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Dartford Crossing to Experience Temporary Closures This Week

Motorists and commuters in the Dartford area are advised to plan their journeys carefully as sections of the Dartford Crossing will be temporarily closed throughout this week. This essential maintenance work is part of ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and efficiency of this crucial transport artery.

The closures are scheduled to take place from Monday to Friday, affecting specific locations at varying times. To assist drivers in navigating these temporary disruptions, we have compiled comprehensive information on the closure locations, timings, and detours provided by local authorities.

Closure Locations:

  1. QE2 Bridge (Southbound): The southbound carriageway of the QE2 Bridge will be closed from Monday to Wednesday, starting at 10:00 PM each evening and reopening at 5:00 AM the following morning. This closure will affect traffic travelling from Essex into Kent.
  2. Dartford Tunnel (Northbound): The northbound bore of the Dartford Tunnel will experience closures from Wednesday to Friday, commencing at 10:00 PM each night and concluding at 5:00 AM the subsequent day. These closures will impact vehicles heading from Kent into Essex.

Detour Routes:

Local authorities have established alternative routes to minimize disruption for motorists during these temporary closures.

  1. QE2 Bridge (Southbound) Closure Detour: For drivers affected by the southbound closure of the QE2 Bridge, the advised detour route will redirect traffic through the A226 Bean Lane. Motorists should follow signposted diversions to rejoin the M25.
  2. Dartford Tunnel (Northbound) Closure Detour: During the northbound bore closure of the Dartford Tunnel, traffic will be rerouted via the A225 Crayford Road. Clear diversion signs will guide vehicles to reenter the M25.

These temporary closures and detour routes have been carefully planned to minimize inconvenience to commuters and ensure public safety. It is essential for all travelers to adhere to posted speed limits, exercise caution, and follow the guidance provided to ensure smooth traffic flow and minimize congestion.

The ongoing maintenance work aims to improve the overall condition and safety of the Dartford Crossing, a vital link connecting Kent and Essex. The responsible authorities appreciate the understanding and cooperation of the community during these necessary closures.

For real-time updates on traffic conditions, closures, and detours, please consult local traffic management websites and news sources. Motorists are encouraged to plan their journeys accordingly and allow extra time for potential delays while these essential works are carried out.

By staying informed and following the recommended detours, commuters can contribute to the efficient completion of maintenance work, ensuring the long-term reliability and safety of the Dartford Crossing.

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