A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet junction improvements

Supporting economic development and housing growth in north Kent around the A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet junctions.

Start date 2019-20
End date 2022-23
Cost £112m

Latest updates

  • 20 May 2022

    Closures from 23 May

    Monday 23 May (one night)

    Bean

     

    ·       The A2 coastbound carriageway will be closed between the M25 and the Watling Street entry slip road between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted via junction 1a, A206, B255 southbound, Bean Lane to join the A2 via the A296.

    ·       The A2 coastbound entry slip road at Bean will be closed between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted via Bean Lane and the A296 to re-join the A2.  

    ·       Bean Lane bridge will be closed in one direction between Bean south rbt and Bean north rbt between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted via the London-bound A2 to junction 2, junction 1a, A206, B255 southbound, Bean Lane to join the A2 via the A296.

    Monday 23 May (one night)

    Ebbsfleet / Pepperhill

     

    ·       Lane closures will be in place at Ebbsfleet west rbt on all approaches between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

    Tuesday 24 May (one night)

    Bean

     

    ·       A2 London-bound carriageway will be closed between Ebbsfleet junction and the M25, including the exit and entry slip roads at Bean between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted via A2260, Thames Way, London Road, B255, Bean Lane, A296 west, A206 Princes Road, junction 1b to rejoin the A2.

    ·       The coastbound exit slip road at Bean will be closed between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted via the A2 coastbound to Ebbsfleet junction, A2260, Thames Way, London Road and the B255

    Tuesday 24 May (one night)

    Ebbsfleet / Pepperhill

     

    ·       Lane closures will be in place at Ebbsfleet west rbt on all approaches between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

    ·       The London-bound entry slip road at Ebbsfleet will be closed between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted via A2260, Thames Way, London Road, B255, Bean Lane, A296 west, A206 Princes Road, junction 1b to rejoin the A2.

    ·       The London-bound entry slip road at Pepperhill will be closed between 8pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted via the A2 coastbound to Tollgate junction and return on the London-bound carriageway, A2260, Thames Way, London Road, B255, Bean Lane, A296 west, A206 Princes Road, junction 1b to rejoin the A2.

    Weds 25 - Friday 27 May (three nights)

    Bean

     

    ·       Bean Lane will be closed in both directions between Bean south roundabout and the A296 roundabout between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users going north on Bean Lane will be diverted via Southfleet Road, Betsham Road, Station Road, re-join the A2 London-bound. Road users wishing to go south on Bean Lane will be diverted via A296, Princes Road, Junction 2 and then re-join the coastbound.  

    ·       The A296 Watling Street will be closed in both directions between Darent Valley Hospital roundabout and the A2 coastbound carriageway between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users wishing to go east on the A296 will be diverted via A296, Princes Road, Junction 2 and then re-join the coastbound. Road users wishing to go west on the A296 will be diverted via A296, Princes Road, Junction 2 and then re-join the coastbound carriageway.

    ·       The A2 coastbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed at Bean between 9.30opm and 6am. Road users wishing to exit the A2 will be diverted via the A2 coastbound carriageway to Ebbsfleet, A2260, Thames Way, A226, London Road. Road users wanting to join the A2 will be diverted via A296, Princes Road, Junction 2 and then re-join the coastbound carriageway.

    ·       The Bean London-bound exit and entry slip roads will be closed between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users wishing to exit at Bean will be diverted via the A2 London-bound to Jct 2/M25 junction, return coastbound to Ebbsfleet, A2260, Thames Way, A226 and London Road. Road users wishing to join the A2 will be diverted via Southfleet Road, Betsham Road, Station Road to join the A2 at Pepperhill.

    ·       The B255 will be closed in both directions from Bluewater Parkway rbt to Bean north roundabout. Road users wishing to go south will be diverted via A226 London Road, Watling Street, B2500, Princes Road, A296. Road users wishing to go north will be diverted via the A2 coastbound carriageway to Ebbsfleet, A2260, Thames Way, A226, London Road.

    ·       A section of Bluewater Parkway will be closed in one direction from the Nature Trail up to and including the slip road for B255 between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted via Bluewater Parkway.

