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Section 44.

SCHEDULE 12E+W+S+N.I. The A2 and M2 Improvement Works

Part IE+W+S+N.I. The Authorised Works

Description of worksE+W+S+N.I.

1The works which the Secretary of State is authorised by section 44 of this Act to construct are the following—E+W+S+N.I.

In the county of Kent—

In the borough of Gravesham, parishes of Cobham, Higham and Shorne—

Work No. 31—Improvement of the A2 between its junction with Halfpence Lane (C492) and its junction with the M2 at Junction 1, comprising—E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 31A—Improvement and realignment of the eastbound carriageway of the A2 commencing at a point 115 metres east of the bridge carrying Brewers Road over that road, passing eastwards and terminating at a point 100 metres west of the bridge carrying the westbound slip road of the A2 over the M2 at Junction 1;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 31B—Improvement and realignment of the westbound carriageway of the A2 commencing at a point 340 metres west of the said bridge carrying Brewers Road over that road, passing eastwards and terminating at a point 220 metres west of the bridge carrying the said westbound slip road over that road;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 32—Improvement of the junction of Halfpence Lane (C492) and Brewers Road with the A2 at Cobham Junction, comprising—E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 32A—A road, forming an entry slip road to the eastbound carriageway of the A2 (Work No. 31A), commencing by a junction with Brewers Road at a point 150 metres north-east of the north-eastern abutment of the bridge carrying that road over the A2, passing southwards and terminating by a junction with that carriageway at a point 410 metres east of that bridge;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 32B—A road, forming an exit slip road from the westbound carriageway of the A2 (Work No. 31B), commencing by a junction with the C492 at a point 150 metres south-west of the existing junction of Brewers Road with that road, passing northwards, then north-eastwards over the railway (Work No. 12) in tunnel, and terminating by a junction with that carriageway at a point 20 metres west of the said bridge over the A2, including a roundabout at the junction of the slip road with Brewers Road (Work No. 32C);E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 32C—A road, forming an entry slip road to the westbound carriageway of the A2 from the C492 commencing at a point 30 metres south-east of that carriageway, passing southwards over the railway (Work No. 12), passing eastwards through the roundabout (part of Work No. 32B) along Brewers Road and terminating at a point 160 metres west of the said roundabout, including a bridge over Work No. 12;E+W+S+N.I.

In the borough of Gravesham, parishes of Cobham, Higham and Shorne, and in the city of Rochester-upon-Medway, town of Rochester and parish of Cuxton—

