A249 Swale Bridge - Sheerness

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Scheme Outline

Scheme details

Timescale
2004-2006
Status
Completed
Type
Completedfor use by all traffic
Cost
£ 100m
Authority
Highways England
Region: South East
Finance
Central Government/DBFO
Length
6.4 km
4 miles

Construction of a new dual two-lane route to carry the A249 from the current end of the dual carriageway to Sheerness. It includes provision of a viaduct across The Swale to replace the existing lifting bridge which causes severe delays. The route will be grade separated at the Iwade roundabout, with a larger roundabout at the scheme's southern terminus on the existing dual carriageway at Cowstead.

The full title of this scheme is the A249 Iwade Bypass to Queensborough Improvement Scheme (incorporating The New Swale Crossing). The DBFO contract was awarded to Sheppey Route Ltd in February 2004.

Progress

14 August 2006 The road, including the new bridge, is opened on 27 August 2006.

More information

Official website
highways.gov.uk/roads/projects/3958.aspx

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This scheme has been completed, so it's no longer possible to edit any of the information on this page.

This scheme was last updated on 26 October 2008.