    Weds 25 - Friday 27 May (three nights)

    Ebbsfleet / Pepperhill

     

    ·       Lane closures will be in place at Ebbsfleet west roundabout on all approaches between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

     

  • 16 May 2022

    This week's closures

    Mon 16 - Tues 17 May
    (two nights)

    Bean

     

     

    ·       The A2 coastbound carriageway will be closed between the exit and entry slip roads at Bean between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted via the exit slip road and re-join the A2 via the entry slip road.

    ·       The A296 Watling Street will be closed eastbound between the A296 roundabout and the A2 coastbound carriageway between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted via Bean Lane, re-join the A2 at the entry slip road.

    ·       A section of Bluewater Parkway will be closed in one direction from the Nature Trail up to and including the slip road for B255 between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted via the B255

     

    Mon 16 - Tues 17 May
    (two nights)

    Ebbsfleet / Pepperhill

     
     

    ·       The coastbound exit slip road at Ebbsfleet will be closed between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted to the next junction and return on the London-bound carriageway.

    ·       Lane closures will be in place at Ebbsfleet west roundabout on all approaches between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

    ·       The south quadrant of Ebbsfleet east roundabout will be closed 24/7 from 8pm on Monday 9th May to 6am on the 21st May.

     

    Weds 18 - Fri 20 May (three nights)

    Bean

     

     

    ·       The A2 coastbound carriageway will be closed between the exit and entry slip roads at Bean between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted via the exit slip road and re-join the A2 via the entry slip road.

    ·       The A296 Watling Street will be closed eastbound between the A296 roundabout and the A2 coastbound carriageway between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted via Bean Lane, re-join the A2 at the entry slip road.

    ·       A section of Bluewater Parkway will be closed in one direction from the Nature Trail up to and including the slip road for B255 between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted via the B255.

     
    Weds 18 - Fri 20 May (three nights)

    Ebbsfleet / Pepperhill

     
     

    ·       Lane closures will be in place at Ebbsfleet west roundabout on all approaches between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

    ·       The south quadrant of Ebbsfleet east roundabout will be closed 24/7 from 8pm on Monday 9 May to 6am on the 21 May.

     

  • 07 May 2022

    Current closures

    3 - 6 May (four nights)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Bean

    ·       Bean Lane will be closed in both directions between Bean south roundabout and the A296 roundabout between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users going north on Bean Lane will be diverted via Southfleet Road, Betsham Road, Station Road, re-join the A2 London-bound. Road users wishing to go south on Bean Lane will be diverted via A296, Princes Road, Junction 2 and then re-join the coastbound.  

    ·       The A296 Watling Street will be closed in both directions between Darent Valley Hospital roundabout and the A2 coastbound carriageway between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users wishing to go east on the A296 will be diverted via A296, Princes Road, Junction 2 and then re-join the coastbound Road users wishing to go west on the A296 will be diverted via A296, Princes Road, Junction 2 and then re-join the coastbound carriageway.

    ·       The A2 coastbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed at Bean between 9.30opm and 6am. Road users wishing to exit the A2 will be diverted via the A2 coastbound carriageway to Ebbsfleet, A2260, Thames Way, A226, London Road. Road users wanting to join the A2 will be diverted via A296, Princes Road, Junction 2 and then re-join the coastbound carriageway.

    ·       The Bean London-bound exit and entry slip roads will be closed between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users wishing to exit at Bean will be diverted via the A2 London-bound to Jct 2/M25 junction, return coastbound to Ebbsfleet, A2260, Thames Way, A226 and London Road. Road users wishing to join the A2 will be diverted via Southfleet Road, Betsham Road, Station Road to join the A2 at Pepperhill.

    ·       The B255 will be closed in both directions from Bluewater Parkway rbt to Bean north roundabout. Road users wishing to go south will be diverted via A226 London Road, Watling Street, B2500, Princes Road, A296. Road users wishing to go north will be diverted via the A2 coastbound carriageway to Ebbsfleet, A2260, Thames Way, A226, London Road.

