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Unreported road works still inplace and have been here for more than 2 years

Reported via mobile in the Roadworks (NH) category anonymously at 11:25, Fri 14 April 2023

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4438695.

Why are there still roadworks on the M20 between Ashford amd Maidstone? It's been like this for over 2 years now and the London bound carriageway and is still there. What is going on? Nothing is really happening and it's time to get 70mph back.

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  • The M20 Moveable Barrier scheme is adapting the central reservation to allow us to relocate the Operation Brock moveable barrier from its temporary location on the hard shoulder, to its more permanent home along the central reservation.

    We are currently in the second of three phases required to complete this work. This second phase involves working within the London-bound verge and requires use of the moveable barrier on the London-bound carriageway to act as a safety shield for our workers and the travelling public.

    At present, we have two separate sections where the hard shoulder and the inside lane of the London-bound carriageway are closed alongside where we’re working.

    The first section, close to junction 9, is one mile long. This is where we’re working to address ground and surface water issues to make sure the ground is safe and stable so that the permanent works can last. This piece of work is due to finish in early June 2023.

    The second section, close to junction 8, is approximately 8.5 miles long and goes past junction 8 towards junction 7; however, there are gaps in the barrier to allow the junction 8 entry and exit slip roads to remain open. This closure is due to be reduced by two miles in mid-May.

    We only plan to have the remaining 6.5 miles of lane closure in place until the end of May 2023, when we plan to move the moveable barrier into its new home along the central reservation.

    Most of the third phase, or finishing works, will then be carried out under overnight lane closures only, with the occasional full overnight closure required. The scheme is due to finish by the end of August 2023. These timings are subject to any future deployments of the Brock contraflow.

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by National Highways at 16:50, Tue 25 April 2023

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