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Dartford Crossing set to be closed this weekend to complete “vital” works

PUBLISHED: 14:48 17 March 2016 | UPDATED: 14:48 17 March 2016

QEII Bridge at Dartford

QEII Bridge at Dartford

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The bridge will be closed on Friday and Saturday

Drivers are being warned the QEII Bridge is facing overnight closures this weekend.

On Friday and Saturday night, vital maintenance work will be carried out on the bridge bearings, which will be replaced to allow the structure to expand and contract with changes in temperature.

The works, which had been planned for last weekend, couldn’t be completed due to unforeseen circumstances.

On Friday, the bridge will be closed between 11pm and 6am, while on Saturday the bridge will be closed from 10pm to 6am.

Southbound traffic will be diverted through the east tunnel, leaving a height restriction of 4.8metres for northbound traffic.

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