    ·       A section of Bluewater Parkway will be closed in one direction from the Nature Trail up to and including the slip road for B255 between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted via Bluewater Parkway.

     

     

    9 May (one night)

     

    Bean

     

     

    ·       The A2 coastbound carriageway will be closed between the exit and entry slip roads at Bean between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted via the exit slip road and re-join the A2 via the entry slip road.

    ·       The A296 Watling Street will be closed eastbound between A296 roundabout and the A2 coastbound carriageway between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted via Bean Lane, re-join the A2 at the entry slip road.

    ·       A section of Bluewater Parkway will be closed in one direction from the Nature Trail up to and including the slip road for B255 between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted via the B255 southbound.

    9 May – 21 May

     

    Ebbsfleet / Pepperhill

     

     

    ·       Lane closures will be in place at Ebbsfleet west round about on all approaches between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

    ·       The south quadrant of Ebbsfleet east roundabout will be closed 24/7 from 8pm on Monday 9 May to 6am on the 21 May.

    10 - 11 May (two nights)

    Bean

     

    ·       The A2 coastbound carriageway will be closed between the exit and entry slip roads at Bean between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted via the exit slip road and re-join the A2 via the entry slip road.

    ·       The A296 Watling Street will be closed eastbound between the A296 roundabout and the A2 coastbound carriageway between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted via Bean Lane, re-join the A2 at the entry slip road.

    ·       A section of Bluewater Parkway will be closed in one direction from the Nature Trail up to and including the slip road for B255 between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted via the B255.

    ·       Bean Lane bridge will be closed northbound between Bean south roundabout and Bean north roundabout. Road users will be diverted via the A2 London-bound to the next junction and return on the coastbound carriageway and exit at Bean.

    10 - 11 May (two nights)

    Ebbsfleet / Pepperhill

     

    ·       Lane closures will be in place at Ebbsfleet west rbt on all approaches between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

    ·       The south quadrant of Ebbsfleet east rbt will be closed 24/7 from 8pm on Monday 9th May to 6am on the 21st May.

    12 - 13 May (two nights)

    Bean

     

    ·       The A2 coastbound carriageway will be closed between the exit and entry slip roads at Bean between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted via the exit slip road and re-join the A2 via the entry slip road.

    ·       The A296 Watling Street will be closed eastbound between the A296 roundabout and the A2 coastbound carriageway between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted via Bean Lane, re-join the A2 at the entry slip road.

    ·       A section of Bluewater Parkway will be closed in one direction from the Nature Trail up to and including the slip road for B255 between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted via the B255.

    ·       Bean Lane bridge will be closed southbound between Bean north roundabout and Bean south roundabout. Road users will be diverted via the A2 coastbound carriageway to the next junction and return on the London-bound carriageway and exit at Bean.

    12 - 13 May (two nights)

     

     

     

     

     

    Ebbsfleet / Pepperhill

    ·       Lane closures will be in place at Ebbsfleet west roundabout on all approaches between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

    ·       The south quadrant of Ebbsfleet east roundabout will be closed 24/7 from 8pm on Monday 9 May to 6am on the 21 May

     

     

     

  • 29 April 2022

    Closures from 3 May

     

    Tuesday 3 May to Friday 6 May (four nights)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Bean

    ·       Bean Lane will be closed in both directions between Bean south roundabout and the A296 roundabout between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users going north on Bean Lane will be diverted via Southfleet Road, Betsham Road, Station Road, re-join the A2 London-bound. Road users wishing to go south on Bean Lane will be diverted via A296, Princes Road, Junction 2 and then re-join the coastbound.  

    ·       The A296 Watling Street will be closed in both directions between Darent Valley Hospital roundabout and the A2 coastbound carriageway between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users wishing to go east on the A296 will be diverted via A296, Princes Road, Junction 2 and then re-join the coastbound Road users wishing to go west on the A296 will be diverted via A296, Princes Road, Junction 2 and then re-join the coastbound carriageway.

