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The Ridgeway

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The Ridgeway
Location Map ( geo)
Junction 5, M2 motorway.jpg
M2 overbridge
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Location
Danaway, Kent
County
Kent
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Unique
Roads Joined
M2, A249
Junctions related to the A249

The Ridgeway, often called the Stockbury Roundabout on travel reports 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.


Improvements

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.

Routes

Route To Notes

M2

London

M2

Canterbury, Ramsgate, Dover

A249

Sittingbourne, Sheerness

A249

Maidstone, Channel Tunnel (M20), The West (M20, M25)
Danaway, Chestnut Street Maidstone Road

A2(M)

London Provisional number for M2

A2(M)

Dover, Ramsgate, Canterbury Provisional number for M2

Strip Maps



Links

Highways England




The Ridgeway
Related Pictures
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Junction 5, M2 motorway.jpgJunction 5 of M2 Motorway - Geograph - 1065666.jpgM2 Viaduct, Stockbury - Geograph - 639375.jpgM2 Viaduct, Stockbury - Geograph - 639378.jpgJunction 5 Slip Road - Coppermine - 2290.jpg
Junctions on the M2 and related routes
M2Park Pale • 2 Merrals Shaw • 3 Bluebell • 4 Gillingham • 5 The Ridgeway • 5A Junction 5A • 6 Perry Court • 7 Brenley Corner
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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