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Advanced warning of M20 closure

For anyone in the local area needing to use the M20 or needing to come to the hospital the weekend beginning Friday 14th September, please be aware of the following closure:

M20 CLOSURE – 10PM FRIDAY 14th SEPTEMBER TO 5AM MONDAY 17th SEPTEMBER 2018:

Highways England have announced that the M20 motorway between junctions 4 Leybourne and 5 Aylesford. This is for the removal of the Teapot Lane footbridge as part of the Smart Motorway works. Replacement of the footbridge will be carried out in November.

The Highways England planned diversion route from junction 4 is north along the A228 through Snodland, Halling and Cuxton to the M2, the M2 to Bluebell Hill then the A229 to re-join the M20 at junction 6 Maidstone. Motorway traffic from junction 6 will travel in the reverse direction to junction 4.

The roads in this area are likely to become extremely congested during this weekend. The new Medway bridge at Wouldham provides a cut through to the M2 that could impact on the villages of Burham, Wouldham and Eccles up into Medway.

For further information, please see the Kent Messenger's website.