Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: Weekly summary for Monday 19 – Sunday 25 January 2015

This news article was withdrawn on 6 February 2015

This press release is no longer current.

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 16 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 junctions 5 to 6, Faversham, Kent: Carriageway surveys

Lane closures will be in place on the coastbound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Friday 23 January.

M2 junctions 6 to 5, Faversham, Kent: Sign installation

Lane one will continue to be closed with a 50mph speed limit on the London-bound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, until Wednesday 21 January.

One lane will be closed on the Londonbound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Thursday 22, Friday 23 and Sunday 25 January.

M20 junction 4, Maidstone, Kent: Carriageway surveys

Lane closures will be in place on the London-bound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for two nights from Monday 19 December.

Lane closures will be in place on the coastbound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for two nights from Wednesday 21 January.

M20 junction 10, Ashford, Kent: Traffic signal maintenance

Lane closures will remain in place on the approach to the roundabout at junction 10 overnight, between 8pm and 6am, until Friday 27 March. During this time the signals will remain off 24/7. Pedestrian crossings will also be closed with pedestrians following alternative suitable routes.

M20 junctions 11 to 10, Sellinge, Kent: Carriageway surveys

One lane will be closed on the London-bound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Friday 23 January.

M23 junctions 8 to 9, West Sussex: Resurfacing work

Lane closures and a 50mph speed limit will be in place on the coastbound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, until Friday 23 January.

A2 Bean Interchange, Dartford, Kent: Carriageway surveys

Lane closures will be in place on the coastbound entry and exit slip roads overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Wednesday 21 January.

Lane closures will be in place on the London-bound exit and entry slip roads overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Thursday 22 January.

A2 Brewers Lane, Cobham, Kent: Footpath and cycleway reconstruction

The existing footpath / cycleway will be closed from Monday 19 January along with a hardshoulder closure on the main carriageway between Shorne and Cobham on the coastbound carriageway.

There will also be two way traffic signals on Brewers Road. All work will be carried out between 8am and 5pm (Monday to Friday). Work is due to finish at the end of March.

A2 Jubilee Way, Dover, Kent: Lighting maintenance work

One lane will continue to be closed on the London-bound carriageway between the Port of Dover and Guston roundabouts overnight, between 8pm and 6am Monday to Friday only, until the end of March. One lane will be closed on the Guston Roundabout will also be closed during this time.

A2 Upper Harbledown, Kent: Carriageway surveys

A lane closure will be in place on the westbound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for one night on Monday 19 January.

A lane closure will be in place on the eastbound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Tuesday 20 January.

A20 Dover, Kent: Road marking maintenance

The eastbound carriageway will be closed between the B2011 and Limekiln roundabout overnight, between 8pm and 5am, on Monday 19 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B2011 and A256.

The westbound carriageway will be closed between the Limekiln and Western Heights roundabouts overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Tuesday 20 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A20, A256 and the B2011.

A2070 Kings North, Kent: Carriageway surveys

A lane closure and two way traffic lights will be in place between Park Farm roundabout and Stone Cross Road overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for one night on Friday 23 January.

A2070 Snave, Kent: Carriageway surveys

A lane closure and two way traffic lights will be in place between Snave South and Ham Mill Lane overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for two nights from Monday 19 January.

A23 Pease Pottage, West Sussex: Carriageway surveys

Lane closures will be in place in both directions between Pease Pottage and Handcross overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 12 January for four nights.

The coastbound exit slip road at Handcross will be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am on Friday 16 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B2114 junction.

A23 Pyecombe to Patching Interchange, East Sussex: Carriageway maintenance

Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 19 January up to and including Wednesday 21 January.

A259 Bexhill, East Sussex: Drainage work

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

A259 Bexhill, East Sussex: Carriageway surveys

Lane closures and temporary traffic lights will be in place on the A259 between Broadoak Lane and London Road overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for two nights from Wednesday 21 January.

A259 Rye, East Sussex: Drainage surveys

Lane closures and temporary traffic lights will be in place on the A259 between harbour Road and Sea Road overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for ten nights from Monday 19 January (Monday to Friday).

A27 Clapham Roundabout to Patching Interchange, East Sussex: Carriageway maintenance

Lane closures will be in place between the Patching interchange and Clapham roundabout in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Thursday 22 January.

A27 Crossbush, West Sussex: Resurfacing work

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

A27 Fontwell, West Sussex: Lighting renewal

Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight,between 9.30am and 3.30pm and 8pm to 6am (Monday to Friday), from Monday 12 January. Work is due to finish by the end of March.

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 the 30 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.