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A2 between Faversham and Canterbury will be closed overnight for eight weeks

By Bess Browning

The A2 between Canterbury and Faversham will be closed overnight for eight weeks.

Highways England announced today that sections of both carriageways will be resurfaced during the two month programme in January, with the planned diversion adding an extra 14 miles to journeys.

It comes just a year after this stretch of the A2 was closed overnight for similar roadworks, leaving drivers and businesses frustrated.

A crash is blocking the A2 near the Gate Services between Canterbury and Faversham.
A crash is blocking the A2 near the Gate Services between Canterbury and Faversham.

An exhibition will be held from 3pm to 6pm tomorrow at Dunkirk Village Hall where representatives from Highways England and its contractors will be available to answer questions about the work.

Highways England asset manager for Kent, Kevin Bown said: "We will be resurfacing sections of both carriageways of the A2 between the M2 and Canterbury to provide drivers with safe and reliable journeys.

"The work, involving different sections to those we resurfaced last year, will be carried out overnight, when we know traffic flows are at their lowest, to minimise disruption.

"I would encourage anyone interested in finding out more about the work and how it may affect them to attend the public exhibition or contact us.”

The A2 will be closed overnight, in one direction at a time, starting on the coastbound carriageway.

Clearly signed diversions, agreed with police and Kent County Council, will be in place via the A299 and A256, adding approximately 14 miles to journeys.

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