The work being carried out will improve visibility for road users, making it even more safe, and reduce the need for disruption in the future as the new lighting will require less maintenance.
Thomas Whittingham, Highways Agency Asset Manager said:
These improvements will benefit the thousands of drivers that use the M20 and M25 every day by providing new lighting that increases visibility which in turn improves safety. The work will involve cleaning the dedicated link road and underpass tunnel and replacing 120 light fittings with more efficient bulbs which meet lighting standards while using less energy.
We have carefully planned the work to minimise disruption and that is why work will take place overnight with a clearly signed diversion route in place.
To carry out the improvements the anti-clockwise dedicated link road will be closed overnight, when road use is at its lowest, from Monday, August 18 until mid-October. Overnight closures will take place from 10pm to 5.30am, Monday to Thursday, and 11pm to 6am on Fridays.
A fully signed diversion will be in place via the M20 westbound to the M25 junction 3 roundabout to join the M25 anti-clockwise carriageway.
Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.
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