|Medway Towns Bypass|
|To:||Brenley Corner (TR040599)|
|Distance:||25.5 miles (41 km)|
|Meets:||A2, A228, A229, A249, A2, A299|
|Route outline (key)|
The M2 is a motorway in the north of Kent. It forms a bypass of the Medway Towns.
- 1 Route
- 2 Opening Dates
- 3 History
- 4 The 7 Junctions
- 5 Services
- 6 Traffic Data
- 7 Links
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 substantially rebuilt, the Bluebell interchange was upgraded while keeping the M2 and 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 roughly half way along the motorway. They are a traditional overbridge-style MSA.
|Link||2002 AADF||2006 AADF||2010 AADF||2014 AADF|
Motorway Services Online
This page was a candidate for Article of the Month August 2009