|M20 Junction 7|
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Westbound Slip road|
Junction 7 of the M20 was first built in 1961 as part of the A20(M) Maidstone Bypass. The junction became part of the M20 in 1971 when the Maidstone Bypass was renumbered from A20(M). The junction was a simple affair, a parclo with the A249. As the M20 was being extended towards Folkestone, the Maidstone section wasn't able to cope with all the traffic.
In the mid 1990's, the junction was heavily rebuilt into a roundabout junction. The A249 was moved to a new alinement and the old junction abandoned. Partly. The Coastbound slips were fully abandoned however the Londonbound slips were reused to become Maidstone's Park and Ride (this in turn had been closed by 2016). Thus the modern junction was complete.
|Ashford, Channel Tunnel, Dover|
|Sittingbourne, Sheerness, Canterbury, Ramsgate|
|Maidstone, Bearsted, Park and Ride|