Roadworks on M2, M20, A2 and more this week as Dartford Tunnel closures begin

Roadworks are happening across Kent's major motorways and A-roads this week
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Overnight closures will again impact multiple major Motorways and A-roads around Kent this week while a new phase of works at the Dartford Crossing begin. Starting from Monday June 3, weeknight closures will be taking place at the east tunnel until the start of July.

This is to allow for repairs to vital electrical equipment within the tunnel to be completed as part of “an extensive maintenance programme to keep journeys at the Dartford Crossing safe and reliable”. Closures will also impact the A282 northbound throughout June as the steelwork of a bridge near the A282 Junction 1a is repainted to protect it from corrosion.

National Highways has also confirmed when the next full closure of the QEII Bridge will be taking place, details of which can be found here. Beyond these projects, overnight closures will also impact stretches of the M2, M20, A2, A20 and A21 across the coming week.

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The M2 westbound will see overnight closures at Junction 2 between the entry and exit slips as ongoing bridge maintenance is completed. This stretch of the motorway near Rochester and Strood will close for four consecutive nights between 8pm and 6am.

Overnight closures will be taking place on the M20 tonight (June 3) for the removal of the Operation Brock contraflow system, which was reinstalled ahead of the late May bank holiday weekend. Closures will impact both directions of travel on the motorway and drivers will need to follow diversions.

KentLive has rounded up all of the works impacting travel on the county’s vital motorways that will be taking place this week. You can find more details of roadworks on the One.Network site.

Monday, June 3

  • The A2 eastbound Bean entry slip will close between 8pm and 6am for survey works.

  • The A2 eastbound Watling Street entry slip will close from 8pm to 6am for survey works.

  • The A2 westbound Darenth Interchange to the M25 anti-clockwise Junction 2 link road will close from 10pm to 5.30am for painting works.

  • The A20 westbound will close between Limekiln to Lord Warden Square from 8pm to 6am for resurfacing.

  • The M2 westbound will close at Junction 2 between the entry and exit slips from 8pm to 6am for bridge works.

  • The M2 Junction 5 exit slip is closed until 6am on Monday, June 10 for ongoing improvement works.

  • The M20 eastbound will close between Junctions 7 and 9 from 9pm to 6am for the removal of Operation Brock. Traffic will be diverted via the A249, M2, A2 and A20.

  • The M20 westbound will close between Junctions 9 and 8 from 9pm to 6am for the removal of Operation Brock. Traffic will be diverted via the A20, A2, M2 and A229.

  • The M20 westbound will close from Junction 3 to Junction 1 between 10pm and 5.30am for resurfacing works. The M20 westbound Junction 2 entry slip will also close during this time.

  • The M25 anti-clockwise will close between Junction 2 and Junction 1a from 10pm to 5.30am for painting works. The Junction 2 and Junction 1b entry slip roads will also be closed during this time.

Tuesday, June 4

  • The A2 eastbound Cobham entry slip will close between 8pm and 6am for barrier repairs.

  • The A2 westbound Darenth Interchange to the M25 anti-clockwise Junction 2 link road will close from 10pm to 5.30am for painting works.

  • The A20 westbound will close between Limekiln to Lord Warden Square from 8pm to 6am for resurfacing.

  • The M2 westbound will close at Junction 2 between the entry and exit slips from 8pm to 6am for bridge works.

  • The M2 Junction 5 exit slip is closed until 6am on Monday, June 10 for ongoing improvement works.

  • The M20 eastbound will close between Junction 13 and the A20 Courtwood Interchange from 8pm to 6am for surface works.

  • The M20 westbound will close from Junction 3 to Junction 1 between 10pm and 5.30am for resurfacing works. The M20 westbound Junction 2 entry slip will also close during this time.

  • The M25 anti-clockwise will close between Junction 2 and Junction 1a from 10pm to 5.30am for painting works. The Junction 2 and Junction 1b entry slip roads will also be closed during this time.

Wednesday, June 5

  • The A2 westbound Ebbsfleet entry slip will close from 8pm to 6am for survey works.

  • The A2 westbound Pepper Hill entry slip will close form 8pm to 6am for survey works.

  • The A2 eastbound Bean entry slip will close from 8pm to 6am for construction works.

  • The A2 westbound Darenth Interchange to the M25 anti-clockwise Junction 2 link road will close from 10pm to 5.30am for painting works.

  • The A20 westbound will close between Limekiln to Lord Warden Square from 8pm to 6am for resurfacing.

