The A20 Surfacing in the Port of Dover: What Freight Haulage Drivers Need to Know
Attention all freight haulage drivers who are planning to travel westbound out of the Port of Dover next week – be prepared for some changes to your usual route. The A20 Surfacing project is set to take place from Monday, March 21st, 2000 – 0600hrs and is expected to last for around five days. During this time, the A20 will be closed westbound from the Port of Dover to the M20 Junction 13 for Ashford.
What Does This Mean for Freight Haulage Drivers?
To get to the M20, vehicles will need to follow diversion signs, which will take them onto the A2 and then diverted back down Whitfield Hill and through the Town before taking Folkestone Road to re-join the A20 at the Courtwood Interchange. Drivers wanting to go to MOTIS will need to head back into Dover from there.
It is important to note that this diversion route may add extra time to your journey, so it is recommended that you plan accordingly and allow for extra time in case of delays.
Why Is the A20 Surfacing Necessary?
The A20 Surfacing project is necessary to ensure that the road is safe and maintained properly for all users. The current road surface has reached the end of its life and needs to be replaced with a new, more durable surface to prevent further damage and ensure that the road remains safe for drivers.
How Will the A20 Surfacing Affect Traffic?
The A20 Surfacing project is likely to cause some disruption to traffic, especially for freight haulage drivers leaving the Port of Dover. It is important that all drivers follow the diversion signs and obey the speed limits and other road signs to ensure the safety of all road users. The A20 Surfacing project is a necessary inconvenience to ensure that the road remains safe and usable for all drivers.Back