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Motorists are warned to face closures on the M20 between Aylesford (Junction 5) and Detling (Junction 7)

07 March 2014
by Kent Messenger reporter



Overnight roadworks will bring nighttime disruption for motorists this month.

The work which aims to improve traffic flows on a busy section of the motorway between Maidstone and Aylesford starts on Monday.

The work between Junction 7 (Detling) and Junction 5 (Aylesford) of the M20 is to realign the coastbound sliproad.

The carriageway will be closed between 8pm and 6am until Sunday, March 23, while the entry slip road and the two lanes on the main carriageway will be closed on Saturday, March 15, and Sunday, March 16.

One lane on the main carriageway will also be closed for six nights from Monday, March 17.
It will be completed, weather permitting, on Tuesday, April 2.

Beware delays on M20

Beware delays on M20

Robert MacKenzie, Highways Agency project sponsor, said: “The M20 is a busy motorway and at this point combines cross channel traffic with local traffic through Maidstone. The new alignment will maximise the efficiency of the slip road and improve traffic flows to reduce congestion. The slip road will be split to separate traffic travelling north on the A249 from traffic travelling south.

“We have planned the work to be carried out overnight, when we know traffic flows are lowest to minimise disruption. There will be closures in place and we advise anyone wishing to use the M20 to plan their journey and allow extra time.”

Diversions will be in place via the A229 and A249.


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