Sutton Road junction with Willington Street

This scheme proposes widening the A274 Sutton Road around the Willington Street and Wallis Avenues junctions in Maidstone. The junction gets congested, which will get worse with further developments. The improvements are needed to improve journey times and reduce congestion at peak times. However the proposal will only provide modest improvements to the capacity of the junction.

Changes to the Sutton Road junction with Willington Street are being consulted on as part of the Keep Maidstone Moving schemes, designed to reduce congestion, travel times and pollution in Maidstone.

The proposals include:

  • travelling from Willington Street to Sutton Road, the lanes would divide in 2 further back
  • dedicated turning lanes into Wallis Avenue
  • new bus lay-bys
  • some trees and vegetation being removed.

Read the consultation document (PDF, 4.9 MB) to see the full details of the proposals including maps and plans, or come to one of our consultation events for more information.

Consultation events

We are holding 3 consultation events where you can drop in and talk to our team, and there will also be a presentation.

Date: Saturday 8 February
Time: Drop in from 10am to 1pm, presentation at 11am
Location: The Tudor Park Marriott Hotel, Ashford Road, Bearsted ME14 4NQ

Date: Wednesday 12 February
Time: Drop in from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, presentation at 7pm
Location: The Village Hotel, Castle View, Forstal Road, Maidstone ME14 3AQ

Date: Monday 17 February
Time: Drop in from 1pm to 7pm, presentation at 2pm and 6pm
Location: Sessions House, County Hall, County Road, Maidstone ME14 1XQ

Current timescales (dates are subject to change) are:

  • outline design - June 2017 to January 2019
  • detailed design - February 2019 to April 2020
  • procurement - October to December 2021
  • contract award - January/February 2022
  • project begins - Spring 2022
  • project completed - Spring 2023.

A public consultation is taking place between 29 January and 11 March 2020 to give you the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed scheme before the plans are finalised.

Take part in the Keep Maidstone Moving consultation.