M2 drivers warned to 'expect delays' as full weekend closure is planned

Closures will impact the M2 London-bound between Junctions 3 and 2 later this month
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Disruptive roadworks will see a stretch of the M2 near Medway closed for an entire weekend, with drivers warned to ‘expect delays’. Kent County Council’s Highways department has confirmed that bridge works will be taking place on the London-bound carriageway between Junction 3 for the A229 and Blue Bell Hill, and Junction 2 for the A228 and Strood.

For the works to be completed, this stretch of the M2 over the River Medway will shut from 8pm on Friday, May 31. It will remain closed until 6am on Monday, June 3 while National Highways completes the bridge works.

KCC Highways has advised drivers: “please use alternate routes and expect delays.” Further along the M2, overnight closures will once again take place on the London-bound carriageway between Junctions 5 and 7 next week for continued barrier and drainage works.

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This stretch of the motorway will shut from 8pm to 6am each night between Tuesday, May 28 and Friday, May 31. Traffic will be diverted via the A2, A20, M20 and A249. Elsewhere, works continue at Stockbury roundabout as part of the ongoing Junction 5 improvements.

The M2 Junction 5 coastbound exit slip is currently closed, and is due to re-open at 5am on June 10. Meanwhile, the A249 northbound will be closed between the Stockbury Roundabout and the Key Street Roundabout from 8pm Wednesday, May 29 to 5am Thursday, May 30.

During this time, motorway traffic will be diverted via the M2 junction 5 London-bound, Hoath Way, A2 and Sheppey Way. Non-motorway traffic will need to use the A249, A229 and A2.

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