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Traffic and travel conditions for the A2 16:44pm

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Traffic incidents

The following traffic incidents and congestion for A2 have been reported by Highways England, Traffic Scotland, Traffic Wales or Transport for London (TfL) in the last two hours:

ACCIDENT
Location: The A2 eastbound.
Lane closures: Lane one is closed.
Reason: Road traffic collision.
Status: Currently Active.
Time to clear: The event is expected to clear between 15:15 and 15:30 on 21 May 2024.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 14:45 and 15:00 on 21 May 2024.
Lanes closed: There is one of two lanes closed.
Nearest town: 2.92m from Dartford. CLEARED @ 13:03
CONGESTION
Location: The A2 eastbound entry slip from the M25 .
Reason: Congestion.
Status: Currently Active.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 13:30 and 13:45 on 21 May 2024.
Delay: There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 1.92m from Dartford. CLEARED @ 13:30
CONGESTION
Location: The A2 eastbound exit slip to the M25 .
Reason: Congestion.
Status: Currently Active.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 13:30 and 13:45 on 21 May 2024.
Delay: There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 1.81m from Dartford. CLEARED @ 13:30
CONGESTION
Location: The A2 eastbound entry slip from the M25 .
Reason: Congestion.
Status: Currently Active.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 13:00 and 13:15 on 21 May 2024.
Delay: There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 1.92m from Dartford. CLEARED @ 13:03


There are no current incidents in this location.

A2 Roadworks

The following roadworks have been reported by various highways agencies and official transport sources.Click on a roadworks item to view more details on the traffic map.

ROAD WORKS
Location: The A2 westbound between the A260and the junction with the A28 .
Reason: Roadworks scheme is planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 20:00 on 21 May 2024 to 06:00 on 24 May 2024.
Nearest town: 5.82m from Canterbury.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The A2 westbound between the A260and the junction with the A28 .
Lane closures: Lane one will be closed.
Reason: Roadworks are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 May 2024 to 23 May 2024.
Lanes Closed: There will be one of two lanes closed.
Nearest town: 5.82m from Canterbury.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The A2 westbound entry slip from the A260 .
Reason: Roadworks are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 May 2024 to 24 May 2024.
Lanes Closed: All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 5.61m from Canterbury.

A2

The A2 is a major primary route in Kent, southeast England and one of the oldest roads in Britain, as it originally dates back to the Romans who created Watling Street, parts of which form most of the A2 route today.

The A2 is one of the busiest roads in the country, with some sections of the motorway carrying over 50,000 vehicles a day. The busiest section is between Crossways and the Bean Interchange near Dartford, where almost 70,000 vehicles a day pass through.

The road is generally safe, with the reported accident rate historically being a third lower than the national average, mainly thanks to high levels of traffic calming and safety measures such as speed cameras and rumble strips. As the road is one of the more windy stretches of the UK motorway network, there is a very strong emphasis on keeping the speed of traffic down, with recorded accident and casualty statistics being very low.

The busiest times on the A2 are during weekday rush hour, with particularly busy periods on Fridays and Mondays when people are returning home from a weekend away. At weekends, the road is still busy but less so than weekday peak periods. Sunday afternoons are usually the peak times thanks to the influx of holiday makers travelling back to London and other major cities in the Southeast.


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Location: eastbound.

Lane Closures : Lane one is closed.

Due to: Road traffic collision.



Time To Clear : The event is expected to clear between 15:15 and 15:30 on 21 May 2024.

Normal traffic conditions are expected between 14:45 and 15:00 on 21 May 2024.

Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Nearest town: 2.92m from Dartford.

51.43-0.28

Location: eastbound entry slip from the M25 .

Due to: Congestion.



Normal traffic conditions are expected between 13:30 and 13:45 on 21 May 2024.

Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 1.92m from Dartford.

51.43-0.24

Location: eastbound exit slip to the M25 .

Due to: Congestion.



Normal traffic conditions are expected between 13:30 and 13:45 on 21 May 2024.

Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 1.81m from Dartford.

51.43-0.23

Location: eastbound entry slip from the M25 .

Due to: Congestion.



Normal traffic conditions are expected between 13:00 and 13:15 on 21 May 2024.

Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 1.92m from Dartford.

51.43-0.24

Location: westbound between the A260and the junction with the A28 .

Due to: Roadworks scheme is planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 May 2024 to 06:00 on 24 May 2024.
Nearest town: 5.82m from Canterbury.

51.2-1.17

Location: westbound between the A260and the junction with the A28 .

Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed.

Due to: Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 May 2024 to 23 May 2024.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Nearest town: 5.82m from Canterbury.

51.2-1.17

Location: westbound entry slip from the A260 .

Due to: Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 May 2024 to 24 May 2024.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 5.61m from Canterbury.

51.21-1.17