M20 re-opens 24 hours early after footbridge installed

The new footbridge in place on the M20 Credit: Highways England

The M20 has fully reopened after work to install a new footbridge was completed a day ahead of schedule.

The motorway was due to be closed between junctions four and six am on Monday morning.

But Highways England announced last night that the work had finished earlier than planned.

The completed footbridge Credit: Highways England

The closure was in place to allow for the installation of a new Teapot Lane footbridge near Aylesford station.

The old bridge was replaced to increase the height of the bridge.

Highways England are converting the hard shoulder to a live lane as part of the junction 3 to 5 smart motorway works.

The old footbridge was removed in September, closing the motorway between Junction 4 for Leybourne and Junction 6 at Blue Bell Hill.