A2 junctions upgrade won by Balfour Beatty

Highways England has awarded Balfour Beatty a £150m contract for improvement works to the A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet junctions near Dartford in Kent.

Subject to planning, Balfour Beatty’s work includes construction of a new slip road and widening existing roads. At the Bean junction, a new bridge will be constructed for southbound traffic, which will be to the east of the existing Bean Lane overbridge, and a new slip road will be built onto the A2 for eastbound traffic. Northbound traffic will use the existing overbridge.

At the Ebbsfleet junction, the road that links the two roundabouts will be widened to two lanes.

A public inquiry into the project was held in October 2019 and the planning inspector is currently preparing a report for the secretary of state of transport.

Highways England hopes to get construction started in the spring and completed in 2022/2023