  • The A21 southbound Westerham entry and exit slips will close from 10pm to 6am for maintenance works.

  • The M2 westbound will close at Junction 2 between the entry and exit slips from 8pm to 6am for bridge works.

  • The M2 Junction 5 exit slip is closed until 6am on Monday, June 10 for ongoing improvement works.

  • The M20 eastbound will close from Junction 13 to the Western Heights roundabout between 8pm and 6am for surface works.

  • The M20 westbound will close from Junction 3 to Junction 1 between 10pm and 5.30am for resurfacing works. The M20 westbound Junction 2 entry slip will also close during this time.

  • The M25 anti-clockwise will close between Junction 2 and Junction 1a from 10pm to 5.30am for painting works. The Junction 2 and Junction 1b entry slip roads will also be closed during this time.

Thursday, June 6

  • The A2 westbound will close from Wincheap to Brenley Corner from 8pm to 6am for surface works.

  • The A2 eastbound Upper Harbledown exit slip will close from 8pm to 6am for surface works.

  • The A2 eastbound Ebbsfleet entry slip will close between 8pm and 6am for survey works.

  • The A2 eastbound Bean entry slip will close from 8pm to 6am for construction works.

  • The A2 westbound Darenth Interchange to the M25 anti-clockwise Junction 2 link road will close from 10pm to 5.30am for painting works.

  • The A20 westbound will close between Courtwood Interchange and Junction 13 of the M20 from 8pm to 6am for surface works.

  • The A20 westbound will close between Limekiln to Lord Warden Square from 8pm to 6am for resurfacing.

  • The A21 southbound Morleys Road entry and exit slips will close between 8pm and 6am for maintenance.

  • The M2 westbound will close at Junction 2 between the entry and exit slips from 8pm to 6am for bridge works.

  • The M2 Junction 5 exit slip is closed until 6am on Monday, June 10 for ongoing improvement works.

  • The M20 westbound will close from Junction 3 to Junction 1 between 10pm and 5.30am for resurfacing works. The M20 westbound Junction 2 entry slip will also close during this time.

  • The M25 anti-clockwise will close between Junction 2 and Junction 1a from 10pm to 5.30am for painting works. The Junction 2 and Junction 1b entry slip roads will also be closed during this time.

Friday, June 7

  • The A2 westbound will close from Wincheap to Brenley Corner from 8pm to 6am for surface works.

  • The A2 eastbound Upper Harbledown exit slip will close from 8pm to 6am for surface works.

  • The A2 westbound Darenth Interchange to the M25 anti-clockwise Junction 2 link road will close from 11pm to 6am for painting works.

  • The A20 westbound will close between Limekiln to Lord Warden Square from 8pm to 6am for resurfacing.

  • The M2 Junction 5 exit slip is closed until 6am on Monday, June 10 for ongoing improvement works.

  • The M20 westbound will close from Junction 3 to Junction 1 between 11pm and 6am for resurfacing works. The M20 westbound Junction 2 entry slip will also close during this time.

  • The M25 anti-clockwise Junction 4 entry and exit slips will be closed between 11pm and 5am for maintenance.

  • The M25 anti-clockwise will close between Junction 2 and Junction 1a from 11pm to 5am for painting works. The Junction 2 and Junction 1b entry slip roads will also be closed during this time.

Saturday, June 8

  • The A2 westbound will close from Wincheap to Brenley Corner from 8pm to 6am for surface works.

  • The A2 eastbound Upper Harbledown exit slip will close from 8pm to 6am for surface works.

  • The A21 will close in both directions between Kippings Cross and the Forstal Farm roundabout from 8pm on Saturday June 8 until 5pm on Sunday June 9 for South East Water works.

  • The M2 Junction 5 exit slip is closed until 6am on Monday, June 10 for ongoing improvement works.

  • The M25 anti-clockwise Junction 1b and Junction 1a entry slips will close for 9pm to 6am for an emergency tunnel exercise.

  • The M25 clockwise Junction 4 entry and exit slips will close from 10pm to 5am for maintenance.

Sunday, June 9

  • The A2 westbound will close from Wincheap to Brenley Corner from 8pm to 6am for surface works.

  • The A2 eastbound Upper Harbledown exit slip will close from 8pm to 6am for surface works.

  • The A21 will close in both directions between Kippings Cross and the Forstal Farm roundabout from 8pm on Saturday June 8 until 5pm on Sunday June 9 for South East Water works.

  • The M2 Junction 5 exit slip is closed until 6am on Monday, June 10 for ongoing improvement works.

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