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M2 junction 5 improvements - Travelling to Swale?

Swale Tourism
9th June 2022

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Latest updates

  • 07 June 2022

    Weekend road closures: June 2022 – update

     

    As part of the preparation work for the new carriageways at the junction, there is a need to install drainage on the A249.

    In order to do this safely,  there will need to be a closure of the A249 southbound carriageway, from the Bobbing roundabout to north of the Stockbury roundabout.  

    There’s never a good time to close a busy road like the A249, so the site team will be working to reduce the amount of time the road is fully closed.

    This work will now be carried out using a mix of lane closures and full closures starting on 10 June, running for three weekends.

    The first two weekends will start with a lane closure on Friday evening, before we fully close the road on Saturday morning:

    Date

    Closure

    Diversion

    8pm 10 June to 6am 11 June

    Lane closure on the southbound A249 between the Bobbing and the Stockbury roundabouts. 

     

    6am 11 June to 5am 13 June

    Closure of the southbound A249 between the Bobbing and the Stockbury roundabouts. 

    For drivers wanting to head south (towards Maidstone) from the Bobbing roundabout, there will be a diversion in place via Sheppey Way, Chestnut Street and Maidstone Road. This will bring you the Stockbury roundabout, where you can continue your journey.

    8pm 17 June to 6am 18 June

    Lane closure on the southbound A249 between the Bobbing and the Stockbury roundabouts. 

     

    6am 18 June to 5am 20 June

    Closure of the southbound A249 between the Bobbing and the Stockbury roundabouts. 

    For drivers wanting to head south (towards Maidstone) from the Bobbing roundabout, there will be a diversion in place via Sheppey Way, Chestnut Street and Maidstone Road. This will bring you the Stockbury roundabout, where you can continue your journey.

    For the third weekend, we’ll be working under lane closures on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, with full closures during the day:

    Date

    Closure

    Diversion

    8pm Friday 24 June to 6am Saturday 25 June

    Lane closure on the southbound A249 between the Bobbing and the Stockbury roundabouts.

     

    6am to 8pm Saturday 25 June

    Closure of the southbound A249 between the Bobbing and the Stockbury roundabouts. 

    For drivers wanting to head south (towards Maidstone) from the Bobbing roundabout, there will be a diversion in place via Sheppey Way, Chestnut Street and Maidstone Road. This will bring you the Stockbury roundabout, where you can continue your journey.

    8pm Saturday 25 June to 6am Sunday 26 June

    Lane closure on the southbound A249 between the Bobbing and the Stockbury roundabouts.

     

    6am to 8pm Sunday 25 June

    Closure of the southbound A249 between the Bobbing and the Stockbury roundabouts. 

    For drivers wanting to head south (towards Maidstone) from the Bobbing roundabout, there will be a diversion in place via Sheppey Way, Chestnut Street and Maidstone Road. This will bring you the Stockbury roundabout, where you can continue your journey.

    8pm Sunday 26 June to 5am Monday 27 June

    Lane closure on the southbound A249 between the Bobbing and the Stockbury roundabouts.

     

    The temporary reduced speed limit of 30mph will remain in place on Maidstone Road during this work. Please take care when travelling through Danaway, and report any speeding or dangerous driving to the Police.

    If they are unable to finish the work as planned, it will  continue with closures between Friday 1 and Monday 4 July to get the work completed.

    Come and meet the team 

    Got a question about the scheme? Interested to see what it will look like when the work is finished? Or maybe you want to know more about any upcoming closures?  

    Find out more at a monthly drop-in where you can come and speak to the project communications team and ask any questions you may have. 

    The project Stakeholder & Communications Officer will be on hand at Oad Street Food and Crafts between 10am and 12pm to answer any questions you have on the second Wednesday of the month. UPDATE: from (July) we'll be at the café between 10am and midday and again from 5pm and 7pm. 

    The café can be found on Oad Street, Borden, nr Sittingbourne ME9 8LB. There is parking on site and the café is fully accessible. Feel free to come along and say hello.  

    If you can’t make it and have a question, you can email  m2j5@nationalhighways.co.uk or call 0300 123 5000, and one of the team will be happy to help.  

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