M2 junction 5 improvementsRecently updated

Improvements to the slip roads and junction approaches at the M2 junction 5.

Region:  South East
Start date:  2019/20
Cost:  £50-£100million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

Progress report

We recently completed a non-statutory consultation where we obtained the views from the public and key stakeholders on our proposal. The results have been analysed and we are currently going through the post consultation process working with the authorities.

What next?

By mid 2018 we expect to have completed the options selection stage of the project. We will then announce a preferred route and publish the consultation report.

Following the announcement we will progress to the detailed design stage. This will include further surveys and investigations. If you have any questions about the project please contact us via the scheme mailbox: M2junction5Improvements@highwaysengland.co.uk

Timeline

Date Event
Autumn 2017 Have your say
Mid 2018 Preferred route announcement and publication of the consultation report

Why we need this scheme

Traffic using the M2 junction 5/A249 Stockbury roundabout suffers delays and the junction has a poor safety record. The approach to the junction from the north and east in particular experience high levels of delay. This junction is identified as one of the top 50 national casualty locations on our major ‘A’ roads and motorways.

An increase in capacity is necessary to accommodate traffic from planned new developments and 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 need for a scheme to provide “additional capacity for the junction, through improvements to slip roads and enhanced junction approaches” was included in the March 2015 Roads Investment Strategy (RIS) and in our Delivery Plan 2015.

Aims

The objectives of the scheme will be to:

  • increase the capacity of the junction to support future growth in housing, employment and the economy
  • improve safety for all users of the junction to reduce accident numbers
  • improve reliability of journey times through the junction
  • deliver a high standard of highway design that is in keeping with the local environment
  • minimise any adverse environmental impacts where feasible

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Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J4 and J6 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 07:40 on 17 May 2018 to 20:00 on 25 May 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 1:00 pm
Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J4 and J6 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 25 May 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 1:00 pm
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 29 May 2018 to 16:00 on 1 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M2 eastbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2018 to 06:00 on 30 May 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M2 eastbound entry slip at junction J5 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 29 May 2018 to 1 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 4 June 2018 to 8 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 11 June 2018 to 15 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 18 June 2018 to 22 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 31 May 2018 to 16:00 on 31 May 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M2 eastbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2018 to 06:00 on 30 May 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M2 eastbound between junctions J5 and J6 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:02 on 23 May 2018 to 06:00 on 9 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M2 eastbound between junctions J5 and J6 . 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 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 June 2018 to 9 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 29 May 2018 to 16:00 on 29 May 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M2 eastbound at junction J5 . 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 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 June 2018 to 9 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 30 May 2018 to 16:00 on 30 May 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M2 eastbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2018 to 06:00 on 30 May 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 May 2018 to 06:00 on 26 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M2 eastbound exit slip at junction J6 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 June 2018 to 9 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M2 eastbound at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2018 to 06:00 on 30 May 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm

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