M2 junction 5 improvementsRecently updated

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

Region:  South East
Start date:  TBC
Cost:  TBC
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

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Progress report

We have already undertaken traffic surveys and our next steps for taking the scheme forward include: traffic modelling and environmental surveys to develop and assess a range of options to inform consultation with stakeholders engaging more widely with local stakeholders further developing proposals and assessing traffic and environmental impacts making recommendations on the preferred route

What next?

We are evaluating proposed options for the scheme. We are working with stakeholders and those most likely to be impacted by proposals to make sure the options we present provide the best range of solutions for the area. Once we’ve worked up viable options, we’ll tell you about them and ask for your opinion. We hope to do this in early 2017. You can sign up for our email alerts to stay informed.

Timeline

Date Event
Early 2017 Have your say
Spring 2017 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

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Period : expect disruption until 22:00 on 21 January 2017. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J6 and J2 . Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed. Reason : Bridge repairs.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 5:50 pm
Location : The M20 eastbound exit slip at junction J6 . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 23:00 on 26 January 2017 to 05:00 on 27 January 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 2, 3 and 4 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 23 January 2017 to 28 January 2017. Location : The M2 eastbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 23:00 on 24 January 2017 to 05:00 on 25 January 2017. Location : The M20 eastbound entry slip at junction J6 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 23:00 on 24 January 2017 to 05:00 on 25 January 2017. Location : The M20 eastbound entry slip at junction J6 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 23:00 on 23 January 2017 to 05:00 on 24 January 2017. Location : The M20 eastbound entry slip at junction J6 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 23 January 2017 to 26 January 2017. Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : From 23:00 on 26 January 2017 to 05:00 on 27 January 2017. Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J6 and J5 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : From 22:00 on 20 February 2017 to 06:00 on 21 February 2017. Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J6 and J2 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : From 23:00 on 23 January 2017 to 05:00 on 24 January 2017. Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J7 and J8 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : From 23:00 on 24 January 2017 to 05:00 on 25 January 2017. Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J7 and J8 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 January 2017 to 06:00 on 24 January 2017. Location : The A249 southbound between the junctions with the A250 Queenborough and the M2 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The M20 westbound entry slip at junction J6 . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 23:00 on 26 January 2017 to 05:00 on 27 January 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 26 January 2017 to 28 January 2017. Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : From 23:00 on 26 January 2017 to 05:00 on 27 January 2017. Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 23:00 on 23 January 2017 to 05:00 on 24 January 2017. Location : The M20 eastbound entry slip at junction J6 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 2, 3 and 4 will be closed. Schedule : From 23:00 on 25 January 2017 to 05:00 on 26 January 2017. Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 23 January 2017 to 28 January 2017. Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J6 and J2 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Bridge repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 23:00 on 25 January 2017 to 05:00 on 26 January 2017. Location : The M20 eastbound entry slip at junction J5 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J6 and J2 . Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 30 January 2017 to 31 January 2017. Reason : Bridge repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : From 23:00 on 23 January 2017 to 05:00 on 24 January 2017. Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J6 and J7 . Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J6 and J2 . Status : Pending. Schedule : From 15:30 on 31 January 2017 to 10:00 on 5 February 2017. Reason : Bridge repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : From 23:00 on 24 January 2017 to 05:00 on 25 January 2017. Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J6 and J7 . Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : From 23:00 on 25 January 2017 to 05:00 on 26 January 2017. Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J6 and J5 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm

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