    ·       The A2 coastbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed at Bean between 9.30opm and 6am. Road users wishing to exit the A2 will be diverted via the A2 coastbound carriageway to Ebbsfleet, A2260, Thames Way, A226, London Road. Road users wanting to join the A2 will be diverted via A296, Princes Road, Junction 2 and then re-join the coastbound carriageway.

    ·       The Bean London-bound exit and entry slip roads will be closed between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users wishing to exit at Bean will be diverted via the A2 London-bound to Jct 2/M25 junction, return coastbound to Ebbsfleet, A2260, Thames Way, A226 and London Road. Road users wishing to join the A2 will be diverted via Southfleet Road, Betsham Road, Station Road to join the A2 at Pepperhill.

    ·       The B255 will be closed in both directions from Bluewater Parkway rbt to Bean north roundabout. Road users wishing to go south will be diverted via A226 London Road, Watling Street, B2500, Princes Road, A296. Road users wishing to go north will be diverted via the A2 coastbound carriageway to Ebbsfleet, A2260, Thames Way, A226, London Road.

    ·       A section of Bluewater Parkway will be closed in one direction from the Nature Trail up to and including the slip road for B255 between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted via Bluewater Parkway.

     

    Ebbsfleet / Pepperhill

    ·       No planned overnight closures

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 25 April 2022

    This week's closures

     

    Monday 25 April (five nights)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Bean

    ·       Bean Lane will be closed in both directions between Bean south roundabout and the A296 roundabout between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users going north on Bean Lane will be diverted via Southfleet Road, Betsham Road, Station Road, re-join the A2 London-bound. Road users wishing to go south on Bean Lane will be diverted via A296, Princes Road, Junction 2 and then re-join the coastbound.  

    ·       The A296 Watling Street will be closed in both directions between Darent Valley Hospital roundabout and the A2 coastbound carriageway between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users wishing to go east on the A296 will be diverted via A296, Princes Road, Junction 2 and then re-join the coastbound Road users wishing to go west on the A296 will be diverted via A296, Princes Road, Junction 2 and then re-join the coastbound carriageway.

    ·       The A2 coastbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed at Bean between 9.30opm and 6am. Road users wishing to exit the A2 will be diverted via the A2 coastbound carriageway to Ebbsfleet, A2260, Thames Way, A226, London Road. Road users wanting to join the A2 will be diverted via A296, Princes Road, Junction 2 and then re-join the coastbound carriageway.

    ·       The Bean London-bound exit and entry slip roads will be closed between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users wishing to exit at Bean will be diverted via the A2 London-bound to Jct 2/M25 junction, return coastbound to Ebbsfleet, A2260, Thames Way, A226 and London Road. Road users wishing to join the A2 will be diverted via Southfleet Road, Betsham Road, Station Road to join the A2 at Pepperhill.

    ·       The B255 will be closed in both directions from Bluewater Parkway rbt to Bean north roundabout. Road users wishing to go south will be diverted via A226 London Road, Watling Street, B2500, Princes Road, A296. Road users wishing to go north will be diverted via the A2 coastbound carriageway to Ebbsfleet, A2260, Thames Way, A226, London Road.

    ·       A section of Bluewater Parkway will be closed in one direction from the Nature Trail up to and including the slip road for B255 between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted via Bluewater Parkway.

    Ebbsfleet / Pepperhill

    ·       No planned overnight closures

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 19 April 2022

    Update on closures

    Tuesday 19 April (four nights) to Friday 22 April

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Bean

    ·       Bean Lane will be closed in both directions between Bean south roundabout and the A296 roundabout between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users going north on Bean Lane will be diverted via Southfleet Road, Betsham Road, Station Road, re-join the A2 London-bound. Road users wishing to go south on Bean Lane will be diverted via A296, Princes Road, Junction 2 and then re-join the coastbound.  

    ·       The A296 Watling Street will be closed in both directions between Darent Valley Hospital roundabout and the A2 coastbound carriageway between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users wishing to go east on the A296 will be diverted via A296, Princes Road, Junction 2 and then re-join the coastbound Road users wishing to go west on the A296 will be diverted via A296, Princes Road, Junction 2 and then re-join the coastbound carriageway.

