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M2 junction 5 improvement scheme - update

By Wendy Licence Newington Parish Council

Friday, 20 January 2023

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Here is the latest on the eastbound slip roads from National Highways:

We’ve made good progress on the slips, however due to the cold weather predicted this week, we’re unable to complete the last stages of the work – putting down the final layer of surfacing, and line painting.

The temperatures being forecast are too low for us to carry out this work. To ensure the final surface is safe and will last, surfacing needs to be done when the temperatures are consistently a few degrees above zero. If we carry out the work when it’s too cold, the surface quickly freezes, becomes brittle and could crack, meaning we’d need to return and resurface the slips again, causing further disruption.

We’re now planning to reopen the eastbound slip roads by Monday 30 January, subject to weather conditions.

You can find out more on the project webpage.

This service is provided free of charge by National Highways. Visit us on the web at https://www.nationalhighways.co.uk

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Wendy Licence

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Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 7JJ

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