Work No. 33—Improvement of the M2 between Junction 1 and Junction 2, comprising—E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 33A—Improvement and realignment of the M2 to form the eastbound carriageway of the motorway, commencing by a junction with Work No. 31A at its termination, passing south-eastwards under the A2 (Work No. 35A) at Junction 1 of the M2, over the existing subway by which footpath NS 183 passes under the M2, then over the road (Work No. 36E) and under Rochester Road (Work No. 36F) and the cycle track (Work No. 36G), over the London and Chatham Railway and terminating on the existing bridge carrying the M2 over that railway at a point 20 metres south-east of that railway, including a bridge over Work No. 36E;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 33B—A road, forming the westbound carriageway of the M2, commencing by a junction with Work No. 31B at its termination, passing south-eastwards under the A2 (Work No. 35A) at Junction 1 of the M2, over footpath NS 183, then over Work No. 36E and under Work No. 36F and Work No. 36G, over the London and Chatham railway and terminating at a point 180 metres south-east of that railway, including bridges over Work No. 36E and the said railway and extension of the subway for the footpath NS 183;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 34—Improvement of Junction 1 of the M2 comprising—E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 34A—A road, forming the exit slip road from the eastbound carriageway of the A2, commencing by a junction with that carriageway (Work No. 31A) at a point 210 metres west of the existing bridge carrying the footpath between Park Pale and the Rochester and Cobham Park Golf Course, passing eastwards and terminating in the A2 at a point 20 metres east of the junction of Crutches Lane with that road;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 34B—A road, forming the entry slip road to the eastbound carriageway of the M2, commencing at a point on the northern side of Old Watling Street 270 metres east of its junction with Bowesden Lane and terminating in the M2 (Work No. 33A) at a point 30 metres north-west of the bridge carrying the A2 (Work No. 35A) over the M2;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 34C—A road, forming the exit slip road from the westbound carriageway of the M2, commencing in the intended eastbound entry slip road to the Wainscott Northern Bypass at a point 435 metres east of the bridge carrying the said footpath between Park Pale and the Rochester and Cobham Park Golf Course over the M2 and terminating in the M2 (Work No.33B) at a point 190 metres from that commencement;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 35—Roads between the junction of the A2 and Halfpence Lane (C492) and Junction 1 of the M2, comprising—E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 35A—Diversion of the A2 at Junction 1 commencing in the westbound carriageway of the A2 (Work No. 31B) at a point 660 metres east of the existing bridge carrying Brewers Road over the A2, passing eastwards on the southern side of the A2, then north-eastwards over the M2 (Works Nos. 33A and 33B) on the northern side of the existing bridge carrying the westbound slip road from the A2 over the M2, continuing eastwards and terminating in the westbound carriageway of the A2 at a point 20 metres east of the junction of Crutches Lane with that road, including bridges over Works Nos. 33A and 33B;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 35B—A road, forming a diversion of the access road to the Colewood Reservoirs of Southern Water Services Limited, commencing by a junction with the new road (Work No. 35A) at a point 230 metres west of the junction of the existing access road with the A2, passing southwards then eastwards and terminating by a junction with the existing access on the northern side of those reservoirs;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 36—Improvement of Junction 2 of the M2, comprising—E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 36A—A road, forming the exit slip road from the eastbound carriageway of the M2 (Work No. 33A) at Junction 2, commencing by a junction with that carriageway at a point 550 metres north-west of the existing subway by which the footpath RS 203 passes under the M2, passing south-eastwards and terminating at the eastern junction roundabout (part of Work No. 36E);E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 36B—A road, forming the entry slip road to the eastbound carriageway of the M2 (Work No. 33A) at Junction 2, commencing at the said eastern junction roundabout (part of Work No. 36E), passing southwards under Rochester Road (Work No. 36F) and the cycle track (Work No. 36G), over the London and Chatham Railway and terminating by a junction with Work No. 33A at its termination;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 36C—A road, forming the entry slip road on to the westbound carriageway of the M2 (Work No. 33B) at Junction 2, commencing by a junction with that carriageway at a point 590 metres north-west of the southern end of the said existing subway, passing south-eastwards under the railway (Work No. 13) and terminating at the western junction roundabout (part of Work No. 36E);E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 36D—A road, forming the exit slip road from the westbound carriageway of the M2 (Work No. 33B) at Junction 2, commencing at the western junction roundabout (part of Work No. 36E), passing south-eastwards under the railway (Work No. 13), under Rochester Road (Work No. 36F) and the cycle track (Work No. 36G) and over the London and Chatham Railway and terminating by a junction with the westbound carriageway (Work No. 37B) at a point 160 metres south-east of that railway, including a bridge over the London and Chatham Railway;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 36E—A road, forming dual carriageways, commencing by junctions with Work No. 36A at its termination and Work No. 36B at its commencement at the eastern junction roundabout, the centre of which is at a point 180 metres south of the junction of Bootham Close with Rushdean Road, passing south-westwards under the M2 (Works Nos. 33A and 33B) and the railway (Work No. 13) to junctions with Work No. 36C at its termination and Work No. 36D at its commencement at the western junction roundabout, the centre of which is at a point 355 metres south-west of the junction of Bootham Close with Rushdean Road, then passing southwards and terminating by a junction with the A228 (Rochester Road) (Work No.38F) at a roundabout, the centre of which is at a point 190 metres north-east of the northern end of the existing bridge carrying the A228 over the London and Chatham Railway, including those roundabouts;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 36F—A road, being a diversion of the A228, commencing in that road at the northern end of the said bridge carrying that road over the London and Chatham Railway, passing north-eastwards over the cycle track (Work No. 36H) to the roundabout (part of Work No. 36E), then north-eastwards over the railway (Work No. 13) and the M2 (Works Nos. 36B, 33A, 33B and 36D), over the cycle track (Work No. 36J) and terminating in the A228 at a point 30 metres south-west of the junction of Roman Way with that road, including bridges over Works Nos. 13, 33A, 33B, 36B, 36D 36H and 36J;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 36G—A cycle track on the southern side of the A228 (Work No. 36F) commencing by a junction with that work at a point 45 metres north-east of its commencement, passing north-eastwards on the eastern side of Work No. 36F to a junction with the cycle track (Work No. 36H), then over Work No. 13, the M2 and Work No. 36J and terminating by a junction with the A228 at a point 370 metres south-west of the termination of Work No. 36F;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 36H—A cycle track commencing by a junction with the A228 (Work No. 36F) at a point 60 metres north-east of its commencement, passing northwards then eastwards and south-eastwards under the A228 and terminating by a junction with Work No. 36G at a point 90 metres north-east of the commencement of that work;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 36J—A cycle track commencing by a junction with the A228 (Work No. 36F) at a point 370 metres south-west of its termination, passing westwards then southwards under the A228 and terminating by a junction with the cycle track (Work No. 36K) at a point 180 metres north-east of the termination of that work;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 36K—Realignment and improvement of the cycle track between the A228 and the bridge carrying the M2 over the River Medway, commencing by a junction with the cycle track (Work No. 36G) at a point 45 metres south-west of its termination, passing southwards to a junction with the cycle track (Work No. 36J), then south-westwards and south-eastwards and terminating by a junction with the existing cycle track at a point 5 metres south-east of the western abutment of the bridge carrying the M2 over the London and Chatham Railway;E+W+S+N.I.

