M20 Junction 10A

M20 Junction 10A

The M20 is an international route used by large volumes of heavy goods and holiday traffic. Long distance traffic from the M20, A20 and A2070 (south of Ashford) conflicts with local traffic from Hythe Road and Kennington Road.

Taylor Woodrow has constructed a new junction to improve the M20, 700 metres south east of junction 10. Junction 10A includes a roundabout over the motorway, new slip roads and a new link road to the A2070, with traffic signals on parts of the junction and two 3-lane bridges. The A20 Hythe Road is also incorporated in the new junction so that the traffic in both directions travels via the new roundabout.

East facing slip roads at the existing junction 10 have also been removed, and a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the M20 from Kingsford Street to the A20 has been constructed. 

The team reached a major milestone in December 2019 when all slip roads of the new junction were opened to traffic enabling the scheme to start delivering its benefits of providing additional capacity and reducing congestion; both for local journeys and inter-continental traffic travelling to and from Dover.

The new junction has now been taken over by Highways England and the local authority Kent County Council.

During construction, an average of 205 jobs per year have been created (with 60% locally supplied), and the new junction will enable economic development to support a further 4,500 permanent jobs for the wider Kent economy over 30 years.