M20

M20

Mid Kent Motorway
London
to
Folkestone

The main road from London to the Channel Ports, and one of the principal radial routes from the capital, the M20 is not just the road to Kent but also the road to Europe.

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M20 J3-5 Smart Motorway 6 March 2018

Upgrade of the M20 between junction 3 (M26) and junction 5 (the A20 west of Maidstone) to Smart Motorway standard. This section of the M20 has three lanes in each direction and is particularly busy, running between the M26 and Maidstone. West of this section, traffic disperses between the M20 and M26; east of this section the motorway was widened in the 1990s and already operates with variable speed limits.

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M20 Junction 10A 8 January 2016

Provision of a new junction 10A on the M20, and associated A2070 link road, to provide improved access to South Ashford.

The new junction will essentially form a single junction complex incorporating the existing junction 10, with two interlinked roundabout interchanges.

The new link road will be dualled and will meet the existing A2070 at a signalized T-junction.

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Operation Stack 30 August 2015

If there's trouble crossing the Channel, you'll see the lorries queuing on the M20. What is Operation Stack? Why does it cause so much trouble? And why, more than twenty years after it started, are we still using it?

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M20 Junction 9 and Drovers Improvement 21 May 2012

Work to widen each of the existing sliproads to the M20 at junction 9 from one to two lanes, and to widen the roundabout from two to three lanes.

The scheme includes the widening of the nearby Drovers Roundabout (junction with the A20 and A28), and the installation of a new Park and Ride site for Ashford.

The scheme will also remove an existing foot and cycle path that requires pedestrians to cross the eastbound entry sliproad to the M20 immediately before the start-of-restrictions sign. Foot and cycle traffic will now cross on a parallel footbridge.

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