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Improvements to a busy junction with a hefty price ticket is about to ease congestion on a busy UK motorway.

The M2’s Junction 5 has been topic to a number of enhancements in recent times – with the newest centered on Stockbury roundabout.

Commuters have been advised to anticipate delays this 12 months because the mission to enhance the junction enters its final 12 months of improvement.

There are plenty of closures on the A249 between Sittingbourne and Maidstone for the subsequent two months as a part of the £100million revamp of the roundabout.

In the subsequent 5 weeks, the southbound carriageway from close to Church Hill in direction of Maidstone will probably be closed.

Drainage, barrier work and development to take away the prevailing street will all happen from February 23 to March 30, National Highways stated.

Two lanes will probably be saved open heading in direction of the roundabout from Maidstone as a way to hold disruption to a minimal.

An picture launched by National Highways reveals how the brand new flyover is anticipated to look as soon as the work is accomplished, making journey alongside the street a lot easier.

Project supervisor Daniel Rollinson stated: “We have engaged with local businesses in the area and members of the public who live nearby to make sure all steps have been taken to minimise disruption where possible.

“While we recognize these closures could also be irritating, drivers will profit from improved security and journey instances after we are completed.”

The M2 junction 5 London-bound exit slip will even be closed, with site visitors diverted to Junction 4 at Gillingham.

The work is going down in phases throughout the 5 weeks, with a number of diversions in place. There will even be closures on the other A249 carriageway, which is able to occur at weekends or in a single day to minimise disruption.

The disruption is about to carry at 5am on March 30, National Highways stated.

Work initially started on the mission in 2021, and is because of end in 2025. It is estimated to value a complete of between £50-100million.

Last summer season noticed a 450tonne “mega crane” used throughout the work to carry two 56t edge beams and 16 inside beams, every weighing 20t into place, to type the basisof the brand new flyover.

•The northbound (in direction of Sheppey) A249 on to the Stockbury flyover.

•The South Green hyperlink street that may join South Green Lane and Oad Street to the Stockbury Roundabout.

•The M2 London-bound exit slip.