In the city of Rochester-upon-Medway, town of Rochester and parish of Cuxton, and in the borough of Tonbridge and Malling, parishes of Wouldham and Aylesford—

Work No. 37—Improvement of the M2 between Junctions 2 and 3, comprising—E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 37A—Improvement and realignment of the M2 to form the eastbound carriageway of the motorway, commencing by a junction with Work No. 33A at its termination, passing south-eastwards on the existing viaduct over the Strood and Maidstone Railway and the River Medway, then over Wouldham Road (Work No. 38B) and under Work No. 38F, then continuing south-eastwards to Junction 3 (Work No. 39), under the A229 (Work No. 40A) east of Buckmore Park, the new roundabout (Work No. 39E) and Robin Hood Lane (Work No. 41C) and over footpath MR 440 and terminating at a point 145 metres south-west of the junction of Woodbury Road with Walderslade Woods, including a bridge over Work No. 38B;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 37B—A road, forming the westbound carriageway of the M2, commencing by a junction with Work No. 33B at its termination, passing south-eastwards on viaduct over the Strood and Maidstone Railway and the River Medway, then over Work No. 38B and under Work No. 38F, then continuing south-eastwards to Junction 3 (Work No. 39), under Works Nos. 40A, 39E and 41C and over footpath MR 440 and terminating at a point 205 metres south of the junction of Woodbury Road with Walderslade Woods, including the said viaduct and a bridge over Work No. 38B and extension of the underpass for the said footpath;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 38—Roads between Junctions 2 and 3 of the M2, comprising—E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 38A—A road, for construction purposes, commencing at a point 300 metres north-west of the western abutment of the bridge carrying the M2 over Wouldham Road (Work No. 38B), passing south-eastwards on the northern side of Work No. 37A and terminating by a junction with Work No. 38B at a point 30 metres north-west of the M2 eastbound carriageway;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 38B—Realignment of Wouldham Road commencing in that road at a point 20 metres north-east of the northern side of the existing bridge carrying the M2 over that road, passing south-westwards under Works Nos. 37A and 37B and terminating in Wouldham Road at a point 35 metres north-east of the junction of Burham Road with that road;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 38C—A road, forming a diversion of Nashenden Farm Lane and the access to Waterworks Cottages, commencing by a junction with Wouldham Road (Work No. 38B) at a point 110 metres south-west of its commencement, passing south-eastwards on the southern side of the M2 to a junction with Nashenden Farm Lane at a point 65 metres north-east of the access to Nashenden Farm Cottages, continuing southwards and terminating at a point 20 metres south-east of the entrance to Waterworks Cottages;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 38D—A road, for construction purposes, forming a diversion of the access to Nashenden Farm and Borstal Court Farm, commencing in Burham Road (Work No. 13B) at a point 100 metres south-east of the commencement of that work, passing eastwards, then south-eastwards on the southern side of Work No. 38C and terminating by a junction with the new road (Work No. 38C) at a point 225 metres from the commencement of that work;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 38E—A road, forming a diversion of the access track from the Roman Burial grounds to Stony Lane, commencing at a point 30 metres north of the existing bridge carrying that track over the M2, passing south-eastwards and terminating by a junction with Stony Lane (Work No. 38F) at a point 325 metres from its commencement;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 38F—A road, forming a diversion of bridleway MR11 (Stony Lane) commencing in Maidstone Road at its junction with Stony Lane, passing south-westwards and north-westwards, then south-westwards over the M2 (Works Nos. 37A and 37B), then southwards and terminating by a junction with the new access road (Work No. 13C) at a point 340 metres north-west of the western end of the subway by which Stony Lane passes under the M2, including a bridge over Works Nos. 37A and 37B;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 39—Improvements of the M2 at Junction 3, comprising—E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 39A—Realignment of the exit slip road from the eastbound carriageway of the M2 (Work No. 37A), commencing by a junction with Work No. 37A at a point 185 metres south of the access from Rochester Road to the caravan site on the south side of Rochester Airport, passing south-eastwards under the A229 (Work No. 40A) and terminating at the north-eastern end of the roundabout (Work No. 39E);E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 39B—Realignment of the entry slip road to the eastbound carriageway of the M2 (Work No. 37A), commencing at the north-eastern end of the roundabout (Work No. 39E), passing southwards under Robin Hood Lane (Work No. 41C), over footpath MR 440 and terminating by a junction with Work No.37A at a point 145 metres south-west of the junction of Woodbury Road with Walderslade Woods;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 39C—A road, forming the entry slip road to the westbound carriageway of the M2 (Work No. 37B), commencing by a junction with Work No. 37B at a point 230 metres south of the access from Rochester Road to the said caravan site, passing south-eastwards under the A229 (Work No. 40A) and terminating at the south-western end of the roundabout (Work No. 39E);E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 39D—A road, forming the exit slip road from the westbound carriageway of the M2 (Work No. 37B), commencing at the south-western end of the roundabout (Work No. 39E), passing south-eastwards under Robin Hood Lane (Work No. 41C), over footpath MR 440 and terminating by a junction with Work No. 37B at a point 205 metres west of the junction of Woodbury Road with Walderslade Woods;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 39E—Improvement of the Taddington Wood Loop Junction, forming a new roundabout over the M2 (Works Nos. 37A and 37B) including two bridges over those works;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 39F—A road commencing at the north-eastern end of the roundabout (Work No. 39E), passing eastwards and terminating by a junction with Walderslade Woods (Work No. 39G) at the Walderslade Woods Roundabout, the centre of which is 160 metres south of the junction of Hurst Hill with Taddington Wood Lane, including the said Walderslade Woods Roundabout;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 39G—Realignment of Walderslade Woods, forming dual carriageways, commencing at a point 140 metres south-east of the junction of that road with Taddington Wood Lane, passing south-eastwards to the roundabout (part of Work No. 39F) then continuing south-eastwards and terminating in Walderslade Woods at a point 310 metres from that commencement;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 39H—A road, forming dual carriageways, commencing at the south-western end of the roundabout (Work No. 39E), passing westwards and north-westwards and terminating by a junction with the A229 at the roundabout (Work No. 40N);E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 39J—Realignment of Maidstone Road to form a junction with the new road (Work No. 39H) at Blue Bell Hill, commencing in that road