I’ve told Kent County Council that local residents need to be listened to as improvement works to the Blue Bell Hill junction are considered.
KCC have come up with three proposals for how the junction could be improved, with a view to putting a proposal and bid for funding to the Department for Transport later this year.
The junction between the M2 and A229 is a well-known traffic blackspot, which is why I’ve been campaigning for it to be improved.
The junction is strategically important as it helps link the M2 with the M20 and is a crucial part of the road network between the Channel ports and the rest of the country. But it’s also used by local residents in Walderslade and Lordswood and parts of Maidstone.
In my response to the consultation on the proposals, I’ve called for any improvement scheme to make life better for the hundreds of local motorists who use this junction every day to get to work or take the kids to school.
With the Lower Thames Crossing in the pipeline, the volume of traffic at this traffic is only going to increase. I’ve called for any improvement scheme to be designed to cope with future increases in traffic.
This is a unique opportunity to improve this junction, so we need to get it right.