Graham £92m wins contract to upgrade Junction 5 of the M2 motorway in Kent, UK

WCN Editorial Team 20 Jul 2021 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

UK-based construction firm Graham has secured a contract worth £92m from Highways England to upgrade Junction 5 of the M2 motorway in Kent, the UK.

The latest move follows UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps’ approval for the proposed improvements at the M2 junction 5 Stockbury Interchange.

The scope of work under the contract involves major improvements to the slip roads as well as the junction approaches around the M2 junction near Sittingbourne in Kent.

It also includes expansion of the Stockbury Roundabout on the A249 that passes under the M2 motorway as well as replacement of the existing roundabout with a new flyover interchange to improve traffic flow on the A249.

Construction of two new dedicated free-flowing slip roads with a left turn from the A249 southbound to the M2 westbound as well as a left turn from the A249 northbound to the M2 eastbound is also included in the project.

The project is expected to improve journey times for thousands of drivers in the region.

The construction firm planned to start construction works of the project in this autumn.

Graham Civil Engineering highways director Dave Brown said: “The M2 is one of the busiest roads in Kent and experiences queuing and heavy congestion on a daily basis.

“It also currently has one of the highest collision rates of England’s motorway and major A roads nationally.

“Our work at Junction 5 will help create a much safer, better connected and more free-flowing motorway. Preparation works are already underway and we're excited to begin construction work later this year.”

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Graham £92m wins contract to upgrade Junction 5 of the M2 motorway in Kent, UK. Credit: GRAHAM Group.

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