EMERGENCY roadworks are set to begin today near the Dartford Crossing which will see the M25 closed overnight.

They will take place between junction 1A and 31.

All lanes will be closed overnight from at approximately 9pm and opening again at approximately 5.30am.

Diversion routes will be in place.

Highways England stated that motorists should expect disruption everyday between 8.30pm and 5.30am.