M20 MOTORWAY – JUNCTIONS 7 TO 10A TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS
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M20 MOTORWAY – JUNCTIONS 7 TO 10A
TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS
Notice is hereby given that National Highways Limited has made an Order on the
M20 Motorway in the County of Kent, under Sections 14(1)(a) and 14(7) of the Road
Traffic Regulation Act 1984 because works are proposed to be executed on the road.
The effect of the Order is to:-
1. authorise the overnight and 24-hour closure of –
(a) the coast-bound carriageway of the M20 between Junction 7 (A249) and Junction 10A (A20/A2070);
(b) the London-bound carriageway of the M20 between Junction 9 (A20) and Junction 7 (A249); and
(c) all the slip and link roads leading to and from the above lengths of carriageway.
2. impose a 24-hour mandatory 50 mph speed limit on –
(a) the coast-bound carriageway of the M20 between a point 600 metres east of the centreline of the A20 underbridge (near Leeds Castle) and a point 200 metres east of the unnamed overbridge at Charing Heath;
(b) the London-bound carriageway of the M20 between a point 850 metres west of the centreline of Pluckley Lane overbridge and a point 100 metres east of the exit slip at Junction 8 (A20);
(c) any hard shoulder adjacent to the lengths of carriageway described above when used as a running lane; and
(d) all the slip and link roads leading to and from the above lengths of carriageway.
3. impose a 24-hour 2-metre vehicle width restriction on the London-bound carriageway of the M20 between a point 1250 metres west of the centreline of Hunger Hatch Lane overbridge and a point 300 metres east of the tip of the nosing of the exit slip at Junction 8 (A20).
4. to permit, over periods of 24 hours, hard shoulder running adjacent to the London-bound carriageway of the M20 between a point 1250 metres west of the centreline of Hunger Hatch Lane overbridge and a point 300m east of the tip of the nosing of the exit slip at Junction 8 (A20).
These measures are in the interests of road safety while contractors undertake signalling, barrier and carriageway works and all associated activities to enable a permanent Kent traffic congestion solution to be deployed as and when required. It is expected that the work will last for approximately 7 months starting on or after Saturday 1st July 2023. There will be a mixture of overnight, weekend, and longer 24-hour closures. Overnight closures will take place between 20:00 and 06:00, weekend closures will commence Fridays at 20:00 and finish on Mondays at 06:00 (maximum periods). Please check the National Highways website for details.
The Order will come into force on 1st July 2023 and have a maximum duration of eighteen months, ceasing when the works are complete. Traffic affected by the closures will be diverted using other junctions on the M20, and by using the M2, A2, A20 and A249.
The temporary closures, speed restrictions, lane width restrictions, hard shoulder running and diversion routes will be clearly indicated by traffic signs when they are in operation during the works period.
J Winser, an Official of National Highways Limited.
National Highways, (Company No. 9346363). Registered Office: Bridge House, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LZ. A company registered in England and Wales.
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