An M2 junction is set to be shut for the weekend to allow for works to continue on a major roundabout revamp.
From 8pm today (Friday) motorists will be unable to access the A249 from the Junction 5 exit London-bound.
From this evening the roundabout itself will be closed until 5am on Monday, November 20.
A spokesman for Highways England said: “During the closure, you will not be able to travel through Stockbury Roundabout, but, to help minimise disruption and keep the traffic flowing as much as possible, we’ll be keeping the following dedicated slips between the A249 and M2 open.”
The A249 Maidstone-bound to the M2 coastbound carriageway, the M2 coastbound to A249 towards Sittingbourne, and the A249 Sheppey-bound to M2 London-bound will be open.
However, there will be no access to the A249 from the M2 London-bound.
Due to the closure, there are several lengthy diversion routes in place.
To travel northbound from Maidstone to Sittingbourne, you must use the M20, A229, M2 coastbound to junction 5 and A249.
To travel from Sittingbourne to Faversham / M2 coastbound, use the A249, M2 London-bound to junction 4 (Gillingham) where you can join the M2 coastbound.
To travel from Faversham / M2 coastbound to Sittingbourne, use the M2 London-bound to junction 4 (Gillingham), where you can join the M2 coastbound and return to junction 5 to join the A249.
To travel from Faversham / M2 coastbound to Maidstone, use the M20 where possible, alternatively follow the M2 London-bound to junction 3 to join the A229 then M20.
The A249 will be open, but you will not be able to travel through the Stockbury Roundabout, all traffic arriving at the roundabout will need to join the M2.
Non-motorway traffic travelling on the A249 Maidstone-bound must exit the A249 at the Bobbing exit and should use the A2 and A229 and not approach Stockbury Roundabout.
Non-motorway traffic travelling from Maidstone should use A229 and A2 to get to the north of Stockbury Roundabout.
Non-motorway traffic on the A249 Maidstone-bound to the south of the Stockbury roundabout will only be able to drive as far as Rumstead Lane. If accessing Stockbury, you’ll be able to continue up to Church Hill.
To see the latest information on the M2 junction 5 project visit the National Highways website.
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