at a point 40 metres north-west of its existing junction with Victoria Close, passing south-eastwards, then southwards to the junction with Work No. 39H, then continuing southwards and south-westwards and terminating in Maidstone Road at a point 120 metres north of its junction with Robin Hood Lane;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 40—Improvements of the A229 at Junction 3 of the M2, comprising—E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 40A—Improvement and realignment of the A229 (Maidstone Road), forming dual carriageways, commencing at a point 345 metres north of the existing Bridgewood Roundabout at the junction of that road with Walderslade Woods and Rochester Road, passing southwards over the new roundabout at that road junction (Work No. 40F), the M2 (Works Nos. 37A, 37B, 39A and 39C), then under the roundabout (Work No. 40N) and terminating at a point 10 metres north of the bridge carrying Common Road over the A229, including bridges over Works Nos. 40F, 37A, 37B, 39A and 39C;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 40B—A road, forming the southbound exit slip road from the A229 (Work No. 40A), commencing by a junction with that road at a point 280 metres north of the existing Bridgewood Roundabout, passing southwards and terminating at the eastern end of the roundabout (Work No. 40F);E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 40C—A road, forming the southbound entry slip road to the A229 (Work No. 40A), commencing at the eastern end of the roundabout (Work No. 40F), passing southwards and terminating by a junction with Work No. 40A at a point 145 metres south of the existing Bridgewood Roundabout;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 40D—A road, forming the northbound entry slip road to the A229 (Work No. 40A), commencing by a junction with that road at a point 280 metres north of the said existing Bridgewood Roundabout, passing southwards and terminating at the western end of the roundabout (Work No. 40F);E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 40E—A road, forming the northbound exit slip road from the A229 (Work No. 40A), commencing at the western end of the roundabout (Work No. 40F), passing southwards and terminating by a junction with Work No. 40A at a point 145 metres south of the existing Bridgewood Roundabout;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 40F—A roundabout (the Bridgewood Roundabout) at the junction of Walderslade Woods, Rochester Road and the A229;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 40G—Realignment of Rochester Road commencing in that road at a point 160 metres north-west of its junction with the A229 at the existing Bridgewood Roundabout, passing south-eastwards and terminating at the western end of the roundabout (Work No. 40F);E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 40H—Improvement and realignment of Walderslade Woods forming dual carriageways, commencing at the eastern end of the roundabout (Work No. 40F), passing eastwards and terminating in Walderslade Woods at a point 100 metres east of that commencement;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 40J—A road, forming the southbound exit slip road from the A229 (Work No. 40A), commencing by a junction with that road at a point 270 metres north of the intended Lord Lees Roundabout (Work No. 40N), passing southwards and terminating at the eastern end of that roundabout;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 40K—A road, forming the southbound entry slip road to the A229 (Work No. 40A), commencing at the eastern end of the intended Lord Lees Roundabout (Work No. 40N), passing southwards and terminating by a junction with Work No. 40A at a point 80 metres north-west of the bridge carrying Common Road over the A229;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 40L—A road, forming the northbound entry slip road to the A229 (Work No. 40A), commencing by a junction with that road at a point 300 metres north of the intended Lord Lees Roundabout (Work No. 40N), passing southwards and terminating at the western end of that roundabout;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 40M—A road, forming the northbound exit slip road from the A229 (Work No. 40A), commencing at the western end of the Roundabout (Work No. 40N), passing southwards and terminating by a junction with Work No. 40A at a point 70 metres north-east of the bridge carrying Common Road over the A229;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 40N—A roundabout (Lord Lees Roundabout) over the A229 (Work No. 40A) at Blue Bell Hill, including two bridges over Work No. 40A;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 40P—A road, forming an access road to the Buckmore Park Activity Centre and an access way for cycles and pedestrians at Shall Hook Wood, commencing in the existing access road at a point 250 metres north of the centre of the existing Lord Lees Roundabout, passing southwards and south-westwards on the western side of the slip road (Work No. 40L) and terminating at the western end of the roundabout (Work No. 40N);E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 40Q—A road, forming an access road to the premises known as Nil Desperandum, commencing by a junction with the access road (Work No. 40P) at a point 40 metres west of the termination of that work, passing north-eastwards and terminating in the curtilage of those premises;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 40R—An access way to land on the northern side of the Common Road Sports Ground, commencing by a junction with the access way (Work No. 40S) at a point 90 metres north of the termination of that work, passing southwards on the western side of that work and Work No. 40M and terminating in the existing access way at a point 30 metres north of the said land;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 40S—A road, forming an access way for cycles and pedestrians, commencing by a junction with the access road (Work No. 40P) at a point 30 metres from the termination of that work, passing southwards and south-eastwards and terminating by a junction with the slip road (Work No. 40M) at a point 250 metres from the termination of that work;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 41—Associated works connected with improvements at Junction 3 of the M2, comprising—E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 41A—A road, forming a southern extension of Hallsfield Road, commencing at a point 30 metres east of the western end of that road east of Maidstone Road, passing westwards, then southwards and terminating at a point 260 metres south of that commencement;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 41B—Realignment of Hallsfield Road commencing at a point 30 metres west of the junction of that road with Sadlers Close and terminating in Hallsfield Road at a point 95 metres north-west of that road junction;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 41C—Realignment of Robin Hood Lane commencing at a point 60 metres west of the existing junction of that road with the access road to the Medway Crematorium, passing eastwards over the M2 (Works Nos. 37A and 37B) and terminating at a point 180 metres east of that commencement, including a bridge over Works Nos. 37A, 37B, 39B and 39D;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 41D—Diversion of the said access road to the Medway Crematorium, commencing by a junction with Robin Hood Lane (Work No. 41C) at a point 15 metres west of its existing junction with that road and terminating in that access road at a point 80 metres south of that commencement;E+W+S+N.I.

