Press release

Resurfacing on the M20 near Maidstone

Work will begin next Thursday (8 May) to resurface the M20 coast bound between junctions 6 and 7 leading to smoother journeys.

The work will involve resurfacing and the installation of signage at junction 7 that will reduce congestion by helping drivers choose the right lane as they exit the M20.

Robert MacKenzie, Highways Agency Project Sponsor said:

The work will involve the resurfacing of the M20, near Maidstone, coast bound between junctions 6 and 7 and new signage which will help to reduce delays for drivers leaving at junction 7.

Work has been planned to minimise disruption and that is why work will take place overnight, when traffic flows are lowest. A clearly signed diversion route for motorway traffic continuing on the M20 or heading towards Dover or the Eurotunnel will be in place.

Work will begin next Thursday and is planned to be finished by the morning of Tuesday 10 June, with resurfacing taking place between 8pm and 6am each night.

When work takes place overnight motorway traffic wishing to continue on the M20 will be diverted off of the M20 at junction 5 onto the feeder road to the A229, M2 and the A249, rejoining at junction 7. Traffic heading towards Dover or the Eurotunnel may wish to continue on the M2. Local access will be maintained at junction 6.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000

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