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Sandling Interchange

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Sandling Interchange
Location Map ( geo)
M20 Motorway, Slip Roads for Junctions 6 + 5, Heading West - Geograph - 1280077.jpg
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Location
Maidstone
County
Kent
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
unique three-level modified dumbbell
Roads Joined
M20, A229
Junctions related to the A229

Sandling Interchange is junction 6 of the M20.

Routes (whole junction)

Route To Notes

M20

London inner carriageways

M20

A20 Aylesford outer carriageways to junction 5

M20

Ashford, Channel Tunnel, Dover

A229

(M2), Chatham, Blue Bell Hill

A229

Maidstone
Sandling, Penenden Heath, Boxley, Bearstead Sandling Lane
Aylesford Village Forstal Road. 7.5 tonne weight limit in 1 1/2 miles

Cobtree Roundabout

The northern roundabout at the junction

Routes

Route To Notes

M20

Ashford, Channel Tunnel, Dover

A229

(M2), Chatham, Blue Bell Hill

A229

London (M20), Maidstone, Aylesford link between roundabouts

A229

Maidstone underpass

The Running Horse Roundabout

The southern roundabout at the junction, named after a nearby pub

Routes

Route To Notes

M20

London

A229

Ashford, Channel Tnl (M20), Dover (M2), Chatham, Blue Bell Hill link between roundabouts

A229

Maidstone

A229

(M2), Chatham flyover
Sandling, Penenden Heath, Boxley, Bearstead Sandling Lane
Aylesford Village Forstal Road. 7.5 tonne weight limit in 1 1/2 miles

History

Originally the junction was a parclo on the A20(M) with single carriageway, looped sliproads in the south-west and north-east corners, as is typical of an early motorway design.

It wasn't changed when the road became the M20, but eventually a new eastbound left-turn and a new roundabout at the end of the south-facing sliproads allowed for some minor changes. Further changes saw the northern roundabout added the A229 given an underpass beneath both of them, allowing the ancient eastbound offslip to close.

Original Junction Routes

Route To Notes

M20

London, Aylesford

M20

Ashford, Dover

A229

(M2), Chatham, Blue Bell Hill

A229

Maidstone

A20(M)

London, Aylesford

A20(M)

Ashford, Dover




Sandling Interchange
Related Pictures
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M20 Motorway, Slip Roads for Junctions 6 + 5, Heading West - Geograph - 1280077.jpg
Junctions on the M20
Swanley • West Kingsdown • 2 Wrotham Hill • 3 Addington • 4 Leybourne • 5 Aylesford • 6 Sandling • 7 Junction 7 • 8 Hollingbourne • 9 Junction 9 • 10 Lacton • 10A Sevington • 11 Stanford • 11A Beachborough • 12 Cheriton • 13 Castle Hill


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