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M20 – Replacement of the East Street Footbridge

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Message from Highways England:

We will be carrying out work to replace the previously demolished East Street Footbridge with a new footbridge, as well as a new pedestrian access ramp on the southern side of the bridge.

We’ll be starting work on 8 August 2020, with work due to be completed in January 2021.

We will be closing lane one on both sides of the M20 for the duration of the project, with reduced lane widths and a 50mph speed limit in place at all times.

There will be a small number of carriageway closures to put traffic management in place and one full weekend closure of the M20 in both directions to install the new bridge.

Closures/dates and timings:

Saturday 8 August and Sunday, 9 August 2020 – 8.00pm – 6.00am overnight only
The M20 London-bound carriageway will be closed between junctions 4 and 3.

Monday 10 August 2020 to end of January 2021
Lane one of the M20 London-bound carriageway will be closed and a 50mph speed limit will be in place.

Tuesday 6 October and Wednesday, 7 October 2020 – 8.00pm – 6.00am overnight only
The M20 coast-bound carriageway will be closed between junctions 3 and 4.

Thursday 8 October 2020 to end of January 2021
Lane one of the M20 coast-bound carriageway will be closed and a 50mph speed limit will be in place.

Thursday 8 October 2020 to end of January 2021
The M20 will be closed in both directions between junctions 3 and 4. The eastbound M26 will also be closed at junction 2a.

Diversion route:

M20 westbound: Westbound traffic will be diverted off the M20 at junction 4 and onto the A228, before joining the A20, continuing on this road to either join the M26 at junction 2a.

M20 eastbound: Eastbound traffic will be diverted off the M20 at junction 2 and onto the A20, continuing to join the A228 before re-joining the M20 at junction 4.

M26 eastbound: Eastbound traffic will be diverted off the M26 at junction 2a and onto the A20, continuing to join the A228 before re-joining the M20 at junction 4.

click to enlarge the diversion route map
Map of diversion route

Find out more:

For more information on this project, please visit Highways England Projects – East Street Footbridge for updates.