Work on the 7 mile stretch between junction 2 for the A2 near Dartford and junction 4 near Orpington will take place in 3 phases. All work will be carried out overnight (Monday – Saturday) when traffic flows are at their lowest.
Work will start on Monday 18 January when the clockwise carriageway at junction 3 will be closed between the exit slip road and the entry slip road. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M20 eastbound to junction 2, returning to M25 junction 3. This phase is scheduled to be complete by Saturday 23 January 2016.
The second phase of work will run from Monday 25 January to Saturday 6 February 2016 with the clockwise carriageway closed between junctions 3 for Swanley to 4 for Orpington. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A20 westbound and A224 southbound to junction 4.
The final phase involves the closure of the anti-clockwise carriageway between junctions 3 and 2 from Monday 8 February to Wednesday 2 March 2016. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A20 London Road eastbound, A225 northbound, A225 Princes Road eastbound to M25/A282 junction 1b.
Route manager Tommy Whittingham comments:
By carrying out this work at night, we aim to cause the least disturbance to the road users of Kent. The improvements will make journeys smoother and safer.
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