Updated: Aug 18, 2021
Client: Highways England
Contractor: Balfour Beatty
Location: A2 Bean Interchange
Dates: Phase 1: April 2020 – June 2021, Phase 2: July 2021 - ongoing
The Bean and Ebbsfleet junctions are on the busy A2 trunk road separated by approximately 1.2 miles (2 kilometres). The Bean junction connects the Bluewater shopping centre and the B255 to the A2. The Ebbsfleet junction connects the A2 with the B259 Southfleet Road.
Highways England planned to improve both junctions as below:
Bean junction: retain the existing layout with the current roundabouts enlarged and controlled by traffic lights. There will be a new bridge over the A2 for southbound traffic (situated to the east of the existing Bean Lane overbridge, which will be retained for northbound traffic) and a new slip road on to the A2 for eastbound traffic.
Ebbsfleet junction: the proposals will broadly follow the existing road layout with enlarged roundabouts controlled by traffic lights. The road between the roundabouts will be widened to a dual carriageway. The slip roads from the A2 will be retained and the slip roads to the A2 widened.
Highway Care’s team worked on the A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet Junction Improvement scheme.
4,000 metres of BG800 N2W2 and six crash cushions were installed to protect road workers against vehicle incursions during the central reservation scheme, which started in April 2020.
Phase 2: Ebbsfleet Interchange