Stretch of A2 in Kent to be closed for up to 8 weekends
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A stretch of the A2 dual carriageway is set to be closed for several weekends as Highways England carries out work on potholes between Wincheap and Brenley Corner.
The aforementioned stretch of the A2 is expected be shut off for 8 weekends between 8pm on Friday and 6am on Monday, starting from September 3rd.
⛔️ Important advanced notice – A2 closure – Wincheap to Brenley Corner ⛔️@HighwaysEngland has informed us that they will be fully closing the A2 in both directions between Wincheap and Brenley Corner for up to 8 weekends in a row starting on Friday 3 September. pic.twitter.com/g7Dc34dbpe
— Canterbury City Council (@canterburycc) August 18, 2021
Traffic affected by the closure will be diverted to the A299 and the A256, resulting in a significant detour.
The A2 is of course a key road leading out of the Port of Dover.
According to local newspaper Kent Online, the closure will result in “traffic chaos”. It also adds that residents have complained about the noise of lorries driving across potholes on the A2, something that the repairs are intended to remedy.