Dartford Crossing closed at weekend

Southend Standard: Dartford Crossing closed at weekend Dartford Crossing closed at weekend

PART of the Dartford Crossing will be closed overnight on Saturday.

Both tunnels of the northbound crossing will be closed for an emergency exercise with emergency services and tunnel staff.

The Southbound Queen Elizabeth II bridge will remain open to southbound traffic.

Emergency exercises are carried out on a regular basis to ensure that the Highways Agency and the emergency services are equipped and ready to deal with incidents that may occur within the tunnels.

The closure, between junction 2 (A2) and junction 31 (A1306), will be in place between 10pm Saturday and 4am Sunday.

A clearly signed diversion route will be in place on when both tunnels are closed via the A2, A201 Blackwall Tunnel and A13.

Drivers are advised to plan ahead and leave extra time for their journeys.

The Blackwall tunnel has a height restriction of 4.0m (13’0”) and is classed as ‘ADR Category E’ for hazardous goods. Any vehicles above this height restriction or carrying dangerous goods will be diverted via the clockwise M25.

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7:15pm Wed 7 May 14

Kim Gandy says...

No trips south of the river for me this weekend then.
No trips south of the river for me this weekend then. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -1

9:12pm Wed 7 May 14

Adrenaline_Junkie says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
No trips south of the river for me this weekend then.
I never thought you left Rayleigh anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: No trips south of the river for me this weekend then.[/p][/quote]I never thought you left Rayleigh anyway. Adrenaline_Junkie
  • Score: 7

11:24pm Wed 7 May 14

d_2da_ougle says...

to be fair to them its the only time apart from maintence that i agree with a bloody closure about time they done some training
to be fair to them its the only time apart from maintence that i agree with a bloody closure about time they done some training d_2da_ougle
  • Score: 6

7:43am Thu 8 May 14

Barry Bas says...

I'm surprised that there isn't some way of diverting the north bound traffic over the bridge should the need arise.
I'm surprised that there isn't some way of diverting the north bound traffic over the bridge should the need arise. Barry Bas
  • Score: 13

2:06pm Thu 8 May 14

southend_Dave says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
No trips south of the river for me this weekend then.
its only 10pm till 4am.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: No trips south of the river for me this weekend then.[/p][/quote]its only 10pm till 4am. southend_Dave
  • Score: 5

9:28pm Thu 8 May 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
No trips south of the river for me this weekend then.
Why not use your broomstick?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: No trips south of the river for me this weekend then.[/p][/quote]Why not use your broomstick? ThisYear
  • Score: 5

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