Work could be­gin within months

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Development Update -

If given the green light, High­ways Eng­land ex­pects the work to be com­pleted by May 2020. Spokesman Jack Tap­pin said the plans would help junc­tion 10, which is al­ready at ca­pac­ity.

He said: “The new junc­tion will pro­vide ad­di­tional ca­pac­ity for the Ash­ford area – it will sup­port the de­liv­ery for fu­ture growth.

“We are also im­prov­ing fa­cil­i­ties for pedes­tri­ans, cy­clists and horse rid­ers by up­grad­ing one foot­bridge and adding an­other over the M20 to link var­i­ous routes.

“This will boost the lo­cal econ­omy by pro­vid­ing ad­di­tional ca­pac­ity for planned de­vel­op­ments around Ash­ford. If the sec­re­tary of state gives con­sent, we plan to com­mence the scheme be­fore the end of the 2017-18 fi­nan­cial year.”

What do you think? Write to Ken­tish Ex­press, Unit 4, Park Mall shop­ping cen­tre, Ash­ford, TN24 8RY or email ken­tish­ex­press@thek­m­group. co.uk

Pic­ture: Gary Browne FM3164992

Traf­fic on the M20 be­tween Junc­tions 9 and 10

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