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|Medway Towns Bypass|
|To:||Brenley Corner (TR040599)|
|Length:||25.5 miles (41 km)|
|Meets:||A2, A228, A229, A249, A2, A299|
|Route outline (key)|
The M2 is a motorway found in the north of Kent. It forms a by-pass of the Medway Towns.
Main Article: M2 route
The M2 is the shortest of all the single digit motorways. It main role is to act as the Medway Towns Bypass. Originally allocated the number A2(M), it gained the M2 number from a newspaper report. The road opened in 1963.
Main Article: M2 history
The M2 has changed from its opening in 1963. This is how the M2 looked upon opening.
The 7 Junctions
Park Pale Interchange
Main Article: Park Pale Interchange
The first junction before the upgrade was infamous for the point where the Motorway was a lower standard than the A-road, in this case the A2. These days, the junction is a trumpet-fork hybrid.
Merrals Shaw Interchange
Main Article: Merrals Shaw Interchange
Main Article: Bluebell Interchange
The last of the junctions to be majority rebuilt, the Bluebell interchange is the biggest junction to rebuild due to keeping the M2 & the A229 Running at the same time. It is a double roundabout.
Main Article: Gillingham Interchange
Perry Court Interchange
Main Article: Brenley Corner Interchange
Main Article: Medway services
These services are found roughly half way on the Motorway. It is a traditional over-bridge style MSA.
Motorway Services Online
- M2 Junctions 5 to 7 (Photos taken November 2004)
- Steps Across The Medway: The M2 Medway Bridges
- Medway Services - Jan 08
- M2 Bottom Pond Viaduct - October 2008
This page was a candidate for Article of the Month August 2009