Press release

Traffic bulletin: M2 coastbound carriageway to fully reopen

Work to lift restrictions on the M2 near Faversham in Kent, following an incident overnight on Tuesday, is making good progress.


The coastbound carriageway on the M2 between junction 6 (for the A251) and junction 7 (for the A2) in Kent is expected to reopen fully by 4pm. One lane of the London-bound carriageway remains closed while repair works continue. It is anticipated, dependant on weather conditions, that this lane will be reopened overnight.

The closures followed a collision in which a car transporter crossed over from the London-bound onto the coastbound carriageway demolishing around 240 metres of the central reservation barrier.

In order to safely reopen the carriageways as quickly as possible, the Highways Agency and its contractors have worked hard overnight to concrete in 80 new posts and install 240 metres of barrier.

One lane remained open to traffic in both directions with a 50mph speed limit in place throughout the work. Once both directions have two lanes running as 50mph speed limit will remain in place over the weekend.

The Highways Agency would like to thank road users for their patience during this work.

General enquiries

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

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

Published 4 December 2014