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

As part of the improvement works for the construction of junction 10a scheme, we’ve started to build the new motorway gyratory over the M20. This gyratory will comprise two bridges known as the East and West Interchange Bridges.

We successfully installed the East Interchange Bridge earlier this month and we want to thank you for your patience during this closure.

East Interchange Bridge

What's next?

We’re planning to install the steel beams for the West Interchange Bridge during a closure of the M20 between Friday 25 January and Monday 28 January 2019. A mobile crane will be set up to place these beams onto the reinforced concrete supports either side of the motorway.

To help plan your journey you can find more information about the closure and diversion in the section below.

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
Summer 2020 End of works

Installation of steel beams for the East and West Interchange Bridges

As part of the improvement works, a new motorway gyratory is being built over the M20. This will comprise two bridges, known as the East and West Interchange Bridges. The installation of the steel beams for the bridges is planned for January 2019 and will involve some weekend closures of the M20.

Signposted diversions will be provided around the closed portion of the motorway between junction 9 and 11 coast bound and junction 11 and 10 London bound. Signage will be provided on the M20, M25 and M26 to encourage through traffic to be diverted well away from the Ashford region. Please refrain from using satellite navigation systems while on a diversion route.

M20 junction 10a closure - diversion route map

We're required whenever possible to work at times that cause the least disruption to our roads. Unfortunately, this means carrying out some work during the night. The equipment we use means some disturbance is unavoidable, but we'll make every effort to minimise noise.

The installation marks another significant milestone for the project and we'd like to thank you for your continued support.

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 J8 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 23 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 8:02 pm
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 23 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 8:02 pm
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J10 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 22 January 2019 to 06:00 on 1 April 2019.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 8:01 pm
Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J8 and J9 . 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 23 January 2019 to 25 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 1:31 pm
Location : The M20 westbound entry slip at junction J9 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 January 2019 to 06:00 on 29 January 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 1:31 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 23 January 2019 to 25 January 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 28 January 2019 to 1 February 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 February 2019 to 9 February 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 February 2019 to 23 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 10:20 am
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 23 January 2019 to 25 January 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 28 January 2019 to 1 February 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 February 2019 to 9 February 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 February 2019 to 23 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 10:20 am
Location : The A2070 northbound between the junctions with the A2042 and the M20 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 23 January 2019 to 20:00 on 5 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 9:51 am
Location : The A2070 northbound between the junctions with the A2042 and the M20 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 23 January 2019 to 10:00 on 14 April 2019.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 9:51 am
Location : The A2070 southbound between the junctions with the M20 and the A2042 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 23 January 2019 to 10:00 on 14 April 2019.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 9:51 am
Location : The A2070 southbound between the junctions with the M20 and the A2042 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 23 January 2019 to 20:00 on 5 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 9:51 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 22:00 on 25 January 2019 to 06:00 on 28 January 2019. Schedule : From 22:00 on 1 February 2019 to 06:00 on 4 February 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 9 February 2019 to 06:00 on 10 February 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 February 2019 to 1 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 25 January 2019 to 06:00 on 28 January 2019. Schedule : From 22:00 on 1 February 2019 to 06:00 on 4 February 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 9 February 2019 to 06:00 on 10 February 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 February 2019 to 06:00 on 24 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J11 and J12 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 January 2019 to 06:00 on 26 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J11A and J13 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 January 2019 to 06:00 on 26 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J12 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 January 2019 to 06:00 on 26 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am

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