Types of roads

We are responsible for looking after all public roads in Kent except motorways and trunk roads.

If there is a problem on a road we look after, report the problem to us.

National Highways is responsible for all motorways and trunk roads across the country.

Motorways and trunk roads

National Highways maintains all motorways and trunk roads in Kent.

Motorways are major roads used for long distance travel. They are generally 2 or more lanes in each direction with a maximum speed limit of 70mph.

Trunk roads are major roads between towns (such as A2, A20) and are an alternative to motorways. They often connect 2 or more cities, ports, or airports. These are routes are for long-distance and freight traffic and are similar to motorways.

Map of roads managed by National Highways

Motorways maintained by National Highways in Kent

  • M20
  • M2
  • M26
  • M25
  • A21 - all
  • A2 - London to M2 Junction 1 (Cobham)
  • A2 - M2 Junction 7 (Faversham) to Dover
  • A282 - M25 Junction 2 to Junction 1 (A206)
  • A292 - M20 Junction 10 to M20 London Bound On-Slip
  • A2070 - M20 Junction 10 to A259 (Brenzett)
  • A259 - A2070 (Brenzett) to East Sussex
  • A20 - M25 Junction 3 (Swanley) to London
  • A20 - M20 Junction 13 (Folkestone) to Dover
  • A249 - M2 J5 at Stockbury to Sheerness.

Litter on roads

We are not responsible for collecting litter on roads throughout Kent. To report litter or flytipping on a:

Report a problem

Report a problem on a motorway or an A road to National Highways.

You can either email: info@nationalhighways.co.uk or call 0300 123 5000.

If there is a problem with a Kent Highways owned road, you can report it online.