In the borough of Tonbridge and Malling, parish of Aylesford, in the borough of Maidstone, parishes of Boxley and Bredhurst and in the borough of Gillingham, town of Gillingham—

Work No. 42—Improvement of the M2 between Junctions 3 and 4, comprising —E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 42A—Improvement and realignment of the M2, to form the eastbound carriageway of that motorway, commencing by a junction with Work No. 37A at its termination, passing under the footpath KH 32 (Work No. 45), over Harp Farm Road (Work No. 43A), and under Lidsing Road and Forge Lane (Works Nos. 43C and 43E) and under Maidstone Road, then passing to Junction 4 (Work No. 44) and terminating at a point 190 metres east of the easternmost bridge at that Junction carrying the A278 (Hoath Way) over the M2, including a bridge over Harp Farm Road;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 42B—A road forming the westbound carriageway of the M2, being in part a new road and in part improvement and realignment of the existing westbound carriageway, commencing by a junction with Work No. 37B at its termination, passing over Work No. 43A, under Works Nos. 43C, 43E and 45 and under Maidstone Road, then passing to Junction 4 (Work No. 44) and terminating at a point 190 metres east of the said bridge over the M2, including a bridge over Harp Farm Road;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 43—Roads between Junctions 3 and 4, comprising—E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 43A—Realignment of Harp Farm Road, commencing at a point 65 metres south of the centre of the roundabout at its junction with Walderslade Woods, passing southwards under the M2 (Works Nos. 42A and 42B) and terminating at a point 50 metres south-west of its existing junction with Yelsted Lane;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 43B—A road, forming a diversion of Yelsted Lane, commencing by a junction with Harp Farm Road (Work No. 43A) at a point 10 metres south of its existing junction with that road, passing eastwards on the southern side of the M2 (Work No. 42B) and terminating in Yelsted Lane at a point 345 metres east of that commencement;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 43C—Realignment of Lidsing Road commencing at a point 260 metres south of the southern end of the existing bridge carrying that road over the M2, passing northwards over the M2 (Works Nos. 42A and 42B) and terminating at a point 70 metres south of the junction of that road with Westfield Sole Road and Blind Lane, including a new bridge over Works Nos. 42A and 42B;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 43D—Realignment of an existing track between Blind Lane and Forge Lane on the northern side of the M2 (Work No. 42A), commencing at a point 370 metres north-east of the junction of that track with Blind Lane, passing north-eastwards on the northern side of the existing track then northwards and terminating by a junction with Forge Lane (Work No. 43E) at a point 260 metres south-east of its junction with Chapel Lane;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 43E—Realignment of Forge Lane commencing at its junction with Chapel Lane, passing south-eastwards over the M2 (Works Nos. 42A and 42B) and terminating at a point 40 metres south-east of the junction of Forge Lane with Blind Lane on the southern side of the motorway, including a bridge over the M2;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 44—Improvement of Junction 4 of the M2, comprising —E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 44A—Realignment of the exit slip road from the eastbound carriageway of the M2 (Work No. 42A), commencing by a junction with Work No. 42A at a point 390 metres north-east of the existing bridge carrying Forge Lane over the M2, passing under Maidstone Road and terminating at the northern end of the roundabout over the M2 at Junction 4;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 44B—Realignment of the entry slip road to the westbound carriageway of the M2 (Work No. 42B) commencing by a junction with Work No. 42B at a point 155 metres north-east of the said bridge carrying Forge Lane over the M2, passing under Maidstone Road and terminating at the southern end of the roundabout over the M2 at Junction 4.E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 45—Realignment of footpath KH 32, commencing at a point 12 metres south of the southern end of the footbridge carrying footpath KH 32A over Walderslade Wood, passing southwards over the M2 (Works Nos. 42A and 42B) on the eastern side of the existing bridge carrying that footpath over the M2 and terminating at a point 30 metres south of the southern end of that existing bridge, including a bridge over Works Nos. 42A and 42B;E+W+S+N.I.

