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National Highways are building a flyover and making further improvements at junction 5 of the A249

National Highways are building a flyover and making further improvements at junction 5 to ease congestion and make the roundabout safer for all users. This work began in September 2021 and the junction will be open for traffic in Winter 2024.

To find out more about upcoming closures that may impact journey times, please visit our website here where you can also sign up for updates if you use the junction regularly.

The M2 junction 5/A249 Stockbury interchange cannot cope with existing traffic flows and is also one of the top 50 national casualty locations on England’s major ‘A’ roads and motorways. 

The improvement scheme will improve journey times and reduce delays, meaning road users will have quicker and more reliable journeys. The scheme will also improve the safety of the junction for all road users and will support future economic growth, as increasing capacity at the junction will support the future housing and employment growth in the area. 

A finished model of the scheme is available in our virtual hall on the flyover video, where you can see how the new junction will look as well as additional boards with information such as environmental impacts of the scheme.

Want to know more about the scheme and upcoming closures?

Our Stakeholder and Communications Officer will be at the Oad Street Food and Crafts from 10am – 12pm and 5pm to 7pm every second Wednesday of the month. 

The team are on hand to answer any questions you have about the timeline of the project, the closures they have planned or local community engagement opportunities.

There is parking on site and the café can be found on Oad Street, Sittingbourne ME9 8LB

If you can’t make it and have a question, you can email  or call 0300 123 5000, and one of the team will be happy to help. 

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