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Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: weekly summary for Monday 1 February to Sunday 6 February 2016

Planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week.

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 29 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.

M20 junctions 5 to 7, Maidstone, Kent: drainage investigation

Work to improve journeys on the M20 at junction 6 will continue this week. The coastbound distributor road will be closed between junction 5 and 7 overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Monday 1 February. The London-bound distributor road will be closed between junction 7 and 5 overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Tuesday 2 February. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the M20.

M20 junction 7, Bearsted, Kent: carriageway investigation

Work to improve journeys on the M20 at junction 7 will continue this week. Lane closures will be in place on the London-bound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Thursday 4 February for 2 nights.

M20 junctions 9 to 10, Ashford, Kent: drainage investigation

Work to maintain journeys on the M20 at junction 9 will continue this week. A lane closure will be in place on the coastbound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Thursday 4 February.

M23 junction 9, West Sussex: carriageway investigation

Work to improve safety on the M23 at junction 9 will start this week. The coastbound exit slip road and one lane of the M23 coastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 4am, on Monday 1 February. In addition, the coastbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 1 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 10 and the A2011.

Lane closures will be in place on the London-bound entry and exit slip roads overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Tuesday 2 February.

M23 junction 10, West Sussex: carriageway investigation

Work to improve safety on the M23 at junction 10 will start this week. The London-bound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Wednesday 3 February for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M23. In addition, there will be a lane closure on the M23 coastbound slip road.

A2 Dunkirk to Harbledown, Kent: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys will start this week. The coastbound carriageway between Canterbury Road and the A28 will be closed overnight, between 7.30pm and 5am, from Monday 1 February for 7 consecutive nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A299 and the A256.

A20, Dover, Kent: litter clearing and road marking

Work to improve journeys on the A20 will start this week. The eastbound carriageway between the A260 and Western Heights Roundabout will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 1 February for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A260 and the B2011.

A20 Roundhill Tunnel, Kent: routine maintenance

Work to maintain journeys on the A20 starts this week. The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 1 February for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A259 and the A260.

A21 Tonbridge to Pembury, Kent: major improvement

Work to improve journeys on the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury will continue this week.

The London-bound exit and entry slip roads will be closed at the Vauxhall interchange overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 1 February for 5 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A2014 and the A26.

The scheme is due to be completed in December 2016. For further information visit the scheme page.

A21 Bewlwater, East Sussex: topographical survey

Work to improve journeys on the A21 near Bewlwater will start this week. There will be a lane closure and two way temporary traffic lights in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Wednesday 3 February.

A21 Barnetts Wood, Kent: drainage investigation

Work to maintain journeys by carrying out drainage investigations will continue this week. Lane closures will be in place on the London-bound carriageway between Philpots Lane and Medway viaduct overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Friday 5 February.

A23 Hickstead, A23, Hickstead, West Sussex: carriageway investigation

Work to improve road user safety on the A23 will start this week. Two way temporary traffic lights will be in place on the London-bound exit slip road at Hickstead overnight, between 7pm and 6am, on Wednesday 3 February. Temporary traffic lights will be in place on the roundabout between the London-bound entry and exit slip roads overnight, between 7pm and 6am, on Thursday 4 February.

A23 Pyecombe Cutting, East Sussex: geotechnical work

Work to maintain safety on the A23 will continue this week. The A281/A23 coastbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 1 February for 5 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the London-bound A23.

A27 Falmer Footbridge, East Sussex: bridge maintenance

Work to replace the ramp on the footbridge over the A27 at Falmer will start this week. The westbound exit slip road at the Falmer interchange will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Monday 1 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A27.

From Tuesday 2 February until completion of the scheme, narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will be in place on the westbound carriageway and the outside lane closed on the westbound exit slip road will be closed.

Work is due to be complete in May 2016.

A27 Selmeston, East Sussex: footpath resurfacing

Work to improve the footpath between the Salvidge Service Station and the Village Road junction will take place this week. Two way traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 5am, from Monday 1 February for 5 nights.

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Published 29 January 2016