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Junction 9 and Drovers

Junction 9As the town grows our road network needs to be able to cope with the increased traffic levels that a bigger population will bring.

Improvements to Junction 9 and Drovers Roundabout will make it easier to travel across town by car, foot or bike and help support future growth of the town in areas such as Eureka Park and Repton Park.


M20 FootbridgeChanges include introducing traffic signals, widening approach roads and building a landmark footbridge over the M20.

By doing the improvements needed for the next 20 years in one go we are taking a coordinated, strategic approach rather than changes in stages as and when development occurs.

This means reduced construction costs and less disruption for residents in the long term.

Kent County Council awarded the contract to BAM Nuttall in May and work began in June 2010.

Representatives from Ashford’s Future, Kent County Council, Ashford Borough Council, BAM Nuttall, SEEDA and the Homes and Communities Agency were among the special guests invited to an event held in July to celebrate the start of works.

Work on widening the junctions and approach roads are on track to be completed by the end of March next year while installation of the footbridge across the M20 motorway is likely to take place in May.

For more information download:

The Junction 9 and Drovers Roundabout leaflet  - 1.04 MB PDF

Or the latest project update - 2.23 MB PDF

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