Key stretch of M2 to see week of overnight closures for bridge repairs

The M2 London-bound between Junction 5 and 4
Works will take place between Sittingbourne and Medway -Credit:Google Maps

A busy section of the M2 between Sittingbourne and Medway will see a week of closures for bridge works. National Highways has confirmed crews will soon be returning to complete repairs to the bridge that carries the motorway over Mount Lane between Junction 4 for Gillingham and Junction 5 for Sittingbourne, Sheppey and Maidstone.

These works will include waterproofing of the bridge, which National Highways describes as "critical to maintaining and improving safety to the structure". For the repairs to be completed, the M2 London-bound will close for a total of eight nights.

These overnight closures will commence from Wednesday, May 15 and take place between 8pm and 6am. While this section of the motorway is closed, a signed diversion will be in place from the M2 Junction 5 - via the A249, M20 and A229.

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A closure will not, however, be taking place on Saturday, May 18 and the works will end on Thursday, May 23. This is not the only set of works that will impact travel along the M2 over the coming weeks.

National Highways is also carrying out drainage and safety barrier improvement works on the busy motorway between Junction 5 and Junction 7 for Faversham. Overnight closures have already been taking place to move the narrow lanes currently in use and complete works on the hard shoulder along this stretch of the M2.

Works are now winding down on the coast-bound carriageway, with the London-bound phase of the project to begin next week. Between Wednesday, May 15 and Friday, May 31 (excluding Friday, May 24 to Monday, May 27), the M2 London-bound between Junctions 7 and 5 will close overnight Sunday to Friday.

These closures will be in effect between 8pm and 6am each night. While the carriageway is closed, traffic will be diverted via the A2, A20, M20 and A249. Further details about the roadworks impacting Kent’s major motorways and A-roads this week can be found here.

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