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LATEST: Flyover plan agreed at A429/M2 junction

Friday 9th July 2021

A £92million scheme to improve a busy junction on the M2 has been give the go ahead.

The upgrade scheme was agreed on June 21 by Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps.

Works to improve junction 5 of the M2, the interchange with the A249 at Stockbury, will begin in September.

The junction currently has one of the highest collision rates in England and is hoped this project will reduce collisions by around a third.

Highways England’s regional delivery director Chris Welby-Everard said: “Improving the Stockbury Interchange will bring real benefits to the drivers who use this junction daily, and it will improve the flow of traffic to provide a safer and more integrated network for everyone.

“I’d like to thank everyone for their engagement and contribution to the development of this scheme to date.”

The existing roundabout will be replaced with a new interchange, which is a flyover, to provide free-flowing movement on the A249.

Two new dedicated free-flowing slip roads will be created with a left turn for traffic travelling from the A249 southbound to the M2 westbound and a left turn from the A249 northbound to the M2 eastbound.

Maidstone Road to the A249 Stockbury Roundabout will close and be re-routed to link with Oad Street.

The existing junction of Oad Street with the A249 will reopen with a new link provided south of the existing Oad Street to connect with the A249 Stockbury Roundabout.

The aim of the project is to improve journey times and reduce delays.