Proposal to upgrade the A2-A28 interchange at Wincheap to provide north facing sliproads, in order to improve access to the Wincheap and Chartham areas, as well as cutting congestion in western Canterbury. At present the junction only has south-facing sliproads.
The Londonbound on-slip to the A2 will be the first of two to be constructed, with clearing work starting in September. A former community centre will be demolished to make way for this along with new traffic signals.
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The scheme was given final approval by the council on 12 July 2010. Site clearance is expected to start in September, with the main construction phase scheduled to start in December. The new slip road is expected to open in June 2011.
Work has now commenced on site, with the clearing away of trees and the removal of the pavement in Thannington Road.
The junction layout on the A28 is now complete with work on the actual slip road due to start after the Christmas break.
Works on the A28 are now complete. The next progress will be in early spring, when the derelict building will be cleared and the sliproads themselves can be built.
During this last week, all the new signage has been erected with the relevant parts blanked out.
The new traffic signals on the A28 have all been installed but bagged over.
Finally contractors have moved back on site, and works on the main slip road are starting this week.
Works on the main slip road progressing well; earthworks 60-70% complete. Tie-in works started on A2 with reduced width lanes.
The first layer of tarmac is down. Lighting, signage, and armco barriers are in place, and erection of new high safety fencing for adjacent recreation ground is taking place. Local information is that end of August is likely opening date.
Last weekend the wearing course was down and road marking in progress. Cannot be long now before it opens.
Some final works are still necessary, but the sliproad is expected to open by 26th August.
The new sliproad opened today at 11am.
With thanks to Jonathan Baker and Tony Frost for information on this page.