Work No. 46—A cycle track commencing by a junction with the existing cycle track on the western side of the A229 (Maidstone Road) at a point 190 metres north of the centre of the Bridgewood Roundabout, passing westwards and terminating at a point on the eastern side of Rochester Road 200 metres west of the centre of that roundabout.E+W+S+N.I.

Interpretation of Part IE+W+S+N.I.

2In paragraph 1 above—E+W+S+N.I.

  • references to the M2 are to the special road so designated;

  • references to the A2 are to the trunk road so designated;

  • references to the A228 and the A229 are to the principal roads so designated;

  • Wainscott Northern Bypass” means the road scheme so named for a bypass between the A2 and the Medway Tunnel;

  • westbound” in any description of the direction of traffic signifies travel in the direction of London, whether or not London is the destination, and “eastbound” signifies travel in the opposite direction.

Part IIE+W+S+N.I. Interference with Highways and Means of Access

Stopping up of highwaysE+W+S+N.I.

3(1)Subject to the provisions of this paragraph, the Secretary of State may, in connection with the construction of the A2 and M2 improvement works, stop up—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)each of the highways or parts of highways specified, by reference to the letters and numbers shown on the deposited plans, in columns (1) and (2) of the following table, and

(b)any other bridleways or footpaths within the limits of deviation for the works authorised by this Part of this Act or within the limits of land to be acquired or used.

(2)No highway or part of a highway, other than one specified in columns (1) and (2) of Part II of the following table, shall be stopped up under this paragraph unless the Secretary of State is in possession of all lands abutting on it, except so far as the owners and occupiers of those lands may otherwise agree.

(3)No highway or part of a highway specified in columns (1) and (2) of Part II of the following table shall be stopped up under this paragraph until the Secretary of State is satisfied that the new highway specified in relation to it in column (3) of that Part of the table, by reference to the letters and numbers shown on the deposited plans or by reference to works authorised by this Part of this Act, has been completed and is open for public use.

(4)On a highway or part of a highway being stopped up under this paragraph, all rights of way over or along it shall be extinguished.

(5)The Secretary of State shall compensate any person who suffers loss by the extinguishment under this paragraph of a private right of way.

(6)Any dispute as to a person’s entitlement to compensation under sub-paragraph (5) above, or as to the amount of such compensation, shall be determined under and in accordance with Part I of the M1Land Compensation Act 1961.

