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M20 J7

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M20 Junction 7
Location Map ( geo)
M20 Motorway, Junction 7 Slip Road For Maidstone, Heading West - Geograph - 1280075.jpg
Westbound Slip road
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Location
Detling
County
Kent
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Roundabout Interchange
Roads Joined
M20, A249
The A/* Revision of OS One Inch sheet 172 included an error on this junction showing the motorway passing above the junction
It was rapidly replaced with the A/*/ Revision which showed the junction correctly

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.

Routes

Route To Notes

M20

London

M20

Ashford, Channel Tunnel, Dover

A249

Sittingbourne, Sheerness, Canterbury, Ramsgate

A249

Maidstone, Bearsted, Park and Ride

A20(M)

London

A20(M)

Ashford, Dover

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M20 J7
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M20 J7.PNGM20 J7 1961.PNGM20 J7 1971.PNGM20 Motorway, Junction 7 Slip Road For Maidstone, Heading West - Geograph - 1280075.jpg
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A249M20 Junction 7 • Stockbury Roundabout • Key Street Junction • Bobbing Junction • Grovehurst Road Junction • Kingsferry Junction • Cowstead Roundabout • Neatscourt Roundabout • Queenborough Junction • Whiteway Roundabout
A289 / A278Park Pale • Gad's Hill • Four Elms Roundabout • Sans Pareil Roundabout • Upnor Roundabout • Chatham Maritime • Gillingham Gate • The Strand Roundabout • Grange Roundabout • Cornwallis Roundabout • Will Adams Roundabout • Bowater Roundabout • Gillingham
A299Brenley Corner • Clapham Hill • Eddington • St Nicholas at Wade • Monkton Roundabout • Minster Roundabout • Cliffsend Roundabout • Sevenscore Roundabout • Lord of the Manor


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