Diversion in place as M25 clockwise near Swanley is closed for emergency repairs

An infrastructure defect has prompted part closure of the M25 and a diversion for drivers to follow.

Engineers are currently on site at junction 3 clockwise at Swanley and have had to close a stretch of the road at the last minute today (March 7).

National Highways said in a statement that specialist engineers are working on a permanent repair to damage on the carriageway, resulting in the protracted closure.

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Motorists are being directed to follow the diversion via the A20 exit and entry slip roads.

At its height, there were 11 miles of queues.

National Highways said in a tweet: “The M25 is CLOSED clockwise within J3 Swanley due to an infrastructure defect.

“Diversion via the exit and entry slip roads. Delays are expected on the approach. Drivers are advised to allow extra time for their journeys.”

They later added: “Engineers have advised that due to the nature of the damage to the carriageway, a permanent repair will be needed to make safe for traffic to use.

“This will be protracted with the closure remaining in place until at least 6am tomorrow (March 8).”

KCC Highways said: ” National Highways representatives are in attendance and advised the closure is likely to remain in place until at least tomorrow morning to allow repairs to take place.

“Diversion via the exit and entry slip roads at J3. Delays are expected on the approach and surrounding areas. Please allow extra time for their journey.”

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Article Source: Kent Live