A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet junction improvementsRecently updated

Region:  South East
Start date:  March 2020
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  March 2023
Programme:  

Progress report

The statutory consultation for this scheme is now closed. It took place from 21 February to 4 April 2018. See our consultation page for more details.

What's next

Following the consultation we will analyse all feedback and produce a consultation report. This will then be part of a planning application called a development consent order (DCO) to the Planning Inspectorate.

After the examination the Planning Inspectorate will make a recommendation to the Government which makes the final decision on the scheme. We will only be able to construct the scheme if the Development Consent Order is granted. Consent will also allow compulsory purchase of any land required.

For more information about the process for proposed major infrastructure projects visit the Planning Inspectorate website or call 0303 4445000.

The Highways England Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC) for this A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet statutory consultation provides an explanation of our consultation approach. This document was sent to the local authorities for comment and has been amended accordingly.

Timeline

Date Event
21 February to 4 April 2018 Statutory Consultation
Autumn 2018 Submit a planning application (the Development Consent Order) to the Planning Inspectorate, which includes the final consultation report
2018-2019 The Planning Inspectorate evaluates the scheme
2019 The Planning Inspectorate makes a recommendation to the Government, which will decide whether to give the scheme consent
2020 If planning consent is granted then construction starts
2022/2023 Scheme opens for traffic

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 smooth traffic flow, improve journey times and increase 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 at:

  • 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 aim 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

  • supports economic development, including jobs and housing growth
  • increases road capacity to support future growth
  • smooths traffic and improves journey times at both junctions
  • increases capacity for all road users without endangering safety
  • improves safety for all road users
  • provides better facilities for cyclists and pedestrians
  • provides better access to public transport
  • working to protect the local environment

Project media files and documents

There are no images for this project

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 westbound between the A227 and the junction with the A2260 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 31 May 2018 to 06:00 on 1 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The A2 westbound between the M2 and the junction with the A227 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 30 May 2018 to 06:00 on 31 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise entry slip at junction J1A . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 29 May 2018 to 1 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The A2 westbound between the junctions with the A2260 and the M25 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 31 May 2018 to 06:00 on 1 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise exit slip at junction J2 for A2 East. Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 29 May 2018 to 05:30 on 30 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The A2 eastbound between the A227 and the junction with the M2 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 30 May 2018 to 06:00 on 31 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise exit slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 4 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The A2 eastbound between the A227 and the junction with the M2 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 May 2018 to 06:00 on 30 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M20 westbound at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 29 May 2018 to 05:00 on 30 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The A2 eastbound between the A2260 and the junction with the A227 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 31 May 2018 to 06:00 on 1 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise exit slip at junction J1A . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 29 May 2018 to 1 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J3 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 30 May 2018 to 05:30 on 31 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 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 29 May 2018 to 1 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J3 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 29 May 2018 to 05:00 on 30 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J1A and J31 . Lane Closures : Lanes 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:30 and 05:30 from 29 May 2018 to 1 June 2018. Schedule : From 20:30 on 1 June 2018 to 06:00 on 2 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm

Announcements

Breaking News: Traffic Information

Breaking News

The latest current breaking news items for England's motorway network

The M11 in Essex is experiencing long delays southbound between J10 and J8
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Long delays on the M5 southbound due to bank holiday getaway traffic
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am

Regional Twitter feed

Keep up-to-date

Sign up for updates
Please leave feedback