    ·       The A2 coastbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed at Bean between 9.30opm and 6am. Road users wishing to exit the A2 will be diverted via the A2 coastbound carriageway to Ebbsfleet, A2260, Thames Way, A226, London Road. Road users wanting to join the A2 will be diverted via A296, Princes Road, Junction 2 and then re-join the coastbound carriageway.

    ·       The Bean London-bound exit and entry slip roads will be closed between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users wishing to exit at Bean will be diverted via the A2 London-bound to A/M25 junction, return coastbound to Ebbsfleet, A2260, Thames Way, A226 and London Road. Road users wishing to join the A2 will be diverted via Southfleet Road, Betsham Road, Station Road to join the A2 at Pepperhill.

    ·       The B255 will be closed in both directions from Bluewater Parkway rbt to Bean north roundabout. Road users wishing to go south will be diverted via A226 London Road, Watling Street, B2500, Princes Road, A296. Road users wishing to go north will be diverted via the A2 coastbound carriageway to Ebbsfleet, A2260, Thames Way, A226, London Road.

    ·       A section of Bluewater Parkway will be closed in one direction from the Nature Trail up to and including the slip road for B255 between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted via Bluewater Parkway.

    Ebbsfleet / Pepperhill

    ·       No planned overnight closures

     

  • 02 April 2022

    Lane closures

    Saturday 2 April to Sunday 3 April (two nights)

     

     

     

     

    Bean

    ·       The coastbound exit slip road at Bean will be closed 9.30pm till 6am. Road users will be diverted to Ebbsfleet junction and return on London-bound carriageway.

    ·       Bean Lane will be closed northbound, including the B255 northbound between 9.30pm and 6am. Road users will be diverted on the London-bound carriageway to the A2 / M25 junction to junction 1b and join the A296 eastbound.

    Monday 4 April – Wednesday 6 April (three nights)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Bean

    ·       The London-bound exit and entry slip roads at Bean will be closed, including Bean Lane bridge in both directions. Road users wishing to exit at Bean will continue to A2/M25 junction, continue to junction 1b and join the A296 eastbound. Road users wishing to join the A2 will be diverted via Station Road.

     

    ·       Full closure of Watling Street eastbound with no access to A2 from 9:30pm – 6am. Road users will go up to junction 1b, the A206, B255 and re-join the A2 coastbound at Bean entry slip.

     

    ·       The coastbound exit slip road at Bean will be closed 9.30pm to 6am. Road users will be diverted via the M25 to junction 1a, Crossways Blvd, and join the B255 southbound.  

    Ebbsfleet / Pepperhill

    ·       The London-bound Ebbsfleet exit and entry slip roads will be closed 8pm – 6am. Road users wishing to exit at Ebbsfleet will be diverted via junction 2 of the M25 to junction 1a, Crossways Blvd, London Rd, Thames Way and the A2260. Road users wishing to join the A2 will be diverted via the A2 coastbound to Tollgate and return on the London-bound carriageway.

    • The London-bound entry slip road at Pepperhill will be closed 8pm to 6am. Road users will be diverted on the coastbound A2 to Tollgate junction and return on the London-bound carriageway.
    • The coastbound exit slip road at Ebbsfleet will be closed 8pm to 6am. Road users wishing to leave the A2 will be diverted to Tollgate junction, return on the A2 London-bound and exit at Pepperhill.

    Thursday 7 April to Friday 8 April (two nights)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Bean

    ·       The London-bound exit and entry slip roads at Bean will be closed, including Bean Lane bridge in both directions. Road users wishing to exit at Bean will continue to A2/M25 junction, continue to junction 1b and join the A296 eastbound. Road users wishing to join the A2 will be diverted via Station Road.

     

    ·       Full closure of Watling Street eastbound with no access to A2 from 9:30pm – 6am. Road users will go up to junction 1b, the A206, B255 and re-join the A2 coastbound at Bean entry slip.

    Ebbsfleet

    ·       A2260 southbound will be closed 8pm-6am. Road users will be diverted via Thames Way, London Road, B255 to rejoin the A2.   

