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

We’ve now successfully installed both the East and West Interchange Bridges which will make up the new motorway gyratory over the M20.

We want to thank you for your patience during the weekend closures we needed to complete this work.

Bridge lift

What's next?

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

  • surfacing the new A2070 roundabout
  • installing the new Church Road footbridge
  • building the slip roads for the new junction 10a

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

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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 08:30 on 30 April 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 26, 2019, 3:07 pm
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J11 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 10:41 on 17 April 2019 to 18:00 on 14 January 2020.
Posted: April 26, 2019, 1:23 pm
Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 April 2019 to 06:00 on 30 April 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 26, 2019, 1:23 pm
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: April 26, 2019, 1:23 pm
Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:30 on 30 April 2019 to 08:30 on 28 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 26, 2019, 1:23 pm
Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 April 2019 to 31 May 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 6 June 2019 to 06:00 on 7 June 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 June 2019 to 30 June 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 26, 2019, 1:23 pm
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 08:30 on 30 April 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 26, 2019, 1:23 pm
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J11 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 April 2019 to 31 May 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 6 June 2019 to 06:00 on 7 June 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 June 2019 to 30 June 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 26, 2019, 1:23 pm
Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 April 2019 to 06:00 on 1 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 26, 2019, 1:23 pm
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J11 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:30 on 30 April 2019 to 08:30 on 28 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 26, 2019, 1:23 pm
Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 April 2019 to 06:00 on 30 June 2019.
Posted: April 26, 2019, 1:23 pm
Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 2 May 2019 to 06:00 on 3 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 26, 2019, 1:23 pm
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: April 26, 2019, 1:23 pm
Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 April 2019 to 06:00 on 1 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 26, 2019, 1:23 pm

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