We use essential cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set analytics cookies that help us make improvements by measuring how you use the site. These will be set only if you accept.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our cookies page.

Essential Cookies

Essential cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. For example, the selections you make here about which cookies to accept are stored in a cookie.

You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytics Cookies

We'd like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify you.

Third Party Cookies

Third party cookies are ones planted by other websites while using this site. This may occur (for example) where a Twitter or Facebook feed is embedded with a page. Selecting to turn these off will hide such content.

Skip to main content

M20 overnight closures - traffic diversions to A20

By Lisa Westcott Lenham Parish Council

Monday, 25 September 2023


Lenham Parish Council Contributor


Lenham Parish Council has been notified by National Highways that the M20 will be closed overnight between junctions 8 and 9 to do work on the M20 Moveable Barrier.

The closures / diversions will tke place as follows:

Coastbound slip road closures

The coastbound M20 junction 9 entry slip road will be closed from:

  • 9:00pm Monday 25 September until 6:00am Tuesday 26 September 2023

Diverion route: A clearly signed diversion route will be in place taking traffic coastbound along the A20, A28, A2070, A20 then back onto the M20.

The coastbound M20 junction 9 exit slip road will be closed from:

  • 9:00pm Tuesday 26 September until 6:00am Wednesday 27 September 2023
  • 9:00pm Wednesday 27 September until 6:00am Thursday 28 September 2023
  • 9:00pm Thursday 28 September until 6:00am Friday 29 September 2023
  • 9:00pm Friday 29 September until 6:00am Saturday 30 September 2023

Diversion route: Traffic will be directed to continue to junction 10A where they can turn around and exit the M20 at junction 9 on the London-bound side.

Coastbound overnight closure

The M20 coastbound between junctions 7 and 9 will be closed overnight from:

  • 9:00pm Sunday 1 October until 6:00am Monday 2 October 2023

Diversion route: A clearly signed diversion route will be in place taking traffic coastbound along the A249, M2, A2, A20, then back onto the M20.

Everyone is advised that there will be an increase in local traffic as a result of these closures / diversions.

Contact Information

Lisa Westcott

  • 01622 829034

Find Lenham Parish Council

Lisa Westcott, (Clerk to Lenham Parish Council), Lenham, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 2QD


Additional Information

For all comments, feedback, suggestions and enquiries in relation to the activities performed by the Lenham Parish Council, please contact the Parish Council Clerk, Mrs Lisa Westcott: 01622 829034 (10am - 1pm Tuesday to Thursday) 1A High Street Lenham Kent ME17 2QD