    ·       The coastbound entry slip road at Ebbsfleet will be closed 8pm – 6am. Road users will be diverted via Pepperhill to re-join the A2 coastbound carriageway.  

     

  • 01 April 2022

    Latest closures

    Bean closures w/c 28th March 2022

    All closures installed by 9.30pm – 6am (unless otherwise stated)

    A296 closed eastbound on the 31st March and 1st April 9:30pm – 6am

    No Access to the A296 from the B255 and Bean Lane south closed on the 31st March and 1st April 9:30pm – 6am

    Full closure of Watling Street eastbound with no access to A2 from 09:30 – 6am 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st March 1st April

    Full closure of Bean south rbt, including the London-bound exit and entry slip roads at Bean on the 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st March and 1st April 9:30pm – 6am

     

  • 07 February 2022

    Closures Update

    A296 Watling Street Layby 24/7 closure (till end of February)

    The lay-by along the A296 at Watling Street will remain closed until the end of February 2022, to allow us to carry out the works for the new upgraded non-motorised users route and to install the new toucan crossing.

    A296 Watling Street Westbound 24/7 closure (31 January to 19 February)

    The A296 Watling Street will be closed westbound from Brickfields to the roundabout, from 9.30pm on Monday 31 January for three weeks.

    In addition, there will be no access to Watling Street from the A296 roundabout. Road users will be diverted to head down Bean Lane, round the roundabout and head north on the B255. Then go round the roundabout head south on the B255, then join the A296 using the fast link.

    Overnight Closures

    Monday 7 February to Friday 11 February (Five nights)

    Bean

    • B255 closed southbound 09:30 pm to 6am
    • Bean Lane closed in both directions between the A296 roundabout and the entrance to Hope Cottages between 9:30pm – 6am
    • Coastbound exit slip road open for access on to B255 only, no access to Bean north roundabout 9:30pm to 6am
    • Lane closures on A2 coastbound 8pm – 6am
    • Full closure of Watling Street eastbound with no access to A2 between 10:30pm and 6am
    • Bean London-bound entry and exit slip roads closed 9:30pm – 6am
    • There’ll be no access to the A296 eastbound from the A296 roundabout. Traffic will be diverted to B255 and return via free flow on to the A296. This closure will be in place 24/7 until 6am 14th February.

    Ebbsfleet/Pepperhill

    • 3-way traffic lights at Ackers Drive 8pm – 6am
    • Lane closures on the A2 London-bound 8pm – 6am
    • Ebbsfleet London-bound exit slip road closed 8pm - 6am
    • Pepperhill London-bound entry slip road closed 8pm – 6am

  • 27 October 2021

    Latest newsletter now available

    Please click here to view a copy of our latest project newsletter, which provides information about what has been happening as well as the upcoming construction programme which is as follows:

    Autumn 2021

    • We’ll start construction outside Hope Cottages to install the green wall barrier and the new turning head which will allow residents of Hope Cottages a turning point by Bean bridge.
    • The new bridge at Bean is expected to open to traffic from late November 2021.
    • Construction starts to the structure which will support the new coastbound entry
      slip-road at Bean.

    Winter 2021/2022

    • Complete work, with both junctions fully open to traffic in Spring 2022.
    • Activation of the new technology and traffic signals.

    Spring 2022

    • Both junctions fully opened for traffic.

    If you require a printed version of our newsletter please let us know by emailing the scheme inbox A2BeanandEbbsfleetJunctionsImprovements@highwaysengland.co.uk or calling our Customer Contact Centre on 0300 12 35 000.

    All newsletters will also appear in the 'Newsletters' section below.

  • 26 August 2021

    New bridge installed at Bean

    Over the weekend of 21/22 August, we successfully used large cranes to lower the new bridge deck into position at the Bean junction.

    The images below show the bridge being lowered into position, and a demonstration as to why we needed to close the A2 and Bean Lane bridge for the weekend.

    A time-lapse video showing the installation of the bridge deck can be found here

    We'd like to thank all our customers and the local community for their patience and cooperation during the closure.

