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

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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 A13 eastbound at the junction with the M25 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 17 August 2018 to 06:00 on 18 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 7:10 am
Location : The M25 anticlockwise exit slip at junction J30 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 17 August 2018 to 06:00 on 18 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 7:10 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 16 August 2018 to 05:30 on 17 August 2018. Schedule : From 23:00 on 17 August 2018 to 06:00 on 18 August 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 20 August 2018 to 23 August 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 4:31 am
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J1A and J31 . Lane Closures : Lanes 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 16 August 2018 to 05:30 on 17 August 2018. Schedule : From 21:30 on 17 August 2018 to 06:00 on 18 August 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:30 from 20 August 2018 to 24 August 2018. Schedule : From 21:30 on 24 August 2018 to 06:00 on 25 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 4:31 am
Location : The M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J3 from A20. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 16 August 2018 to 05:30 on 17 August 2018. Schedule : From 23:00 on 17 August 2018 to 06:00 on 18 August 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 20 August 2018 to 23 August 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 4:31 am
Location : The M25 clockwise at junction J31 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 22 August 2018 to 24 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 9:10 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J31 and J1A . Lane Closures : Lanes 2, 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 22 August 2018 to 24 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 9:10 pm
Location : The A2 westbound between the M2 and the junction with the A227 . Lane Closures : Lane four will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 17 August 2018 to 06:00 on 18 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 8:31 am
Location : The A2 westbound. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 17 August 2018 to 06:00 on 18 August 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 8:20 am
Location : The A13 westbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 17 August 2018 to 06:00 on 18 August 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 7:40 am
Location : The A13 westbound. Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 16 August 2018 to 05:30 on 17 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 7:40 am
Location : The A13 westbound entry slip from the M25 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 16 August 2018 to 05:30 on 17 August 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 7:40 am
Location : The M25 clockwise exit slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 21 August 2018 to 05:30 on 22 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 9:10 pm
Location : The A2 westbound between the M25 and the junction with the A223 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 18 August 2018 to 06:00 on 19 August 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 1:30 pm
Location : The A2 westbound between the junctions with the M25 and the A2018 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:30 on 19 August 2018 to 05:30 on 20 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 1:13 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: August 14, 2018, 1:01 pm
Location : The A13 eastbound between the junctions with the A1306 Aveley and the M25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 20 August 2018 to 05:00 on 21 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:11 pm
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 16 August 2018 to 06:00 on 17 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:04 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 16 August 2018 to 06:00 on 17 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:04 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 16 August 2018 to 06:00 on 17 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:04 pm

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