Operation Brock M26: Upcoming roadworks

/ / Operation Brock M26: Upcoming roadworks

I am writing to inform you about roadworks taking place on the M26. The work is part of Operation Brock which is the Kent-wide plan to manage Europe-bound lorries if there is disruption at the ports.

Work has already been undertaken to prepare the ground on and around the M26. We now need to install essential safety equipment which will require two weekend road closures, on one side of the carriageway at a time, at the end of March.

Overnight carriageway and lane closures are required to complete the work safely.

The table below sets out when these closures will take place.

Start DateEnd DateTimeM26 carriageway closures
Sat 23 MarchSun 24 March10pm to 6amCoast-bound: Overnight full closure
Sun 24 MarchMon 25 March10:30pm to 5:30amCoast-bound: Overnight full closure
Sat 30 MarchSun 31 March10pm to 6amLondon-bound: Overnight full closure
Sun 31 MarchMon 01 April10:30pm to 5:30amLondon-bound: Overnight full closure

Clearly signed diversion routes will be in place to help you reach your destination.

Speed limits will be in place to ensure you can complete your journey safely.

Further night time closures may be necessary on the M26 as we complete our preparations for Operation Brock.

The work schedule is subject to change in line with operational requirements and we will keep you informed should this be necessary.

There may also be some changes in the event of adverse weather or other unplanned events.

More information about the project and works will be available on our website: www.highwaysengland.co.uk/OperationBrock.