     

     

    A2260 footpath closure – Friday 27 August

    The footpath along the A2260 northbound at Ebbsfleet will be closed on Friday 27 August, whilst essential work takes place.

    The closure will be in place from 9am for approximately six hours.

    A shuttle bus service will be in place for any pedestrians / cyclists, who would usually use the footpath. The area will be marshalled, and the shuttle bus will be called as required.

    The bus will be COVID safe by being cleaned in between uses, only having limited numbers onboard and will include a track and trace system.

  • 02 June 2020

    Scheme gets government go ahead

    We've received notification from the Secretary of State for Transport that the A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet junction improvements scheme can proceed to construction. The Inspector’s report into the October 2019 public inquiry has been published and the Secretary of State for Transport has issued his decision into the Scheme proposals by way of a Decision Letter and accompanying Annex. The Decision Letter, Annex and Inspectors Report can be viewed in the “Decision Letter and Inspectors Report” section in the documents area below.

    Copies of the annotated confirmed, with modifications, Side Roads Order, Compulsory Purchase Order and annotated made, with modifications, Slip Roads and Roundabout Order and the relevant Notices are now available to view in the Confirmed and Made Orders section in the documents area below.

    Following publication of the Compulsory Purchase Order Confirmation Notice on 25 June 2020, we have now begun the process of compulsory acquisition of the land required to construct the scheme. The process is being undertaken through General Vesting Declaration (GVD) which will transfer the ownership of land required to Highways England.

    We continue to carry out work in the central reservation of the A2 to remove the barrier and break out concrete to facilitate new drainage. We are also installing our new work compound which is located at Pepperhill and have been preparing both the access and car park for surfacing so they are fit for purpose.

    We undertake work in both day and night shifts to ensure safety to all and minimal disruption to our road users. Where night-time work is required, we set up lane closures for the safety of both our workforce and the travelling public.

Project information

Overview

At the Bean junction we'll make the roundabout to the north of the A2 significantly bigger, and controlled by traffic lights. The roundabout to the south of the A2 will also be made bigger while generally keeping the existing layout. There will be a new bridge over the A2 to provide extra capacity, located to the east of the existing Bean Lane bridge. This existing bridge will then be used for northbound traffic, and a new slip road constructed onto the A2 for eastbound traffic.

For Ebbsfleet junction the proposals will broadly follow the existing road layout with enlarged roundabouts controlled by traffic lights. The road between the roundabouts will be widened to a dual carriageway. The slip roads from the A2 will be retained and the slip roads to the A2 widened. 

The improvements will support economic development, including jobs and housing growth as well as increase road capacity to support future growth. Journey times at both junctions will improve with increased capacity for all road users as well as better safety. 

We published the Orders for the A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet junction improvements scheme under the Highways Act 1980 on 14 February 2019 and submitted both the Side Roads Order and Compulsory Purchase Order to the Secretary of State for Transport for confirmation. The associated Section 10 Line Order was published in draft by the Secretary of State for Transport.

Following objections to the Scheme proposals, a public inquiry was held in October 2019 where an independent planning inspector heard evidence from us and interested parties. The Inspectors Report (dated 6 January 2020) was completed and issued to the Secretary of State.

The initial published Orders, Environmental Statement and other supporting documentation, along with our Statement of Case and proposed modifications in connection with the October 2019 public inquiry can still be viewed within the documents area below.

If you have difficulty accessing any of the documents please contact us and we will try to supply you directly with an electronic copy.

Secretary of State Decision Letter

The Secretary of State, on 27 May 2020, confirmed with modifications both the Side Roads Order and Compulsory Purchase Order and made with modifications the Slip Roads and Roundabout Order. He subsequently issued a Decision Letter (dated 2 June 2020) with accompanying Annex to Highways England and those parties represented at the Public Inquiry.

Confirmed and Made Orders

Following issue of the Secretary of State Decision Letter and accompanying Annex as identified above, we prepared copies of the confirmed, with modifications, Side Roads Order, Compulsory Purchase Order and a copy of the made, with modifications, Slip Roads and Roundabout Order.

