 06:00 on 20 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 24, 2017, 10:40 am
Location : The M2 westbound exit slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 November 2017 to 06:00 on 30 November 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 December 2017 to 06:00 on 21 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 24, 2017, 10:40 am
Location : The M2 eastbound entry slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 November 2017 to 06:00 on 28 November 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 December 2017 to 06:00 on 19 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 24, 2017, 10:40 am
Location : The M2 westbound entry slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 November 2017 to 06:00 on 30 November 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 December 2017 to 06:00 on 21 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 24, 2017, 10:40 am
Location : The M2 westbound exit slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 November 2017 to 06:00 on 29 November 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 December 2017 to 06:00 on 20 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 24, 2017, 10:40 am
Location : The M2 eastbound entry slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 November 2017 to 06:00 on 30 November 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 December 2017 to 06:00 on 21 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 24, 2017, 10:40 am
Location : The M2 eastbound entry slip at junction J3 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 November 2017 to 06:00 on 21 December 2017.
Posted: November 24, 2017, 10:40 am
Location : The M2 eastbound exit slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 November 2017 to 06:00 on 30 November 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 December 2017 to 06:00 on 21 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 24, 2017, 10:40 am
Location : The M2 eastbound exit slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 November 2017 to 06:00 on 28 November 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 December 2017 to 06:00 on 19 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 24, 2017, 10:40 am
Location : The M2 eastbound between junctions J5 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 November 2017 to 06:00 on 30 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 24, 2017, 9:50 am
Location : The M2 eastbound between junctions J5 and J6 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:00 on 24 November 2017.
Posted: November 24, 2017, 9:01 am
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 December 2017 to 06:00 on 2 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 December 2017 to 9 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 December 2017 to 15 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 24, 2017, 6:07 am
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 November 2017 to 06:00 on 25 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 November 2017 to 2 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 December 2017 to 9 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 24, 2017, 6:04 am
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 November 2017 to 06:00 on 25 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 November 2017 to 2 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 December 2017 to 9 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 24, 2017, 6:03 am
Location : The M2 eastbound between junctions J5 and J6 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 November 2017 to 06:00 on 28 November 2017.
Posted: November 23, 2017, 8:20 pm
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J9 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 November 2017 to 26 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 November 2017 to 3 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 December 2017 to 10 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 December 2017 to 17 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 23, 2017, 8:20 pm
Location : The M2 westbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 30 November 2017 to 06:00 on 1 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 23, 2017, 8:20 pm
Location : The M2 eastbound between junctions J4 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 November 2017 to 06:00 on 29 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 23, 2017, 8:20 pm
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J8 and J7 . Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:00 from 27 November 2017 to 1 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:00 from 4 December 2017 to 8 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:00 from 11 December 2017 to 15 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:00 from 18 December 2017 to 21 December 2017.
Posted: November 23, 2017, 8:20 pm

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