|Location Map ( geo)|
|Junctions related to the A249|
The Ridgeway, also called the Stockbury Roundabout forms Junction 5 of the M2. A fairly low standard junction, there are a pair of folded sliproads from the M2 running down to the a roundabout on the A249. It A249 is built into a valley so the viaduct here can be seen for miles around. It because of this valley that makes this junction a tricky one; the slips roads are tight and getting onto the M2 means going uphill.
In 2016 it was announced that junction improvements with a budget of £50-£100m would be looked into in order to increase the capacity of the junction to support local growth projects.
A consultation took place in September and October 2017, which presented Option 12, an at grade solution as giving the highest cost/benefit ratio. However, this option was universally unpopular and in May 2018 Highways England announced their preferred route (4H1) which incorporates a flyover for the A249 above a roundabout providing access to the M2 via the existing sliproads.
Draft orders were published in June 2019, and construction is expected to start in Spring 2020.
|Canterbury, Ramsgate, Dover|
|Maidstone, Channel Tunnel (M20), The West (M20, M25)|
|Danaway, Chestnut Street||Maidstone Road|
|London||Provisional number for M2|
|Dover, Ramsgate, Canterbury||Provisional number for M2|
- The A249 Trunk Road (Stockbury Roundabout Improvements) Order 2021 - This Order designates the section of proposed new road to connect the amended A249 Trunk Road to the amended A249 County Road, as described in the Schedule, as a trunk road from the date this Order comes into force.