The work is expected to begin at the end of October or the beginning of November and is due to last for five months.Alan Austen, from Darlington, was charged with one count of dangerous driving and another count of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and will stand trial at Maidstone Crown Court in February having denied both.
We will require narrow lanes and a temporary 50mph speed limit on the M20 for safety reasons to do this, as we will work very close to the carriageway."Main construction for the footbridge is planned to start this winter and will carry on until Easter.“We have carried out ground engineering and surveys, which didn’t have any impact on the M20, and are now finalising designs for the new bridge.“Once designs have been completed, we will start to demolish of the old ramps and then build the new piers.The new bridge covers the same footprint as the old one and some of the existing foundations will be re-used.
In order to carry out the works A-one , the contractors behind the build, will implement lane closures and 24/7 speed restrictions of 50mph along with closures of hard shoulders and slip roads.
A Highways England spokesman confirmed works are planned for the winter.
She said: "Plans are well under way to design and build a new footbridge to replace the East Street bridge, which spans the M20 near Maidstone and collapsed after a lorry collision during the bank holiday weekend of August 2016.
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