Public Notice from Kent County Council re temporary closure of A2




A2 High Street, Newington






Because of gas mains replacement works, Kent County Council has made an Order prohibiting through traffic on the A2 High Street, Newington, from 2 April for up to 3 weeks.


The A2 will be closed between the junctions with Wickham Close and Bull Lane. 


The alternative motorway route is via A2 Keycol Hill, A249 Maidstone Road, M2 from Junction 5 to Junction 4, A278 Hoath Way, A2 London Road and A2 High Street.


The alternative route for non-motorway traffic is via A2 Keycol Hill, A249 Maidstone Road, Detling Hill, Sittingbourne Road, Bearsted Road, Penenden Heath Road, Sandling Lane, A229 Running Horse Roundabout, Chatham Road, Maidstone Road, A230 Horsted Way, Maidstone Road, A2 Best Street, Union Street, New Road, Chatham Hill, Rainham Road, Watling Street, Sovereign Boulevard, Watling Street, London Road and High Street.


A 7.5 Tonne weight restriction (except for access) will be imposed on the following roads, when the relevant signage is in place:

Spade Lane, Mill Lane, Breach Lane, Lower Hartlip Hill, Playstool Road, Church Lane, Bull Lane, Callaways Lane and Rook Lane.





John Burr, Director of Highways

Kent County Council, County Hall, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ

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