M2 junction 5 improvements given the green light


25 Jun 2021

Our plans to upgrade one of the busiest junctions of the M2, and improving the journeys for hundreds of thousands of drivers, have been given the green light by Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps.

M2 junction 5 improvements given the green light

The £92 million scheme at junction 5 on the M2, the interchange with the A249 at Stocksbury in Kent, will lead to smoother and safer journeys for hundreds of thousands of drivers each day. 

The junction is one of the busiest in our region and experiences large queues and heavy congestion on a daily basis. It also has one of the highest collision rates across England’s motorway and major A roads nationally.

Chris Welby-Everard, Highways England’s regional delivery director in the South East, 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. We will now progress to the next phase, ready for work to begin in September 2021.”

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

We’re aiming to start construction in autumn 2021, with preparation works taking place off the network beforehand.

For more about the scheme visit the M2 junction 5 project website.