Drivers are being warned of two weeks of overnight closures for part of the London-bound carriageway of the M2.

The M2/A2 in Kent will close overnight for essential maintenance work, starting Monday, July 8.

This work will include tasks such as resurfacing at various locations, replacing lighting, litter picking, vegetation clearance, removing any debris or old traffic management equipment, and carriageway sweeping.

To ensure safety during operations, the team will close the London-bound carriageway from M2 junction 2 to the A2 Darenth junction with the M25 overnight.

These closures will take place from Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12 and from Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19, between 9pm and 6am each day.

Officials urge drivers to allow extra time during their journeys and follow the official diversion route signposted: m2-a2-diversion.

The closures have been organised by National Highways, the government-owned company responsible for maintaining and operating England’s motorways and major A roads.

More information on this and other South East maintenance schemes can be found online at the National Highways website.

Real-time traffic information is also available on their website, via local and national radio travel bulletins, electronic road signs, mobile apps and via their X page @HighwaysSEAST.