HL Deb 23 May 1996 vol 572 c104WA
Lord Campbell of Alloway

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What plans they have to improve the A.2 trunk road to accommodate the proposed Ebbsfleet station contained in the Channel Tunnel Rail Link Bill.

Viscount Goschen

We have today announced that a scheme to widen the A.2 between Cobham and Bean has been added to the national roads programme. The scheme will proceed in two phases. The first will complement work already in hand in association with the Blue Water Park development and will result in additional capacity on the A.2 in both directions between Bean and the A.227 at Tollgate Junction. The second will add a fourth lane in both directions between Tollgate and Cobham. The first phase will be contained within the existing highway boundary. The other requires additional land.