M20 Closure – Friday 27th July to Sunday 29th July 2018

Published: 19 July 2018

M20 Closure – Friday 27th July to Sunday 29th July 2018

Highways England have announced that the M20 motorway between junctions 4 Leybourne and 5 Aylesford will be closed in both directions from 2200 hours on Friday 27th July until work is completed at a time to be confirmed on Sunday 29th July. This is for the removal of the Teapot Lane footbridge as part of the Smart Motorway works.

The Highways England planned diversion route from junction 4 is north along the A228 through Snodland, Halling and Cuxton to the M2, the M2 to Bluebell Hill then the A229 to re-join the M20 at junction 6 Maidstone. Motorway traffic from junction 6 will travel in the reverse direction to junction 4.

The roads in this area are likely to become extremely congested during this weekend. The new Medway bridge at Wouldham provides a cut through to the M2 that could impact on the villages of Burham, Wouldham and Eccles up into Medway.

The Highways England recommend route for pedestrians to cross the motorway once the Teapot Lane footbridge is removed, is a diversion via Station Road, which crosses the M20 approximately 450m to the west of the footbridge and Robson Drive.

Please see the Highways England link for more information - https://highwaysengland.co.uk/projects/m20-junctions-3-to-5-smart-motorway/