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.
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.
|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.
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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