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M20 re-opens between junctions 11 and 10 for Willesborough London-bound

A section of the M20 has partially re-opened ahead of schedule after being closed for the weekend.

The motorway was shut between Junctions 9 for Ashford and 11 for Stanford coastbound and junctions 11 and 10 for Willesborough London-bound from 10pm on Friday.

But Highways England say the closure has been lifted on the London-bound carriageway.

The motorway was still shut coastbound at the time of writing. The scheduled re-opening was 6am on Monday.

Contractors have spent the weekend removing Highfield Lane bridge as part of Junction 10a project, which is expected to open to traffic this autumn.

Highways England hoped to have completely removed the soon-to-be-obsolete bridge on the outskirts of Ashford by the time the M20 reopened .

Drivers have been diverted towards the M2 and A2 to avoid the closed sections.

Contractors have spent the weekend demolishing the Highfield Lane bridge over the M20 (16281608)
Contractors have spent the weekend demolishing the Highfield Lane bridge over the M20 (16281608)

Highfield Lane bridge will be replaced by the new Kingsford Street bridge, the installation of which saw a similar motorway closure in November.

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