Published: 18:56, 19 December 2019
| Updated: 19:34, 19 December 2019
A long-awaited M20 junction is set to become fully operational tomorrow.
Highways England has announced the London-facing slip roads at Junction 10a in Ashford will open to drivers.
Motorists have been able to use the junction since October, but only the coast-facing slips have been available.
The construction of the London-facing slip roads of Junction 10a involved building two new bridges to allow the new slip roads to span over the Aylesford stream.
It also required the permanent closure of the existing Junction 10 coast-facing slips to enable the new slips to safety join onto the M20.
The junction is hoped to relieve congestion, reduce queues forming on the slip road which often extend back onto the M20 and improve safety and journey times.
Earlier this year, work was fast-tracked so that key sections of this new junction would be available for traffic by Halloween.
As a result, the coast-facing slip roads at the new junction, as well as the new A2070 link road, were open at the end of October.
Next year work will involve landscaping and completion of the non-motorised user route.