Busy stretch of M20 to see overnight closures this bank holiday weekend

The M20 London-bound at Junction 9
Closures are planned for the M20 London-bound between Junction 9 and Junction 8 -Credit:Google Maps

Closures are set to take place on the M20 this bank holiday weekend which could cause considerable disruption. National Highways has confirmed maintenance works are scheduled for the moveable barrier currently in place along the central reservation on the busy motorway between Junction 9 for Ashford, and Junction 8 for Maidstone and Leeds Castle.

Planned works will include de-tensioning the barrier and maintenance to the expansion blocks. For this to be completed safely, the London-bound carriageway of the M20 will shut overnight on Saturday (May 4) and Sunday (May 5) between Junctions 9 and 8.

Each night, the closure will come into effect from 8pm and it will remain in place for 10 hours until 6am the following morning. During this time, two lanes of the coast-bound carriageway along this stretch of the M20 will also close.

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While the closure of the London-bound carriageway is in effect, drivers will need to follow a signed diversion route. Traffic will be taken along the coast-bound M20, onto the coast-bound A20 towards Dover, then along the A2, to the London-bound M2 before crossing back to the M20 at J7 via the A229.

A number of other works are taking place along Kent’s major motorways and A-roads this week, including on the M2, A2, A21 and M25. The full details of these works can be found here.

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