To start the new year Highway England has confirmed that there will be large-scale closures on Dartford Crossing.

Highways England has confirmed that parts of Dartford Crossing will close overnight between January 2 to January 7.

The works are taking place on the Northbound East tunnel - heading into Essex - to ensure the improvements happen as quickly as possible.

The closures will take place every day during this period between 8.30pm and 5.30am.

Double check with live traffic updates before you travel in order to guarantee the easiest journey.

The closures are to ensure the route remains safe by performing routine maintenance.

There will be diversions in place for oversized vehicles, so keep an eye out when travelling on the Dartford Crossing.