M20 junction 10a

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

Region:  South East
Start date:  January 2018
Cost:  ÂŁ104.4 million
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  Summer 2020
Programme:  

Progress report

The installation of the of the overhead gantries were successfully installed over the weekend of 2 - 5 August. We also successfully installed mastic on the new bridges and carried out inspection works on the Kingsford Street footbridge.

What's next?

We’ll continue to make improvements to this area. This will include:

  • building the slip roads for the new junction 10a
  • Highfield Lane Bridge demolition

To enable the demolition works of the Highfield Lane Bridge, the M20 will be closed from:

  • Friday 6 - Monday 9 September: M20 junctions 9 -11 in both directions, starting 8pm Friday, finishing 6am Monday
  • As a contingency plan the following date will be used if required: Friday 13 – Monday 16 September (Starting 8pm Friday, finishing, 6am Monday)

View a plan of the upcoming works.

Timeline

Date Event
2008 Preferred route consultation
March 2010 Preferred route announcement
March 2016 Have your say
July 2016 Planning application submitted
January 2018 Start of works
Autumn 2019 Open for traffic

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 the following:

  • a new roundabout over the motorway
  • new slip roads
  • a new link road to the A2070 Bad Munstereifel Road, with traffic signals on parts of the junction and two 3-lane bridges
  • removal of the east facing slip roads at the existing junction 10
  • A20 Hythe Road incorporated in the new junction so that the traffic in both directions can travel via the new roundabout
  • a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the M20 from Kingsford Street to the A20, demolishing the existing Highfield Lane Bridge
  • replacement of Church Road footbridge over the A2070

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

Roadworks and Events for England

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

Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:18 on 16 August 2019 to 06:00 on 19 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: August 17, 2019, 11:45 am
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J11 and J10 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 22:01 on 16 August 2019 to 06:00 on 19 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 9:02 pm
Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 19 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 9:01 pm
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J11 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:20 on 16 August 2019 to 06:00 on 19 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 8:21 pm
Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 14 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 5:08 pm
Location : The M20 westbound entry slip at junction J10 . 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 19 August 2019 to 23 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 September 2019 to 21 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 September 2019 to 28 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 September 2019 to 5 October 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 9:33 am
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J12 and J11 . 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 19 August 2019 to 23 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 September 2019 to 21 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 September 2019 to 28 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 September 2019 to 5 October 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 9:33 am
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J11 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 19 August 2019 to 23 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 September 2019 to 21 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 September 2019 to 28 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 September 2019 to 5 October 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 9:33 am
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 19 August 2019 to 23 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 September 2019 to 21 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 September 2019 to 28 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 September 2019 to 5 October 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 9:33 am
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J11 and J10 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 14 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J11 and J10 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 August 2019 to 06:00 on 24 August 2019.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 10:41 on 17 April 2019 to 18:00 on 14 January 2020.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Contraflow. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 30 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There are two of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J10 and J11 . 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 19 August 2019 to 21 August 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 August 2019 to 06:00 on 23 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
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 : From 20:00 on 23 August 2019 to 06:00 on 24 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J12 and J11 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 August 2019 to 06:00 on 24 October 2019.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J10 and J11 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 August 2019 to 06:00 on 23 August 2019.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J11 and J10 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 10:41 on 17 April 2019 to 18:00 on 14 January 2020.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J10 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 August 2019 to 06:00 on 22 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
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 22:00 and 06:00 from 19 August 2019 to 22 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 30 August 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 30 August 2019 to 06:00 on 2 September 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 6 September 2019 to 06:00 on 9 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am

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