Published: 15:27, 22 June 2022
| Updated: 16:23, 22 June 2022
The planned closure of the A249 tonight for roadworks has been cancelled.
Between 8pm today and 5am tomorrow the stretch between Bobbing and Stockbury roundabouts was due to be closed but National Highways has confirmed it will now remain open.
However, all other closures of this stretch scheduled for this week and next are still due to go ahead as planned.
A spokesman said: "We know there’s never a good time to close a busy road like the A249, and we’ll be carrying out the work using a mix of lane closures and full closures to reduce the amount of time the road is fully closed.
"Thank you for your patience as we continue to install drainage on the A249. Following on from this work, we’ll be installing some new barriers."
The next lane closure between the Bobbing and the Stockbury roundabouts will be from 8pm on Friday, June 24 until 5am Saturday, June 25.
For drivers wanting to head towards Maidstone from the Bobbing roundabout, there will be a diversion in place via Sheppey Way, Chestnut Street and Maidstone Road.
This will bring you to the Stockbury roundabout, where you can continue your journey.
These roadworks come as preparation work to install a flyover and new slip roads at the roundabout continues.
This will include the permanent closure of the direct slip-road from the A249 to the coastbound M2 – although traffic will still be able to access the coastbound M2 via the first exit on the roundabout.
To find out more click here.
If you have any questions about the scheme, on the second Wednesday of each month, a member of the National Highways team will be available between 10am and noon at Oad Street Food and Craft, Borden, to answer any queries.