Opening booklets 27 January 2018
In days gone by, new roads were often celebrated with a grand opening ceremony and the issue of a commemorative booklet heralding the exciting new highway. You'll find some of them here, complete with a glimpse of all that empty tarmac and a healthy dose of modernist optimism.
M2 J5 Improvements 4 July 2017
Improvements to the sliproads at M2 junction 5 (Stockbury) and the roundabout where they connect to the A249. At present the junction suffers regular congestion, particularly on the A249 southbound and the exit from the M2 westbound, and has an extremely poor safety record. Planned developments in the area will put further pressure on the junction.
Highways England plan to consult on the scheme in autumn 2017 and issue a preferred design towards the end of the year. Until then the form of the proposals are not known, and no costing has been issued.
M2 Widening 23 October 2008
Upgrade of the existing two-lane M2 to three and four lane plus hard shoulder carriageways as far as junction 4. The upgrade is largely 'parallel' - a second carriageway is constructed alongside the existing motorway, with the present two carriageways eventually becoming one single wide carriageway. The scheme also includes massive upgrades to substandard junctions and the construction of a second Medway Bridge.