A282 TRUNK ROAD - DARTFORD CROSSING TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONSNotice ID: MF0253069
A282 TRUNK ROAD - DARTFORD CROSSING TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS
Notice is hereby given that Highways England Company Limited has made an Order on the A282 Trunk Road in the County of Kent and the Unitary Authority of Thurrock, under Section 14(1)(a) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 because works are proposed to be executed on the road. The effect of the Order is to authorise the overnight closure of:
i) the clockwise carriageway (Dartford Bridge and approaches) of the A282 between the crossover points south of M25 Junction 31 (A1306) and north of M25 Junction 1a (A206/B2228);
ii) the road leading to the clockwise carriageway of the A282 at (M25 Junction 31)(A1306); and
iii) the roads leading to the anti-clockwise carriageway of the A282 (including the slip road and the dedicated filter lane) from the west roundabout at Littlebrook Interchange (M25 Junction 1a) (A206/B2228).
During the closure in i) above, a contraflow will operate to divert clockwise traffic into the eastern bore of the Dartford Tunnel, re-joining the clockwise carriageway of the A282 prior to Littlebrook Interchange (M25 Junction 1A) (A206/A228).
These measures are in the interests of road safety while contractors undertake structural works including bearing works, deck bolt replacement, resurfacing of bridge deck and associated works, inspection, maintenance and monitoring of structural and carriageway assets. It is expected that the work will last for approximately 18 months starting on or after Tuesday 2nd January 2018. The overnight closures will take place between 2000 and 0600 hours (maximum periods subject to agreed working hours depending on the day of the week and the time of year). The Order will come into force on 31 December 2017 and have a maximum duration of eighteen months. Traffic affected by the closure in ii) above will be diverted anti-clockwise on the M25 to Junction 30 (A13) and return. Traffic affected by the closure in iii) above will be diverted clockwise on the M25 to Junction 1b
(A225/A296) and return.
Over-height vehicles travelling anti-clockwise and unable to use the western bore of Dartford Tunnel will be diverted clockwise on the M25. The temporary closures, contra-flow and diversion routes will be clearly indicated by traffic signs when they are in operation during the works period.
P Ryder, an Official of Highways England Co Ltd. Ref: HE/SE/2017/A282/222 Highways England Company Limited, (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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