M20 junction 10a

A new junction 10a and link road to the A2070.

Region:  South East
Start date:  2017/18
Cost:  ÂŁ104.4 million
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2018/19
Programme:  

Please be advised that from the 2 August 2018, traffic lights will be present on the A20 east of Tesco. The traffic lights will be in operation for three weeks and will cover a length of approximately 200m.

Progress report

On 28 March 2018, we issued the Notice to Proceed to our contractor, Vinci JV. This has allowed them to begin the main construction of the scheme. The notice means that we can complete the following:
  • Phase 1 – Carefully planned site clearance with a focus on ecology. Haul road created for utilities.
  • Phase 2 – Temporary diversion of the A20 to allow earthworks to be carried out for the new alignment. Work will start on the A2070 roundabout and construction elements of the new Junction 10a.
  • Phase 3 –The placing of the bridge beams and deck on the main gyratory and the construction of the balancing ponds.
  • Phase 4 – Work to complete the link road between the new junction 10a and the A2070.

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Timeline

Event Date
Preferred route consultation 2008
Preferred route announcement March 2010
Have your say March 2016
Planning application submitted July 2016
Start of works January 2018
End of works May 2020

A2070 contra-flow installation

In order for construction works on the new A2070 roundabout to take place, all traffic on the existing A2070 between Barrey Road and the Junction 10 roundabout will travel on what is presently the northbound carriageway. Southbound traffic will travel from the M20 J10 roundabout and will join the northbound carriageway for 400 metres and will re-join the existing southbound carriageway near the Barrey Road junction. For southbound traffic there will be no access to Barrey Road during this contra-flow. Barrey Road can be accessed via the Orbital roundabout and onto the northbound carriageway. The traffic management arrangements for this contra-flow will be set up during an overnight closure of the A2070 from Wednesday 18 to Thursday 19 July 2018. The A2070 will be closed from the Orbital Park roundabout to the M20 roundabout in both directions. A diversion through Ashford Town centre to junction 9 via the A2070 and A2042 will be in place. A manned and gated access to local residents, businesses and emergency services off Barrey Road and Church Road eastwards from the A2070 will be provided during this road closure. This will include the Outlet Park and residential roads to the south of the Old Mill Stream. If the work is unable to take place on the date mentioned above, there is a contingency plan for the contra-flow to be installed the following night (19/20 July 2018). It is the intention that residents and businesses would be notified accordingly if this were to occur. For full details of the closure dates and times, see the Planned Roadworks section below.

Why we need this scheme

The M20 is an international route and is used by large volumes of heavy goods and holiday traffic. Long distance traffic from the M20, A20 and A2070 (south of Ashford) conflicts with local traffic from Hythe Road and Kennington Road. We predict that the existing M20 junction 10 will suffer from congestion and long delays in the future if additional capacity is not created. We have identified the scheme as essential to the future development of South Ashford. The recent improvements at junction 10, to increase the capacity and improve safety, will allow some development to go ahead but will not be sufficient for all of the proposed developments.

The scheme in detail

We announced our recommended design for this scheme, referred to as our “preferred route”, in 2010. When we decided on this route we took into account the feedback you gave us during our public consultation in 2008. For the preferred route we will construct a new M20 junction 10A, 700 metres south east of junction 10. The new junction will include a roundabout over the motorway, new slip roads and a new link road to the A2070 Bad Munstereifel Road, with traffic signals on parts of the junction and two 3 lane bridges. We would remove the east facing slip roads at the existing junction 10. We will incorporate the A20 Hythe Road in the new junction so that the traffic in both directions would travel via the new roundabout. We would also construct a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the M20 from Kingsford Street to the A20, demolishing the existing Highfield Lane Bridge. We would replace the Church Road footbridge with a new bridge for cyclists and pedestrians. The preferred route is protected from development. This means other organisations won’t be able to make changes to the area before the scheme begins, eg utilities. You can view our preferred route announcement leaflet. We have also produced a Scheme Assessment Report and Public Consultation Report, explaining the factors that determined the choice of the scheme. If you would like to receive a copy of these reports please use the contacts available.

Aims

The aims of this scheme are to:
  • provide infrastructure to support development in the Ashford area
  • help separate long distance traffic from local traffic
  • reduce congestion and improve journey time reliability
  • improve road safety
  • improve noise and air quality for properties to the west of A2070
  • provide safer crossings over the M20 for pedestrians and cyclists via a new footbridge

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

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Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J11 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 September 2018 to 06:00 on 27 September 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 28 September 2018 to 5 October 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 October 2018 to 12 October 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 October 2018 to 19 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 25, 2018, 10:01 am
Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 September 2018 to 06:00 on 27 September 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 28 September 2018 to 5 October 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 October 2018 to 12 October 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 October 2018 to 19 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 25, 2018, 10:01 am
Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 September 2018 to 06:00 on 18 March 2019.
Posted: September 25, 2018, 10:01 am
Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 September 2018 to 06:00 on 28 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 25, 2018, 10:01 am
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J10 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 September 2018 to 06:00 on 29 September 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 October 2018 to 13 October 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 18 October 2018 to 21 October 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 22 October 2018 to 28 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 25, 2018, 5:10 am
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J9 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 September 2018 to 06:00 on 29 September 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 October 2018 to 13 October 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 18 October 2018 to 21 October 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 22 October 2018 to 28 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 25, 2018, 5:10 am
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J10 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 22:00 on 22 September 2018 to 06:00 on 20 December 2018.
Posted: September 23, 2018, 1:25 pm
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J9 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 September 2018 to 28 September 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 September 2018 to 1 October 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 13 October 2018 to 06:00 on 14 October 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 November 2018 to 06:00 on 17 November 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 23, 2018, 5:01 am
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J10 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 September 2018 to 28 September 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 September 2018 to 1 October 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 13 October 2018 to 06:00 on 14 October 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 November 2018 to 06:00 on 17 November 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 23, 2018, 5:01 am
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J10 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 September 2018 to 6 October 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 October 2018 to 06:00 on 9 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 7:11 pm
Location : The A2070 northbound between the junctions with the A292 and the M20 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 September 2018 to 6 October 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 October 2018 to 06:00 on 9 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 7:11 pm
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J11 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 September 2018 to 6 October 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 October 2018 to 06:00 on 9 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 7:11 pm
Location : The M20 westbound exit slip at junction J9 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 September 2018 to 6 October 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 October 2018 to 06:00 on 9 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 7:11 pm
Location : The M20 westbound exit slip at junction J10 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 September 2018 to 6 October 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 October 2018 to 06:00 on 9 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 7:11 pm
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 September 2018 to 6 October 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 October 2018 to 06:00 on 9 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 7:11 pm
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J10 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 September 2018 to 06:00 on 9 October 2018.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 7:11 pm

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