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M20 Junction 8-9 Disruption & Overnight Closures

Information on disruption to the M20 between Junctions 7 and 9 over the coming months from the M20 Temporary Solution Team:

Highways England are developing a temporary traffic management solution on the M20 that will allow two-way travel on the London-bound carriageway between junctions 8 at Maidstone and 9 at Ashford, should disruption at the ports mean the coast-bound carriageway is required to manage port-bound HGVs.

To make the road safe for this temporary solution some minor works will be required to the safety barrier and hard shoulder. In addition to these works, routine repairs to the road surface are also planned. These works will commence in early July 2018 and continue through to March 2019.  During this time sections of the road between Junction 8 and 9 will be reduced to two lanes on the London-bound carriageway.

In addition a full closure of the London-bound carriageway is planned on the nights of 8 – 13 July 2018 as detailed in the table below.




Diversion Route

Sunday 8 July

6am Saturday 14 July 2018

10pm – 6am

M20 London-bound overnight closure x 6 Nights between Jn 9 and 7.

For vehicles less than 4.7m via A20 – A249 – M20

For vehicles greater than 4.7m via M20(south) – A20 – A2 – M2 – A249 A28 –M20

Note: All closures will be subject to change and are weather dependent.

There will be further closures in August (date to be confirmed).

Please also be aware that there will be other works carried out on the M20 at Jn 3-5 and Jn10 during this period as part of the commitment to improve the Kent Corridor.

The diversion plan is below.










Click here to download pdf of the diversion route.


For more details or to discuss your requirements
call 01304 203 105 or click here to enquire online.