One other factor which should be considered is that almost certainly a new road to the east of Sittingbourne will in time be considered to be the natural boundary that side of the town. So we can look forward (as the Kent Science Park promised us some time ago) to concrete all the way the way from Swanstree Avenue and Highsted Road to the motorway link. And all this is supposed to be to relieve congestion at Junction 5. In the short term that could be achieved by getting rid of the traffic lights and in the long term by the construction of a bailey bridge type structure to take through traffic over the junction as at the A12/A127 junction in Romford.
Comment by Malcolm Moore on 02 Mar 2014