M20 Junction 10A new junction
About the scheme
Highways England will start work to build a new junction on the M20 (Junction 10A) 700 metres south east of Junction 10 in January 2018.
The new junction will include a roundabout over the motorway, new slip roads and a new link road to the A2070 Bad Munstereifel Road, with traffic signals on parts of the junction and two 3 lane bridges. The east-facing slip roads at the existing junction 10 will be removed.
The A20 Hythe Road will be incorporated into the new junction so that the traffic in both directions would travel via the new roundabout.
Highways England will construct a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the M20 from Kingsford Street to the A20, demolishing the existing Highfield Lane Bridge. The Church Road footbridge will be replaced with a new bridge for cyclists and pedestrians.
The works are due to be completed in May 2020.
This scheme is anticipated to cost £104.4million, with £19.7million Local Growth Fund money provided by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership, and administered by Kent County Council, £16million match funding and £68.7million Highways England funding.
The government Growth Deal provides money to the South East Local Enterprise Partnership, funding projects which drive Kent’s economic and business growth.
The approval to progress the M20 Junction 10A new junction was taken by Kent County Council on 22 July 2014.
The decision by the SELEP Accountability Board to grant Local Growth Funding for the M20 Junction 10A new junction was made on the 24 February 2017 (development phase) and 15 December 2017 (final approval for construction phase).