M26 | Kent | Carriageway Closure | Expect Delays

The M26 is currently closed from J2a to J3 with delays of at least 15 minutes covering several miles of the eastbound carriageway. This closure is due to a road traffic collision and Highways England has resources deployed working hard to restore normal conditions as soon as possible.

For traffic approaching the closure locally, you are advised to expect disruption with extra journey time and may potentially have to re-route your journey.  If travelling towards this area from much farther afield, you may wish to change your strategic route, allow extra travel time and follow guidance from our on-road variable message signs and media.

Diversion route details and guidance is as follows: exit at J2a and take the third exit on to the A20 southbound. Bear left to remain on the A20 eastbound. At Leybourne turn right on to Ashton Road and then turn right on to the A228 northbound to M20 J4.

Further incident information is available from Highways England by visiting our www.trafficengland.com website and travel apps, or via our @HighwaysSEAST regional twitter feed. For urgent real time assistance, our 24/7 contact centre team is able to provide up to the minute information on 0300 123 5000.

Highways England has been working closely with our emergency services colleagues Kent Police, who led the response to this incident.

Last updated on: 16/08/2019 03:29