M2 bridge repair work commences

Drivers are being informed of several upcoming closures on the London-bound Merrals Shaw Bridge in Kent for essential maintenance.  Overnight and weekend closures are planned in May and June on the M2 Junction 2 for work on the Merrals Shaw bridge interchange.  The work, including replacing expansion joints, resurfacing, and waterproofing, is critical to keeping the bridge in […]

Operation Brock contraflow to be deployed ahead of bank holiday weekend

Drivers are advised that the M20 will be closed between Maidstone and Ashford overnight on Wednesday (22 May) to allow the Operation Brock contraflow to be deployed.   The contraflow system is being deployed on a 13-mile section of the M20 between junctions 8 (for Maidstone) and 9 (at Ashford) ahead of the bank holiday, […]

Kent: Red routes to start next week, with £70 fine

New ‘red routes’ are due to come into effect from next Monday (May 20) on some roads in Kent. And there seems confusion locally over what they are and how they work. The controversial move will see double yellow lines turning red. But the scheme has been questioned by traders and residents, says Kent Live. The […]

National Highways: Stockbury Flyover will open to M2 and A249 motorists in July

Highway bosses have confirmed when they hope a highly-anticipated multi-million-pound flyover will open to motorists. National Highways’ M2 Junction 5 project manager, Daniel Rollinson, have confirmed when the highly anticipated multi-million-pound flyover will open to motorists. Rollinson says if all goes well, the £92 million Stockbury Flyover will be available to traffic in July, says […]

Police collaborate on abnormal load movement

Seven police forces in the East have teamed up with the Metropolitan Police in an effort to coordinate the movement of abnormal loads through their counties, and to the edge of the capital, making it easier for hauliers to plan their journey movements outside of embargoed times. The borders between the forces, Essex, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, […]

VolkerHighways completes £1.5m Stoke Bridge improvement scheme

A bridge in Kent has been restored, with a new waterproof membrane and carriageway surface after two months of work by highways maintenance firm VolkerHighways. The works on the A228 Stoke Bridge between Lower Stoke and Grain Village were required due to regular surface defects. They were delivered by VolkerHighways and its sister business unit, […]

Road surface and barrier upgrades getting underway on M20

A £2.7 million package of carriageway resurfacing, and new road markings are set to get underway next week on the M20 in Kent. Starting on Monday (4 September), National Highways will begin a scheme to resurfacing the M20 between junction 11 (Westhanger) and junction 13 (Folkestone). The carriageway will also see the repainting of the […]

GRAHAM completes major beam lift for new Stockbury Flyover

Civil engineering specialist GRAHAM has reached a significant milestone in the M2 junction 5 Improvements Scheme with the successful completion of a beam lift for the new Stockbury Flyover. The lift was completed using a 450-tonne mega crane to lift into place the two edge beams weighing 56-tonnes each and 16 internal beams weighing 20 […]

Khan urges councils to put up ULEZ warning signs

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is urging councils neighbouring London who are opposed to his expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone to put up warning signs on their side of the boundary. The Telegraph quotes a spokesman for Mr Khan urging the Conservative authorities in Surrey, Kent and Hertfordshire to “do what’s best for their […]

M20 Operation Brock contraflow in Kent to be deactivated

The Operation Brock contraflow system on the M20 in Kent will be deactivated this weekend, having been in place on a 13-mile section of the M20 between junctions 8 (for Maidstone) and 9 (at Ashford) over the summer period. National Highways and Kent Resilience Forum partners introduced it as a contingency measure last month due […]


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