Press release

Lighting maintenance on the A20 near Folkestone, Kent

Lighting maintenance starts on the A20 next Monday (17 March) on the viaduct approaching the Roundhill Tunnel near Folkestone in Kent.


The work will upgrade the technology to prolong the life of the system and 20 lights will be replaced, to improve safety for road users. The work will involve overnight carriageway closures and is expected to be completed, weather permitting, on the morning of Friday 21 March.

Anita Waterton, Highways Agency Project Sponsor said:

The existing lighting is coming to the end of its life and needs to be replaced. The new lights will be more energy efficient and reduce light pollution. We have planned the work to take place overnight, when we know traffic flows are lowest, to minimise disruption.

The work will be carried out overnight, between 8pm and 6am.

Each carriageway will be closed separately, with the outside lane of the opposite carriageway closed and a 50mph speed limit in place, as follows:

  • The coastbound carriageway will be closed for two nights from Monday 17 March.
  • The Londonbound carriageway will be closed for two nights from Wednesday 19 March.

A fully signed diversion route will be in place via the A260 and A259.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer

Published 10 March 2014