Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex:

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 5 January but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

M2 junction 5, Sittingbourne, Kent: Pavement investigation

Lane closures will be in place on the eastbound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for six nights from Monday 5 January. Lane closures will be in place on the westbound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Saturday 10 January.

M20 junctions 10 to 11 Sellidge, Folkestone, Kent: Pavement investigation

Lane closures will be in place on the eastbound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for two nights from Monday 5 January. Lane closures will be in place on the westbound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for two nights from Wednesday 7 January.

M23 junctions 9 to 8, Crabhill, West Sussex: Embankment repair

Lane closures will be in place on the London-bound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 5am, (Monday to Friday) until Friday 30 January.

M23 junctions 8 to 9, West Sussex: Resurfacing

Lane closures will be in place on the coastbound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, until Friday 16 January.

A2 Jubilee Way, Dover, Kent: Lighting renewal & pavement investigations

One lane will be closed on the London-bound carriageway between the Port of Dover and Guston roundabouts overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Wedensday 7 January until the end of March.

Lane closures and temporary traffic lights will be in place between the Duke of York roundabout and Whitfield interchange overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Thursday 8 January.

A21 Sevenoaks Bypass, Kent: Central reservation replacement

Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will be in place in both directions between the Morleys roundabout and the A21/A25 junction from Friday 9 January until Monday 30 March.

A21 Whatlington, East Sussex: Pavement investigation

A lane closure and temporary traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 5 January. A259 Bexhill, East Sussex: Drainage work

A lane closure and temporary traffic lights will be in place on Little Common Road between 9am and 5pm and between 8pm and 6am (Monday to Friday only) from Monday 5 January.

Eastwood Road will be closed between 9am and 4pm for four days from Tuesday 6 January with a clearly signed diversion via Sutherland Avenue and Cranston Avenue.

A27 Crossbush, West Sussex: Resurfacing

The westbound carriageway will be closed between the Crossbush and Patcham interchanges overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Tuesday 6 January until Friday 27 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A280, A259 and A284.

A27 Falmer, East Sussex: Geotechnical investigation

Lane closures will be in place on the westbound carriageway between Falmer junction and the pedestrian underpass overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for three nights from Monday 5 January.

A27 Lyons Farm, Worthing, West Sussex: Resurfacing

A lane closure and 40mph speed limit will be in place on the westbound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for two nights from Saturday 10 January.

A27 Manor Road, Worthing, West Sussex: Footpath construction

Lane closures and a 40mph speed limit will continue on the westbound carriageway between the DVSA lay by and the Sussex Pad junction overnight, between 7.30pm and 6am, until Sunday 18 January.

Safety at roadworks

The Highways Agency is working with the industry and road users to reduce the risks of working on the roads. For the safety of road workers and all road users, when you are approaching roadworks:

  • keep within the speed limit – it is there for your safety.
  • get into the correct lane in good time – don’t keep switching.
  • concentrate on the road ahead, not the roadworks.
  • be alert for works’ traffic leaving or entering roadworks.
  • keep a safe distance – there could be queues in front.
  • observe all signs – they are there to help you.

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.