Press release

Public exhibitions ahead of resurfacing on the A2 near Canterbury

Drivers, business owners and local residents are invited to find out more about plans to resurface sections of the A2 between the M2 and Canterbury.

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Sections of both carriageways on the A2 will be resurfacing in an 8 week scheme that will involve overnight carriageway closures.

Ahead of the work, a public exhibition is being held at Dunkirk Village Hall on Tuesday 8 December from 3pm to 6pm. Representatives from Highways England and its contractors will be available to answer questions about the work.

Highways England asset manager for Kent, Kevin Bown said:

We will be resurfacing sections of both carriageways of the A2 between the M2 and Canterbury to provide drivers with safe and reliable journeys. The work, involving different sections to those we resurfaced last year, will be carried out overnight, when we know traffic flows are at their lowest, to minimise disruption. I would encourage anyone interested in finding out more about the work and how it may affect them to attend the public exhibition or contact us.

The A2 will be closed overnight, in one direction at a time, starting on the coastbound carriageway. Clearly signed diversions, agreed with Kent Police and the County Council, will be in place via the A299 and A256, adding approximately 14 miles to journeys.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 7 December 2015