The Table
Highways to be Stopped Up
Part I
Highways to be Stopped Up Without Provision of Substitute
(1)(2)
AreaHighway or part to be stopped up
COUNTY OF KENT
Borough of Gravesham, Parish of ShorneFootpath NS312 for a distance of 45 metres north-eastwards from its junction with Watling Street (A2)
Borough of Gravesham, Parish of CobhamOld Watling Street (B395) between points K1 and K2
City of Rochester upon Medway, Parish of CuxtonFootpath RS205 between points D1 and D2
Footpath RR27 between points D2 and D3
Borough of Tonbridge and Malling, Parish of AylesfordAccess road to go-kart racing track between points S1 and S2
Access road between points H1 and H2
Victoria Close between points B3 and B4
Footpath MR201 between points T1 and T3 and between points T3 and T4
Footpath MR14 for a distance of 120 metres westwards from its junction with Maidstone Road (A229)
Part II
Highways to be Stopped Up Only on Provision of Substitute
(1)(2)(3)
AreaHighway or part to be stopped upNew highway to be substituted for it
COUNTY OF KENT
Borough of Gravesham, Parish of CobhamA2 westbound entry slip road between points H3 and H2Work No. 32C
A2 westbound exit slip road between points H4 and H2Work No. 32B
Halfpence Lane (C492) between points H1 and H2Works Nos. 32B and 32C
Footpath NS182 between points N9, P3 and N8New footpath between points N7 and N8
Access road between points N1 and N2 and points N3 and N4Works Nos. 35A and 35B
Borough of Gravesham, Parish of ShorneA2 eastbound entry slip road between points J3 and J4Work No. 32A
Borough of Gravesham, Parishes of Cobham and HighamA2 westbound slip road between points P1 and P2Work No. 35A
City of Rochester upon Medway, Parish of CuxtonWork No. 13A(2)Work No. 36C between its commencement and its junction with Work No. 13A(2)
Work No. 13A(3)Work No. 36D
City of Rochester upon Medway, Town of Rochester and Parish of CuxtonFootpath RS203 between points B1 and B2New footpath between points B1, B6, B5, B4 and B3
Work No. 13A(4)Work No. 36F between its junction with Work No. 13A(4) and its termination
Work No. 13A(1)Works Nos. 36A and 36E
City of Rochester upon Medway, Town of RochesterA228 (Rochester Road) between points C1 and C2Work No. 36F
M2 eastbound exit slip road between points C9 and C4Works Nos. 36A and 36E
M2 westbound entry slip road between points C6 and C7Works Nos. 36C and 36E
M2 eastbound entry slip road between points C9 and C5Works Nos. 36B and 36E
M2 westbound exit slip road between points C8 and C7Works Nos. 36D and 36E
Footpath RS205A between points C9 and C10Work No. 36K
Nashenden Farm Lane between points E1 and E2Work No. 38C
Bridleway RR16 between points E3, E2 and E4Work No. 38C
Bridleway RR18 between points C1 and A3Works Nos. 38F and 13C
City of Rochester upon Medway, Town of Rochester and Borough of Tonbridge and Malling, Parish of WouldhamWork No. 13C between its commencement and its junction with Work No. 38FWork No. 38F
Borough of Tonbridge and Malling, Parish of WouldhamBridleway MR11 between points A3, A2 and A1Works Nos. 38F and 13C
Borough of Tonbridge and Malling, Parish of AylesfordA229 (Maidstone Road) between points F1 and F2dWorks Nos. 40A, 40B, 40C, 40D, 40E, 40F and 41A
Rochester Road between points F3 and F4Work No. 40G
A229 slip road between points B1 and B2Work No. 40J
A229 slip road between points C1 and C2Work No. 40L
A229 slip road between points D1 and D2Work No. 40M
A229 slip road between points E1 and E2Work No. 39H
A229 slip road between points G1 and G2Work No. 40K
Walderslade Woods between points F5 and F6Work No. 40H
Walderslade Woods between points F7 and F8Work No. 39G
M2 eastbound exit slip road between points K1 and K2Work No. 39A
M2 eastbound entry slip road between points J1 and J2Work No. 39B
M2 westbound exit slip road between points M1 and M2Work No. 39D
M2 westbound entry slip road between points L1 and L2Work No. 39C
Maidstone Road between points N1 and N2Work No. 39J
Access way between points A1, A2 and A3Work No. 40P
Access way between points P3 and P4Works Nos. 40R and 40S
Access road between points P1, P3 and P2Work No. 40Q
Access road to Crematorium between points V3 and V4Work No. 41D
Footpath MR440 between points Q3 and Q4New footpath between points Q3 and Q5
Footpath MR438A between points R1 and R2New footpath between those points
Borough of Maidstone, Parish of BoxleyFootpath KH32 between points Q1 and Q2Work No. 45
Yelsted Lane between points E3 and E4Work No. 43B
Lidsing Road between points F1 and F2Work No. 43C
Footpath KH9 between points G1, G3 and G4New footpath between points G1, G2 and G4
Footpath KH634 between points H1 and H2Work No. 43D
Borough of Maidstone, Parishes of Boxley and BredhurstForge Lane between points H3 and H4Work No. 43E
Borough of Gillingham, Town of Gillingham and Borough of Maidstone, Parish of BredhurstM2 westbound entry slip road between points A1 and A2Work No. 44B
M2 eastbound exit slip road between points A3 and A4Work No. 44A

Note: In the event that Work No. 38F is not carried out after Work No. 13C, references in column (3) of the table to Work No. 13C shall be construed as references to so much of it as lies between its junction with Work No. 38F and its termination.

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Stopping up of private access to premisesE+W+S+N.I.

4(1)Subject to the provisions of this paragraph, the Secretary of State may, in connection with the construction of the A2 and M2 improvement works—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)stop up any private means of access to premises adjoining or adjacent to any land—

(i)comprised in the route of any highway which becomes, by virtue of paragraph 6 below, a special road, or

(ii)forming part of the site of any works authorised by this Part of this Act,

and

(b)provide a new means of access to any such premises.

(2)No means of access shall be stopped up under this paragraph unless the Secretary of State is satisfied—

(a)that no access to the premises is reasonably required, or

(b)that another reasonably convenient means of access to the premises is available or will be provided under this paragraph or otherwise.

(3)In determining for the purposes of sub-paragraph (2) above whether a means of access to any premises from a highway is or will be reasonably convenient, the Secretary of State shall have regard—

(a)to the need, if any, for a means of access from the highway to different places on those premises, and

(b)to any roads, paths or other ways on those or other premises which are or will be capable of providing such a means.

(4)The provision under this paragraph of a new means of access to any premises from a highway includes the provision of a road, path or other way on those or any other premises.

Temporary interference with highwaysE+W+S+N.I.

5(1)The Secretary of State may, for the purpose of constructing the A2 and M2 improvement works, temporarily stop up, open, break up or interfere with, or alter or divert, the whole or any part of any highway within the limits of deviation for the works authorised by this Part of this Act or the limits of land to be acquired or used, and may carry out and do all necessary works and things for, or in connection with, the stopping up, opening, breaking up, interference, alteration or diversion and for keeping the highway open for traffic.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The Secretary of State shall provide reasonable access for all persons, with or without vehicles, going to or returning from premises abutting on any highway affected by the exercise of the powers conferred by this paragraph.

