Temporary Overnight closures of A2 High Street, Newington on 23 and 24 August

Temporary Overnight closures of part of A2 High Street, Newington, near Sittingbourne are planned for 23 and 24 August.

Closures are from 8.00 pm through until approximately 5.00 am each night and the A2 High Street will be closed between the junctions with Playstool Road and Callaways Lane.

~ There will be no direct access between Sittingbourne and Rainham using the A2, during these works ~

The alternative routes are:  (click on route for map)

For motorway traffic via A2 Keycol Hill, A249 Maidstone Road, M2 from Junction 5 to Junction 4, A278 Hoath Way, A2 London Road and A2 High Street.

For non-motorway traffic via A2 Keycol Hill, A249 Maidstone Road, Detling Hill, Sittingbourne Road, Bearsted Road, Wat Tyler Way, A229 Upper Stone Street, Sheal’s Crescent, A229 Hayle Road, Bishops Way, A229 Fairmeadow, Royal Engineers Road, Chatham Road, Maidstone Road, A230 Horsted Way, Maidstone Road, A2 Best Street, Brookside, Union Street, New Road, Chatham Hill, Rainham Road, Watling Street, Sovereign Boulevard, Watling Street, London Road and High Street

For light traffic under 6’ 6” wide via A2 Key Street Roundabout, Chestnut Street (note 6’ 6” width restriction), Wormdale Hill, Wormdale Road, Bull Lane and Playstool

Access to the remainder of the A2 continues from either direction up to where the road is actually closed, but there will be no through access during the works.

Various side-roads will be closed at their junctions with the A2 as the works progress, with local diversions signposted on site.

The works have been timed to be carried out overnight during the school holidays, to reduce their impact

Some delays are to be expected, especially earlier in the evenings, so it is recommended that motorists allow extra time for their journeys or consider using alternative routes during these works.

These works are weather dependent, and if adverse conditions prevent works being fully completed within the planned dates given, the duration may need to be extended or some works re-scheduled.