M2 junction 5 improvements

Closed 17 Oct 2017

Opened 6 Sep 2017

Results updated 10 Jan 2020

We consulted on proposals to improve the M2 Junction 5 between September and October 2017. Since then we have been carefully considering all the feedback we received. In the documents below you can find out more details about the responses that we received, and our preferred route announcement.



We are consulting on a proposal to provide additional capacity at the M2 Junction 5/A249 Stockbury Roundabout, including improvements to slip roads and junction approaches.

We are at an early stage in developing our proposal and your views will help us decide how to progress with it. We look forward to hearing from you.

This consultation runs for 6 weeks, from Wednesday 6 September to Tuesday 17 October 2017.

You can join us at one of our public events where you can speak to one of our team:

Date Time Location Address
Wednesday 6 September 4pm to 8pm Holiday Inn (otherwise
known as Coniston
70 London Road,
Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1NT
Monday 11 September 2pm to 8pm Stockbury Memorial
Hall (Cricket Club)
The Street, Stockbury, Kent,
Saturday 16 September 10am to 2pm Forum Shopping Centre High Street, Sittingbourne,
Kent, ME10 3DL
Wednesday 20 September 2pm to 8pm Sheppey Gateway 38 - 42 High Street, Sheerness,
Kent, ME12 1NL
Saturday 23 September 9am to 5pm The Mall Maidstone Pads Hill, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6AT

You can also find copies of the brochure and the questionnaire at the following locations throughout the consultation period, during their normal hours of opening:

Location Address
Allington Library Castle Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0PR
Bearsted Library The Green, Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 4DN
Boughton-under-Blean Library Village Hall, Bull Lane, Boughton-Under-Blean, Faversham,
Kent, ME13 9AH
Faversham Library Newton Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8DY
Madginford Library Egremont Road, Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 8LH
Maidstone Library Kent History And Library Centre, James Whatman Way,
Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LQ
Minster in Sheppey Library Minster-in-Sheppey Library, Worcester Close, Minster-On-Sea,
Sheerness, Kent, ME12 3NP
WM Morrison Supermarkets plc WM Morrison Supermarkets plc, Distribution Centre, Fleet End,
Kemsley, Sittingbourne, ME10 2FD
Queenborough Library Railway Terrace, Queenborough, Kent, ME11 5AY
Sheerness Library Sheppey Gateway, 38 - 42, High Street, Sheerness, Kent, ME12
Shepway Library 17, Northumberland Court, Northumberland Road, Maidstone,
Kent, ME15 7LW
Sittingbourne Library Central Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4AH
Teynham Library 131 London Road, Teynham, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 9QJ

About the M2 junction 5

The M2 is an important motorway linking Rochester to Faversham, and a key route to the Port of Dover. The M2 Junction 5/A249 Stockbury Roundabout is the main access point for people travelling northeast to Sittingbourne, the Isle of Sheppey and the Port of Sheerness and southwest to Maidstone and surrounding villages.

M2 Junction 5 Visualisation



The need for the scheme

The junction experiences high levels of congestion on the A249 southbound (towards Maidstone), northbound (towards Sittingbourne) and the approaches to the junction and on the exit slip road from the M2 westbound (towards Stockbury Roundabout).

The congestion is expected to get worse in the future due to development and population growth.

This is your opportunity to discuss and help shape our proposals at an early stage. Your feedback together with ongoing technical analysis will help inform which option is the most suitable to take forward and a preferred route for the scheme.

Please read the consultation brochure and give us your views using the link below. Alternatively, you can download a copy of the questionnaire using the links below.


  • All members of the public


  • Roads