A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet junction improvements (CM Test)Recently updated

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Progress report

As we are waiting for the findings of last October’s public inquiry to be published we have delayed starting works on the A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet scheme. We may carry out some limited environmental improvement works that need to take place during the spring.

What's next?

We will let our stakeholders, residents and customers know as soon as a start date has been agreed.

Timeline

Date Event
21 February to 4 April 2018 Statutory Consultation
14 February 2019 Published Orders under the Highways Act along with the Environmental Statement and the Consultation Report
28 March 2019 End of representation period
16 May 2019 Highways England serves Statement of Case
2019 Highways Act 1980 planning process
7 August 2019 Pre-Inquiry Meeting
1 October 2019 Start of Public Inquiry
2019-2020 Construction starts (if planning consent is granted)
2022-2023 Scheme opens for traffic

Highways Act 1980 Orders

Highways England published the Orders for the A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet junction improvements scheme under the Highways Act 1980 on 14 February 2019.

Publication of the Orders follows the statutory process that would give Highways England the authority to make the necessary alterations to the existing highways network to enable the A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet scheme to be built, using powers available to us under the Highways Act 1980.

Highways England made and submitted both the Side Roads Order and Compulsory Purchase Order to the Secretary of State for Transport for confirmation. The associated Section 10 Line Order was published in draft by the Secretary of State for Transport.

The scheme proposals require the following Orders:

The Highways England (A2 Trunk Road Bean and Ebbsfleet Junction Improvements) (Side Roads) Order 2019

The Highways England (A2 Trunk Road Bean and Ebbsfleet Junction Improvements) Compulsory Purchase Order 2019

The A2 Trunk Road (Bean and Ebbsfleet Junction Improvements) (Slip Roads and Roundabouts) Order 20..

Supporting documents that have also been published include:

Environmental Statement

Highways England Statement of Case

View our Statement of Case document.

Documents referred to in the Statement of Case can be found in the following sections in the 'Media and documents' area below:

  • Highways Act 1980 Orders
  • Statement of Case - Deposit Documents
  • Environmental 2019

If you have difficulty accessing any of the Deposit Documents please contact us and we will try to supply you directly with an electronic copy.

Public consultation report

We have published our report of the public consultation which took place between 21 February and 4 April 2018.

The results of our public consultation have been used to inform the development of this scheme.

Visit the consultation page to find out more about the consultation and view the report.

Why we need this scheme

We want to make sure all our major roads are more dependable, durable and most importantly safe. That’s why we’re delivering £15 billion of investment on our national network – the largest investment in a generation. The A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet junction improvements scheme is part of this programme.

The Kent Thameside area is predicted to see significant growth in the future. Around 15,000 homes and 30,000 jobs are expected to be created by the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation. Additional growth is underway in the Dartford area, with over 4,000 homes being build and planning permission for another 3,915 homes.

This scheme will provide additional capacity at each junction to accommodate the new developments, while improving journey times and increasing safety, which is great news for the local and regional economy.

The scheme in detail

The Bean and Ebbsfleet junctions are on the busy A2 trunk road separated by approximately 1.2 miles (2 kilometres). 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:

  • Bean junction: we propose to retain the existing layout with the current roundabouts enlarged and controlled by traffic lights. There will be a new bridge over the A2 for southbound traffic (situated to the east of the existing Bean Lane overbridge, which will be retained for northbound traffic) and a new slip road on to the A2 for eastbound traffic.
  • Ebbsfleet junction: the proposals will broadly follow the existing road layout with enlarged roundabouts controlled by traffic lights. The road between the roundabouts will be widened to a dual carriageway. The slip roads from the A2 will be retained and the slip roads to the A2 widened.

