Brenley Corner Interchange
|Brenley Corner Interchange|
|Location Map ( geo)|
|A299 view of Brenley Corner Interchange|
|Brenley Corner, Kent TR040598|
|M2, A2, A299|
|Junctions related to the A299|
Brenley Corner is road junction in Kent that has existed in one form or another since classification, but is today best known for being the junction 7 of the M2, where traffic splits between the A2 and A299.
Originally, the A2 at Brenley Corner was a simple crossroads with Brenley Lane and Homestall Lane. By 1925, Homestall Lane had been upgraded to the B2158, and by 1929 it had been upgraded further to the A299.
The completion of the Thanet Way in 1934 caused the A299 to be diverted eastwards onto the new road, ending on the A2 slightly to the east of the original crossroads.
In 1963, the road layout was drastically changed following the construction of the M2 in the area. The A299 became a continuation of the M2 mainline, while the A2, Brenley Lane and Homestall Lane met at a roundabout on top. Originally, the A299 remained S2 so the M2 carriageways were narrowed after passing underneath the junction.
Since then the junction has remained the same, aside from reconfiguring the eastbound layout of the M2 in the 1990s to include a dedicated lane drop to the roundabout. The A299 has also now become a D2 dual carriageway to the ferry port at Ramsgate.
The junction has been fully lit from the start; in recent years this had failed due to cable faults but was finally replaced in 2019 by Highways England with LED lighting. The M2 and A299 slip roads have been signalised for several years and they were joined in 2020 by the A2 Eastern arm (the A2 Western arm remains un-signalised).
|Whitstable, Herne Bay, Margate, Ramsgate||Whitstable and Herne Bay only signed from the roundabout, not the M2 mainline|
|Canterbury, Channel Tunnel, Dover|
|Homestall 1/2, Graveney 2||via Homestall Lane|
|Brenley 1/2, Selling 3||via Brenley Lane|
|London||Provisional number for M2|
|Whitstable, Graveney||via Homestall Lane - original route of the A299|
|Homestall, Graveney||via Homestall Lane|