Cripple Street and Boughton Lane

The Cripple Street and Boughton Lane improvements were considered as part of the A229 Loose Road Corridor Scheme. The scheme includes the following key junctions along the A229 into Maidstone:

Changes to the Loose Road corridor were consulted on as part of the Keep Maidstone Moving schemes, designed to reduce congestion, travel times and pollution in Maidstone.

This scheme is not proceeding as land needed to make the improvement is not available. An alternative reduced scheme was considered but did not provide any capacity benefits.

The scheme objectives were to:

  • reduce travel time along A229 corridor
  • improve the reliability of journey times
  • stop the deterioration of and improve air quality
  • enable planned housing and employment growth
  • reduce the use of unsuitable routes as rat-runs (cut-throughs).

Funded by

The government Growth Deal provides money to the South East Local Enterprise Partnership, funding projects which drive Kent’s economic and business growth.