|Location Map ( geo)|
|M20 view of Junction 10|
|Willesborough near Ashford|
|Modified Roundabout Interchange|
|M20, A20, A292, A2070|
|Junctions related to the A292|
The origins of the junction date from 1957, when the bypass opened as the A20. The other routes at this time were the A292 (the old A20 through Ashford) and the B2164 from Kennington, and it was constructed as a T-junction, before being upgraded to a flat roundabout around 1961.
Since then, the A2070 Willesborough Bypass, carrying trunk road traffic from Hastings and Romney Marsh, has also been plugged into the junction. Consequently, it is now considered to be overloaded - it contains full time traffic signals and was widened to three lanes around the roundabout in 2009. M20 J10A was therefore planned to connect the M20 to the A2070 further east of here, and opened in October 2019.
The J10A works also involved the permanent closure and removal of the coast facing sliproads causing this to become a restricted access junction and leaving only one physical slip directly feeding onto the roundabout itself. The new J10A is a full access junction - for Coastbound onslip or Londonbound offslip access is now provided at the new interchange (accessed via A20 or A2070 spur).
|London, Maidstone||Access to London-bound slip via A292|
|Channel Tunnel, Folkestone, Dover||No access/exit from junction
(Access via J10A)
|Hastings, South Ashford, Sevington, International Station, Business Parks, Services (lorries only)|
|Sellinge, Superstore, Mersham, Smeeth, Pilgrims Hospice|
|Canterbury (A28), Kennington, William Harvey Hospital, Willesborough Ind Estates, Julie Rose Stadium|
- Kent Online: M20 Junction 10 construction captured in series of retro Ashford photos (15.12.2019) (archive.org)