M2 motorway (Great Britain)

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M2 shield

M2
Medway Towns Bypass
The motorway crossing the River Medway next to the High Speed 1 railway line
Route information
Maintained by Highways England
Length25.7 mi (41.4 km)
Existed1963–present
HistoryOpened: 1963
Completed: 1965
Major junctions
West endShorne
East endBoughton Street
Location
CountiesKent
Road network
M1M3

The M2 motorway is a motorway between Strood and Faversham in England. It is used as a different way to get to Dover, other than the M20.

Junctions[change | change source]

M2 motorway junctions
miles km Westbound exits (B carriageway) Junction Eastbound exits (A carriageway) Coordinates
27.0
27.5
43.4
44.3
Road continues as A2 to London J1 Rochester A2
Gillingham, Grain A289
Non-motorway traffic
51°23′58″N 0°26′36″E / 51.39953°N 0.44332°E / 51.39953; 0.44332 (M2, Junction 1)
Grain, Rochester A289 J1A Start of motorway
28.8
29.0
46.3
46.6
Strood/Rochester, West Malling A228 J2 Strood/Rochester, West Malling A228 51°23′02″N 0°28′05″E / 51.38383°N 0.46799°E / 51.38383; 0.46799 (M2, Junction 2)
32.6
32.8
52.4
52.8
Maidstone, Chatham, Rochester A229
Chatham B12(A)
J3 Maidstone, Chatham A229
Channel Tunnel (M20)
51°20′14″N 0°30′28″E / 51.33729°N 0.50790°E / 51.33729; 0.50790 (M2, Junction 3)
36.4
36.5
58.5
58.8
Gillingham A278 J4 Gillingham A278 51°20′10″N 0°35′04″E / 51.33616°N 0.58438°E / 51.33616; 0.58438 (M2, Junction 4)
Medway Services Services Medway Services 51°20′28″N 0°36′28″E / 51.34120°N 0.60781°E / 51.34120; 0.60781 (M2, Medway Services)
40.0
40.3
64.4
64.9
Maidstone, Sheerness A249
The WEST, Gatwick Airport (M20)
J5 Maidstone, Sittingbourne, Sheerness A249 51°19′47″N 0°39′44″E / 51.32986°N 0.66231°E / 51.32986; 0.66231 (M2, Junction 5)
50.6
50.8
81.5
81.8
Faversham, Ashford A251[1] J6 Faversham, Ashford A251 51°18′02″N 0°53′18″E / 51.30060°N 0.88843°E / 51.30060; 0.88843 (M2, Junction 6)
52.3
52.6
84.2
84.7
Start of motorway J7 Canterbury, Dover, Channel Tunnel A2 51°18′05″N 0°55′32″E / 51.30151°N 0.92543°E / 51.30151; 0.92543 (M2, Junction 7)
Canterbury, Channel Tunnel,
Dover, Faversham A2
Non-motorway traffic
Road continues as A299 (Thanet Way) to Ramsgate
Notes
  • Distances in kilometres and carriageway identifiers are taken from driver location signs/location marker posts. Where a junction goes across several hundred metres and the data is available, both the start and finish values for the junction are shown.
  • Coordinate data from ACME Mapper.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
KML is from Wikidata


  1. Stafford, Lowri (20 September 2013). "M2 London-bound near junction 6 for Faversham reopens after car crashes into central reservation". kentonline.co.uk. Retrieved 19 March 2014.