A20 drainage scheme begins today

Written by Ellie

A project to improve drainage for an important stretch of the A20/A260 near Dover is set to begin today (September 7th).

Road closures are to be witnessed between the hours of 20:00 BST and 06:00 the following morning for the duration of the project, which will focus on the route between the Roundhill Tunnel and the Courtwood Interchange.

Scheduled to run until the end of October, the project will include the replacement of drainage equipment for the carriageway that has now come to the end of its working life.

Highways England project manager Kevin Bown said: "This is vital maintenance work which will improve drainage and help to prevent possible flooding issues in the future. We're carrying out the work overnight as we know that is when traffic levels are at their lowest.

"On those occasions when we have to close a carriageway, we are advising drivers to follow the signed diversion route rather than their satnavs as there may be other roadworks in the area that could affect their journeys."

Mr Bown added that in cases where a single lane of the carriageway has been left open to traffic during periods where engineers are working at the site, motorists are reminded of the importance of having their wits about them at all times and the need to focus on the road, not on the activities to their sides.

Clearly signposted diversions will be in place via the A259 and the A260 for all local travellers, with full details of closures and the project in general available via the Highways England website for those in need of further information.

Posted on 7th September 2015

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