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M2 Junction 5 Improvements

14 Sep 2017

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Highways England are consulting on a proposal to improve the M2 Junction 5 / A249 Stockbury Roundabout in Kent. They are at an early stage in the development of the scheme and want your views to help inform the future direction of the scheme. The consultation will run for 6 weeks, from Wednesday 6 September to Tuesday 17 October 2017.



Highways England want to hear your views

Please go to one of the public consultation exhibition events where our experts will be on hand to explain the proposal.

Date

Location

Time

Wednesday 6 September

Holiday Inn (otherwise known as Coniston Hotel), 70 London Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1NT

4pm to 8pm

Monday 11 September

Stockbury Memorial Hall (Cricket Club), The Street, Stockbury, Kent, ME9 7UD

2pm to 8pm

Saturday 16 September

Forum Shopping Centre, High Street, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 3DL

10am to 2pm

Wednesday 20 September

Sheppey Gateway, 38 - 42 High Street, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 1NL

2pm to 8pm

Saturday 23 September

The Mall Maidstone, Pads Hill, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6AT

9am to 5pm

 

You can find copies of the brochure and the questionnaire at the following locations throughout the consultation period (6 September to 17 October 2017) during normal hours of opening:

Location

Address

Allington Library

Castle Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0PR

Bearsted Library

The Green, Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 4DN

Boughton-under-Blean Library

Village Hall, Bull Lane, Boughton-Under-Blean, Faversham, Kent, ME13 9AH

Faversham Library

Newton Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8DY

Madginford Library

Egremont Road, Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 8LH

Maidstone Library

Kent History And Library Centre, James Whatman Way, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LQ

Minster in Sheppey Library

Minster-in-Sheppey Library, Worcester Close, Minster-On-Sea, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 3NP

WM Morrison Supermarkets plc

WM Morrison Supermarkets plc, Distribution Centre, Fleet End, Kemsley, Sittingbourne, ME10 2FD

Queenborough Library

Railway Terrace, Queenborough, Kent, ME11 5AY

Sheerness Library

Sheppey Gateway, 38 - 42, High Street, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 1NL

Shepway Library

17, Northumberland Court, Northumberland Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 7LW

Sittingbourne Library

Central Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4AH

Teynham Library

131 London Road, Teynham, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 9QJ

 

About the scheme

The M2 is an important motorway linking Rochester to Faversham, and a key route to the Port of Dover.

The M2 Junction 5 / A249 Stockbury Roundabout is the main access point for people travelling northeast to Sittingbourne, the Isle of Sheppey and the Port of Sheerness and southwest to Maidstone and surrounding villages. 

The M2 serves a population of at least 142,400 (Swale Borough) and 164,500 (Maidstone Borough) and a large number of businesses in Kent and Medway, including many in the freight and logistics sector.

The Road Investment Strategy has allocated a budget of between £50 million and £100 million to this scheme; to provide additional capacity for the junction, through improvements to slip roads and enhanced junction approaches.

 

Why are the improvements needed?

  • The M2 Junction 5 / A249 Stockbury Roundabout cannot cope with existing traffic flows. Currently there are high levels of congestion and delay at certain times of day.
  • Congestion is expected to worsen in the future due to planned development, population and traffic growth. 
  • Some traffic diverts away from the M2 Junction 5 / A249 Stockbury Roundabout to less suitable alternative rural routes.
  • The junction is one of the top 50 national casualty locations on England’s major ‘A’ roads and motorways.
  • There are high levels of car use and there are no plans to improve public transport
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