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Drivers warned of Dartford tunnel closure

25 February 2014
by Rebecca Hughes

West bore of Dartford Crossing. Picture Highways Agency

West bore of Dartford Crossing. Picture: Highways Agency

Overnight work to upgrade the safety barrier on the A282 at the Dartford River Crossing is due to begin on Sunday (March 2).

The work, to maintain safety for road users, will be carried out north of the western bore of the tunnel.

Graeme Steward, Highways Agency project sponsor, said: “Safety is a top priority for the Highways Agency and this scheme, to upgrade the barrier alongside the

The Dartford Crossing

The Dartford Crossing

northbound carriageway, is part of our commitment to that.

“We have planned this work carefully to minimise disruption for road users. That is why work will only take place overnight, when traffic flows are at their lowest, and not on Friday or Saturday nights.

“To allow the work to take place safely, and for the protection of our road workers, we will need to close the western bore of the tunnel and lanes one and two for a short distance on the northern side of the tunnel. Traffic will still be able to exit at junction 31.”

The work will begin on Sunday, March 2 and will finish in the morning of Friday, March 28, with no work taking place on Fridays or Saturdays.

All work will take place between 8.30pm and 5.30am and traffic will be able to pass the work in the eastern bore and lanes 3 and 4.

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