A226 London Road/B255 St Clements Way

Project to improve the capacity of the junction of the A226 London Road and B255 St Clements Way to the north of Bluewater Shopping Centre in the Borough of Dartford. The proposed scheme is located at the junction of the A226 London Road and B255 St Clements Way to the north of Bluewater Shopping Centre in the Borough of Dartford. Greenhithe railway station and bus interchange is located to the north of the site, accessed from the A206 Crossways Boulevard/ Station Road roundabout.

Location

The A226 London Road/ B255 St Clements Way junction is located to the west of Greenhithe in the Borough of Dartford and is a standard 4 arm roundabout. The A226 London Road connects Northfleet to the east and the M25 and Dartford to the west.

Scheme Description

The preferred scheme option involves replacing the existing 4 arm standard roundabout with an oversized oval roundabout.

The A206 northbound arm will increase the existing two exit lanes to three exit lanes, with the offside lane being a bus only lane. This additional bus lane will continue northwards all the way to the A206 Crossways Boulevard/ Station Road roundabout.

Here, buses will be able to turn right into Greenhithe railway station bus interchange. In addition to the northbound bus lane, a southbound bus lane will be provided on the A206 north of the St Clements Way junction. The bus lanes here will complement the existing bus lanes on the B255 St Clements Way south of the junction to its junction with Bluewater Parkway.

The shared cycle/footway between Greenhithe station and London Road East will be maintained and improved with an enhanced crossing at Riverview Road.

A further improvement will be the link from this crossing heading to the London Road western arm. As part of the wider cycling strategy the route from St Clements Way to
Bluewater will be improved.