QEII Bridge Closure Scheduled for Important Repairs at Dartford Crossing

The upcoming weekends will bring some changes for drivers crossing the Dartford Crossing, as the QEII bridge is scheduled to close for important repairs. National Highways has announced that the bridge will be closed for seven hours on Saturday, June 15 and the following Saturday, June 22. This comes as a result of a routine safety inspection which revealed the need for repairs to the bridge joint.

The closure will begin at 10pm on Saturday and will last until 5am the next morning. The same closure will occur on Sunday, June 16. The following weekend will see the same closure on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23, from 10pm to 5am. To maintain travel in both directions, a contraflow diversion for southbound traffic will be set up through the east tunnel starting from 9:30pm. Drivers traveling overnight this weekend will face a diversion if they are using the Dartford Crossing.

Originally, the west tunnel was also planned to close on Saturday night, but it will now remain open for northbound traffic with height restrictions for vehicles over 4.8m tall. National Highways has stated that the planned closure for routine maintenance and repairs on the QEII bridge for the following weekend will still take place as scheduled.

In addition to these closures, there are also other closures planned for the month, including regular weeknight closures of the east tunnel from 9pm to 6am between Monday, June 3 and Monday, July 1. However, the west tunnel will resume regular weeknight closures from July this year.

The Dartford Crossing, also known as the A282, connects directly to the M25 London Orbital Motorway at both ends and is one of the busiest motorways in Europe. Drivers should plan their journeys accordingly and be prepared for diversions and closures during these weekends. National Highways is working to ensure the safety and maintenance of the Dartford Crossing for all drivers.

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