A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet statutory consultation

Closes 4 Apr 2018

Opened 21 Feb 2018


Rescheduled - the Public Information Event at Bluewater Shopping Centre on Saturday 3 March has been rescheduled.

Due to adverse weather conditions affecting many parts of the UK, tomorrow's public information exhibition about the A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet junction improvements scheme at Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent has been rescheduled. The event will now take place on Saturday 24 March.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused but Highways England’s priority is the safety of road users and our staff.  We want to thank Bluewater for being able to reschedule the event and look forward to meeting everyone on the 24 March.


We are consulting on our proposals to improve the A2 junctions at Bean and Ebbsfleet.

This follows on from our previous consultation in March 2017 and the preferred route announcement in August 2017 - please visit the previous consultation page for more details.

Since then we have developed the scheme proposals and we would like your feedback about the scheme in general, and specifically about slip roads, gantries, and pedestrian and cycling routes.

The need for the scheme

A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet junctions are on the A2 in north Kent, roughly 1.2 miles apart. Without improvements to these junctions, significant future traffic congestion will have an adverse impact on the A2 and will constrain economic development and housing growth in the area.

Traffic modelling shows that both junctions need improving. If this does not occur the road network will become more highly congested causing considerable delays and associated environmental issues. Without the scheme the following congestion is predicted:

  • Bean junction (including A296): traffic is forecast to increase by 50-60% during weekday and weekend peak periods by 2037 compared with 2014 traffic levels.
  • Ebbsfleet junction: traffic is forecast to increase by 170 – 200% during weekday peak periods by 2037 compared with 2014 traffic levels.

How to get involved

You can use the online questionnaire below to give us your feedback. You can also get involved by visiting a public information event, or accessing the materials at an inspection point or deposit location as shown below.

Public information events:

Date Time Venue Address
Wednesday 21 February 2018 2pm to 6pm Heritage Community Hall Craylands Lane, Swanscombe, DA10 0LP
Saturday 24 February 2018 10am to 3pm Bean Youth and Community Centre High Street, Bean, DA2 8AS
Saturday 10 March 2018 10am to 3pm Eastgate Springhead Parkway, Northfleet, Gravesend, DA11 8AD
Thursday 15 March 2018 7am to 9am and 3pm to 7pm Ebbsfleet International Station Dartford, DA10 1EB
Saturday 17 March 2018 10am to 2pm Stone Pavilion Hayes Road, Stone, DA9 9DS
Saturday 24 March 2018 9am to 9pm Bluewater Shopping Centre Dartford, DA9 9ST

Inspection locations:

Location Address
Dartford Borough Council Civic Centre, Home Gardens, Dartford, DA1 1DR
Swanscombe and Greenhithe Town Council The Grove, Swanscombe, DA10 0GA


Deposit points:

Public consultation brochures and survey questionnaires will also be available from the below locations:

Location Address
Bean Youth and Community Centre High Street, Bean, DA2 8AS
Greenhithe Library London Road, Greenhithe, DA9 9EJ
Fleetdown Library Swaledale Road, Dartford, DA2 6JZ
Longfield Library 49 Main Road, Longfield, DA3 7QT
Swan Valley Library Swanscombe Library Discovery Centre, Southfleet Road, Swanscombe, DA10 OBZ
Temple Hill Community Centre Temple Hill Square, Dartford, DA1 5HY
Coldharbour Road Library 3 Coldharbour Road, Northfleet, DA11 8AE
Hive House Library Hive House, Northfleet, DA11 9DE
Gravesend Library Windmill Street, Gravesend, DA12 IBE
Gravesham Borough Council Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, DA12 1AU
Maidstone County Hall County Hall, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ
Stone Pavilion Hayes Road, Greenhithe, DA9 9DS


Please read through the consultation brochure and other materials below and then give us your feedback using the online questionnaire.

View a map of the proposed Bean junction.

View a map of the proposed Ebbsfleet junction.

Give Us Your Views


  • All members of the public


  • Roads