M20 junction 8 to 9 moveable barrier

A new moveable concrete barrier that can be set up to keep Kent’s roads moving at times of cross-channel disruption.

Region:  South East
Start date:  Summer 2020
Cost:  £60 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  December 2020 (temporary resilience), 2022 (completed)
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Why we need this scheme

In the event of cross-Channel disruption, the new scheme will be designed to ensure that the M20 can be kept open. During normal traffic conditions, the new scheme allows the motorway to retain three lanes, a hard shoulder and 70mph speed limits in both directions.

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Location : The M20 eastbound exit slip at junction J6 . Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 25 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: May 24, 2020, 7:05 pm
Location : The M2 eastbound between junctions J4 and J5 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 May 2020 to 1 June 2020.
Posted: May 23, 2020, 7:12 pm
Location : The M2 westbound between junctions J5 and J4 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 May 2020 to 1 June 2020.
Posted: May 23, 2020, 7:12 pm
Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J3 and J6 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 May 2020 to 06:00 on 8 June 2020.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 10:12 am
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J6 and J5 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 May 2020 to 06:00 on 26 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 1:30 pm

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