M20, A21 and A249 road closures set to cause disruption across Kent

Some of Kent’s major roads are to be closed

A number of Kent’s major roads are to be partly closed this weekend as works take place. Traffic along the M20, A21 and A249 will all be affected from this evening (October 7).

Works on the M20 will likely have a “major” impact on local traffic, with a diversion route in place. The motorway will be closed between Junctions 10A and Junction 11.

It comes as National Highways has announced bridge joints and kerbs will be replaced as well as resurfacing and waterproofing the bridge deck. Both the Londonbound and the Coastbound carriageways are to be closed.

The A249 near Maidstone is set to be closed for 10 consecutive weekends from October to December. It comes as part of improvements to the M2 at Junction 5, where drainage works are being carried out.

The road will be closed between the Bobbing and Stockbury roundabouts. The first closure of the scheme will begin tonight (October 7).

In the west of the county, the A21 will be closed in both directions between Morleys and Vauxhall Roundabouts. The closure will be in place while work is carried out on the Tonbridge bypass bridge repairs.

See the full details on the closures day-by-day this weekend below.

Friday

  • M20: Closed from 9pm in both directions between Junctions 10 and 11.
  • A249: Southbound carriageway closed at 8pm.
  • A21: Both carriageways closed at 8pm.

Saturday

  • M20: Coastbound carriageway reopens at 5am and is reduced to two lanes with a 50mph speed limit. Londonbound carriageway remains closed.
  • A249: Southbound carriageway remains closed.
  • A21: Both carriageways open at 5am.

Sunday

  • M20: Coastbound carriageway closes again at 9pm.
  • A249: Southbound carriageway remains closed.

Monday

  • M20: Reopens in both directions at 5am.
  • A249: Southbound carriageway reopens at 5am.

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