The Secretary of State has been unable to issue the official copies of the confirmed and made Orders and accompanying Maps due to COVID-19 restrictions currently in place. Therefore in the interim, an annotated version of the confirmed, with modifications, Side Roads Order and Compulsory Purchase Order and an annotated version of the made, with modifications, Slip Roads and Roundabout Order. The three Orders (marked in red, in line with the modifications put forward at the public inquiry and further changes included in the Decision Letter and Annex) have been prepared by us to allow continuation of the Statutory Processes.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and the need for social distancing, it is not possible for us to deposit a physical copy of the annotated version of the Orders at a document viewing location. However they can be viewed electronically below:

The Compulsory Purchase Order Confirmation Notice is due for formal publication on 25 June 2020. This will be the start of the 6 weeks High Court Challenge period for the Compulsory Purchase Order.

General Vesting Declarations

Following publication of the Compulsory Purchase Order Confirmation Notice on 25 June 2020, we have now begun the process of compulsory acquisition of the land required to construct the scheme. The process is being undertaken through General Vesting Declaration (GVD) which will transfer the ownership of land required to Highways England.

The relevant GVD’s and their accompanying plans and copies of the Notice of Making and relevant Notices of Making for Unknown Ownership land are available to view under ‘General Vesting Declarations’ in the documents section of this page.

Documents

B.1 - Environmental Statement - Volume 1
Environmental Statement - Public Notice
B.4 - Environmental Statement - Non-technical Summary
B.2 - Volume 2 Appendix A Scoping Opinion Responses
Volume 2 Appendix B Outline Environmental Management Plan
Volume 2 Appendix C Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening
Volume 2 Appendix D Major Accidents and Disasters
Volume 2 Appendix E Air Quality
Volume 2 Appendix F Noise and Vibration
Volume 2 Appendix G Biodiversity
Volume 2 Appendix G.2 Biodiversity Ecology Survey Reports
Volume 2 Appendix G.4 Biodiversity Options Phase 1 Ecology Report
Volume 2 Appendix G3 Badger Report
Volume 2 Appendix H Road Drainage and the Water Environment
Volume 2 Appendix H.2 Drainage Strategy
Volume 2 Appendix H.3 Water Framework Directive
Volume 2 Appendix H.4 Flood Risk Assessment
Volume 2 Appendix I Landscape and Visual
Volume 2 Appendix J Geology and Soils
Volume 2 Appendix J.3 Hydrological Risk Assessment
Volume 2 Appendix J2 Envirocheck Report Part 1
Volume 2 Appendix J2 Envirocheck Report Part 2
Volume 2 Appendix J2 Envirocheck Report Part 3
Volume 2 Appendix J2 Envirocheck Report Part 4
Volume 2 Appendix J2 Envirocheck Report Part 5
Volume 2 Appendix J2 Envirocheck Report Part 6
Volume 2 Appendix K Cultural Heritage
Volume 2 Appendix K.2 Archaeology DBA
Volume 2 Appendix K.3 Kent Archaeology Evaluation
Volume 2 Appendix M People and Communities
Volume 2 Appendix N Climate
Volume 2 Appendix O Assessment of Cumulative Effects
Volume 2 Appendix P Veteran Tree Survey
B.3 - Volume 3 Figures Chapter 1 and 2 (Part 1)
Volume 3 Figures Chapter 1 and 2 (Part 2)
Volume 3 Figures Chapter 1 and 2 (Part 3)
Volume 3 Figures Chapter 1 and 2 (Part 4)
Volume 3 Figures Chapter 5
Volume 3 Figures Chapter 6 (Part 1)
Volume 3 Figures Chapter 6 (Part 2)
Volume 3 Figures Chapter 7
Volume 3 Figures Chapter 8
Volume 3 Figures Chapter 9 (Part 1)
Volume 3 Figures Chapter 9 (Part 2)
Volume 3 Figures Chapter 9 (Part 3)
Volume 3 Figures Chapter 10
Volume 3 Figures Chapter 11
Volume 3 Figures Chapter 13 and 15

Traffic information

Information about scheduled roadworks and events on our motorways and major roads.

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