Aims

The aims of this scheme were developed in conjunction with the Department for Transport and local authorities. Improving the junctions will:

  • support economic and housing growth in north Kent, including Ebbsfleet Garden City
  • increase capacity of the junctions and minimise the impact on the A2
  • improve journey times
  • improve road safety
  • minimise impact on the environment
  • provide value for money

Scheme benefits

  • support economic development, including jobs and housing growth
  • increase road capacity to support future growth
  • improve journey times at both junctions
  • increase capacity for all road users without endangering safety
  • improve safety for all road users
  • provide better facilities for cyclists and pedestrians
  • provide better access to public transport
  • work to protect the local environment

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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

Location : The A2 eastbound between the M25 and the junction with the A2260 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:04 on 24 July 2020 to 06:00 on 15 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 10:01 am
Location : The A2 eastbound between the junctions with the M25 and the A2260 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 8:16 am
Location : The A2 westbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 August 2020 to 12:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:07 am
Location : The A2 eastbound between the M25 and the junction with the A2260 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 August 2020 to 06:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:07 am
Location : The A2 westbound between the A2260 and the junction with the M25 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 August 2020 to 12:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:07 am
Location : The A2 westbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 August 2020 to 12:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:05 am
Location : The A2 westbound between the A227 and the junction with the A2260 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 August 2020 to 12:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:05 am
Location : The M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J3 from M20. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 8 August 2020 to 06:00 on 9 August 2020. Schedule : From 22:30 on 9 August 2020 to 05:30 on 10 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 10 August 2020 to 14 August 2020. Schedule : From 23:00 on 14 August 2020 to 06:00 on 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:04 am
Location : The M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J3 from A20. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 8 August 2020 to 06:00 on 9 August 2020. Schedule : From 22:30 on 9 August 2020 to 05:30 on 10 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 10 August 2020 to 14 August 2020. Schedule : From 23:00 on 14 August 2020 to 06:00 on 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:04 am
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J3 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 8 August 2020 to 06:00 on 9 August 2020. Schedule : From 22:30 on 9 August 2020 to 05:30 on 10 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 10 August 2020 to 14 August 2020. Schedule : From 23:00 on 14 August 2020 to 06:00 on 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:04 am
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J3 and J1 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 16:00 from 10 August 2020 to 14 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 16:00 from 17 August 2020 to 21 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 16:00 from 24 August 2020 to 28 August 2020. Schedule : From 09:30 on 31 August 2020 to 16:00 on 31 August 2020.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 3:00 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J31 and J1A . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 11 August 2020 to 14 August 2020. Schedule : From 23:00 on 14 August 2020 to 05:00 on 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 10:20 am
Location : The M25 clockwise exit slip at junction J1A . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 11 August 2020 to 14 August 2020. Schedule : From 23:00 on 14 August 2020 to 06:00 on 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 10:20 am
Location : The M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J1B . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 11 August 2020 to 14 August 2020. Schedule : From 23:00 on 14 August 2020 to 06:00 on 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 10:10 am
Location : The A2 eastbound at the junction with the M25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 5:07 am
Location : The A2 westbound between the junctions with the A2260 and the M25 . 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 13 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 31 August 2020 to 06:00 on 1 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 5:07 am
Location : The A2 eastbound between the junctions with the M25 and the A2260 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 5:07 am
Location : The A2 westbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 6 August 2020 to 05:30 on 7 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 4:19 am
Location : The A2 westbound exit slip to the A2018 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 27 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:24 pm
Location : The A2 eastbound exit slip to the A2018 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 27 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:24 pm
Location : The A1089 northbound between the junctions with the A126 Tilbury and the A126 Grays. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 16:00 from 10 August 2020 to 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 8:42 am
Location : The A1089 northbound between the A126 Tilbury and the junction with the A13 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 16:00 from 10 August 2020 to 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 8:42 am
Location : The A1089 southbound between the junctions with the A13 and the A126 Grays. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 16:00 from 10 August 2020 to 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 8:42 am
Location : The M25 anticlockwise at junction J1A . Lane Closures : Lanes 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 9 August 2020 to 05:00 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 2, 2020, 9:12 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J1A and J31 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 9 August 2020 to 05:00 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 2, 2020, 9:12 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise entry slip at junction J31 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 8 August 2020 to 05:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 1, 2020, 9:12 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J31 and J1A . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 8 August 2020 to 05:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 1, 2020, 9:12 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J1A and J31 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 8 August 2020 to 05:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 1, 2020, 8:42 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise at junction J1A . Lane Closures : Lanes 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 8 August 2020 to 05:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 1, 2020, 8:42 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise exit slip at junction J2 to A2 East. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 August 2020 to 06:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 1, 2020, 5:07 am
Location : The A2 westbound. Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:04 on 24 July 2020 to 06:00 on 1 September 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:29 pm
Location : The A2 westbound between the A2260 and the junction with the M25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am

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