Part IIIE+W+S+N.I. Miscellaneous

Status of new highwaysE+W+S+N.I.

6(1)On the date on which this Act is passed the highways comprised in Works Nos. 33B, 36A, 36B, 36C, 36D, 37B, 39A, 39B, 39C, 39D and 42B shall become trunk roads and special roads for the exclusive use of traffic of Classes I and II of the classes of traffic specified in Schedule 4 to the M2Highways Act 1980.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The highways which become special roads by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) above shall be treated as provided by the Secretary of State under a scheme made by him under section 16 of the Highways Act 1980—

(a)prescribing the route of those highways as the route of the special roads authorised by the scheme,

(b)prescribing the classes of traffic mentioned in that sub-paragraph, and

(c)specifying the date on which this Act is passed as the date on which those special roads were to become trunk roads.

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7On the date on which this Act is passed—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)the highways comprised in Works Nos. 32A and 35A, and

(b)the highway comprised in Work No. 32B from the intersection of that work with Work No. 32C to its termination,

shall become trunk roads as if they had become so by virtue of an order under section 10(2) of the Highways Act 1980 specifying that date as the date on which they were to become trunk roads.

8(1)On the date certified by the Secretary of State as the date on which any highway constructed in pursuance of this Schedule, other than one to which paragraph 6 or 7 above applies, is open for public use, that highway shall be transferred to the Kent County Council and, following that transfer, shall be treated for the purposes of the Highways Act 1980 as if it had been so transferred by means of an order made under section 14(1)(b) or, as the case may be, 18(1)(d) of that Act.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The Secretary of State may classify any highway proposed to be constructed in pursuance of this Schedule, other than one to which paragraph 6 or 7 above applies, in any manner in which, and for any purposes for which, he could classify that highway under section 12(3) of that Act.

(3)On the date of its transfer under sub-paragraph (1) above to the Kent County Council any highway classified under sub-paragraph (2) above shall become a highway classified in the manner and for the purposes in question as if so classified under section 12(3) of that Act.

Status of operations and worksE+W+S+N.I.

9The construction by the Secretary of State of a highway in pursuance of this Part of this Act shall be treated as the construction of a highway authorised by, and in pursuance of—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)a scheme under section 16 of the Highways Act 1980, in the case of the highways to which paragraph 6 above applies,

(b)section 24(1) of that Act, in the case of the highways to which paragraph 7 above applies, and

(c)an order under section 14 of that Act made in relation to the highways to which paragraph 7 above applies, in any other case.

10(1)The following operations and works, namely—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)the carrying out of any of the A2 and M2 improvement works which is not the construction of a highway,

(b)the stopping up of any highway in pursuance of Part II of this Schedule, and

(c)the stopping up of means of access to premises and the provision of new means of access in pursuance of Part II of this Schedule,

shall be treated as authorised by an order made by the Secretary of State under section 18 of the Highways Act 1980 in relation to the roads which become special roads by virtue of paragraph 6 above, and, in the case of operations and works falling within paragraph (c) above, as so authorised by virtue of section 125 of that Act.

(2)Subject to section 21 of that Act as it applies by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) above, the stopping up of any highway in pursuance of Part II of this Schedule shall not affect any rights—

(a)of statutory undertakers in respect of any apparatus of theirs which immediately before the date on which this Act is passed is under, in, on, over, along or across that highway; or

(b)of any sewerage undertakers in respect of any sewers or sewage disposal works of theirs which immediately before that date are under, in, on, over, along or across that highway.

Treatment of provisions of this Schedule for Highways Act purposesE+W+S+N.I.

11(1)Where, by virtue of any of the provisions of this Part of this Schedule, any operation or work is to be treated as authorised by an order under section 14 or 18 of the Highways Act 1980, any provision of Parts I and II of this Schedule relating to that operation or work shall be treated for the purposes of that Act as a provision of such an order.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The provisions of paragraph 6 above relating to highways which are to be treated by virtue of that paragraph as provided under a scheme made under section 16 of the M3Highways Act 1980 shall be treated for the purposes of that Act as provisions of such a scheme.

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Regulation of traffic on new roadsE+W+S+N.I.

12(1)Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, any power under the M4Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to make an order or to give a direction with respect to any road shall be exercisable in relation to any road forming or forming part of any of the A2 and M2 improvement works before that road is open for public use, in any case where it appears to the Secretary of State to be expedient that the order or (as the case may be) the direction should have effect immediately on the road’s becoming open for public use.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The procedure otherwise applicable under that Act in relation to the making of any such order or the giving of any such direction shall apply in any such case with such modifications as the Secretary of State may determine; and he shall publish notice of those modifications in such manner as appears to him to be appropriate for bringing them to the notice of persons likely to be affected by the provisions of any such order or (as the case may be) by any such direction.

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