M20 Moveable Barrier: project update

M20 Moveable Barrier: project update

I’m writing to let you know that the Operation Brock contraflow will be removed overnight on Saturday 3 September 2022. This means that our work on the M20 Moveable Barrier Scheme can restart. The moveable barrier will remain in place on the London-bound M20 between junctions 9 and 8 as we’ll be using it as our traffic management system as we’ve done throughout.

Overnight closure

To remove the contraflow system, both the M20 London-bound between junctions 9 and 8 and the M20 coastbound between junctions 7 and 9 will be closed from 8:00pm on Saturday 3 September until 6:00am on Sunday 4 September 2022.

During this closure, the following clearly signed diversion routes will be in place:

  • Coastbound traffic will be diverted off the M20 at junction 7 to take the A249 northbound to the M2 Junction 5, then continue on the M2 and A2 to Dover. Traffic for Eurotunnel will need to then take the A20 London-bound until it joins the M20 at junction 13. Traffic can then leave the M20 at junction 11 for Eurotunnel.
  • London-bound traffic will be diverted along the A20. Over-height vehicles should use the A2, M2 and A249.

Noisy work

To keep closures to a minimum, the M20 Moveable Barrier project will use the overnight closure on 3 September to install a temporary safety barrier along sections of the outside lane on the coastbound carriageway. The barrier is being installed to protect the travelling public and our workforce whilst we carry out drainage improvements. Installing this barrier will be noisier than our usual work and so I wanted to give you advance notice of this.

Lane closures

As work will be restarting on the M20 Moveable Barrier scheme, the following lane closures will again be required between junctions 8 and 9 in both directions.

  • London-bound carriageway: the outside two lanes will be closed using the moveable barrier. The hard shoulder will be in use, so there will be two lanes running London-bound, and a 50-mph speed restriction will be in place.
  • Coastbound carriageway: for safety reasons, whilst we’re working in the central reservation, the outside lane will be closed using cones. We’ll aim to only close the section of road where work is taking place. Where the outside lane is closed, there will be a 50-mph speed limit in place.

As ever, our dates are subject to change in the case of adverse weather or other unplanned events.

Apart from occasionally closing the carriageway for traffic management changes, our work will be carried out mainly under lane closures only. Wherever possible we’ll tell you in advance if we need to close the road overnight.  There may, however, be occasions due to unforeseen circumstances, for example safety critical emergency work, where we may be unable to publicise closures in advance. Similarly, our dates are subject to change in the case of adverse weather or other unplanned events. You can check the National Highways closure report which is updated daily with the latest information: https://nationalhighways.co.uk/travel-updates/daily-closure-report/.

You can also find all the latest information on our Twitter feed, Facebook page, and the traffic information pages of our website at https://nationalhighways.co.uk/travel-updates/.

Thank you for your cooperation whilst we carry out this work.

Yours faithfully

 Afsheen Mortazaie-Far,

Project Manager

National Highways | Bridge House | 1 Walnut Tree Close | Guildford | GU1 4LZ

Temporary Road Closure – Sandhill Lane, Higham – 6th December 2021 for 1 day

Temporary Road Closure – Sandhill LaneHigham6th December 2021 for 1 day between 09.30hrs and 15.30hrs

Sandhill LaneHigham will be closed for the entire length.

The alternative route is Gore Green Road, Lower Rochester Road and vice versa.

The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while works are undertaken by Openreach.

For the most up to date information on these works please visit: https://one.network/?tm=124178342

For information regarding this closure please contact Openreach, who will able to assist with the scope of these works.

TREE WORKS ON SCHOOL LANE

Tree works will be taking place on School Lane opposite the school week beginning Monday 25th October.  Works expected to finish on Tuesday 26 October.  The first day will be road side and second recreation side.

The Parish Council apologises for any inconvenience caused but these works are necessary.

Urgent Emergency Road Closures – Bracondale Avenue, Istead Rise – 6th, 13th & 22nd October 2021 (Gravesham)

Urgent Emergency Road Closures – Bracondale Avenue, Istead Rise – 6th, 13th & 22nd October 2021 (Gravesham)

It will be necessary to close Bracondale Avenue, Istead Rise from 6th October 2021 for up to 2 days at a time.

The road will be closed from outside Number 4 to outside number 22.

The road will be closed for up to 2 days at a time.

There is no alternative route. Every effort will be made to maintain access for residents whenever it is safe to do so.

This is to enable drainage improvement emergency works to be carried out by Kent County Council.

Emergency Road Closure – Cobhambury Road, Cobham – 18th August 2021 (Gravesham)

Emergency Road Closure – Cobhambury Road, Cobham – 18th August 2021 (Gravesham)
It will be necessary to close Cobhambury Road, Cobham from 18th August 2021 for up to 15 days.
The road will be closed at from the roundabout at The Street down to Batt’s Road.
The alternative route is via The Street, Sole Street, Green Lane , Wrotham Road, The Street ,Foxendown Lane, Oakenden Road, Luddesdown Road, Cobhambury Road and reverse
This is to enable works to repair a High voltage cable to be carried out by UK Power Networks.