Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: Weekly summary for Monday 1 June – Sunday 7 June 2015

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 29 May 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 8 Hollingbourne to 9 Ashford, Kent: Drainage investigation

Work to improve journeys by carrying out drainage investigations on the M20 between junction 8 (Hollingbourne) and junction 9 (Ashford) will start this week. Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 1 June for five nights. Work is due to finish on Friday 12 June.

M23 junctions 10 Copthorne to 11 Pease Pottage, West Sussex: Signage installation

Work to improve journeys by installing signage on the M23 between junction 10 (Copthorne) and junction 11 (Pease Pottage) will start this week. A lane closure will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 1 June for five nights. Work is due to finish on Friday 26 June.

A2 Jubilee Way, Dover, Kent: Lighting replacement

Work to improve road user safety by replacing the lighting on the A2 between the Port of Dover and the Guston Roundabout will continue this week. The coastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 1 June for five nights. In addition, a lane closure will be in place on the London-bound carriageway and the outer ring of Guston Roundabout will be closed during the same period. Work is due to finish on Friday 5 June.

A20 Dover, Kent: Singage installation

Work to improve journeys by installing signage on the eastbound carriageway between the Roundhill Tunnel and the Western Height roundabout will start this week. The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Sunday 7 June. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A260 and B2011.

A21 Tonbridge to Pembury, Kent: Major improvement work

Work to improve journeys by installing a new carriageway between Vauxhall and Pembury will continue this week. Two way traffic lights will be in place between Vauxhall and Longfield Roundabout overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 1 June for five nights. In addition lane closures will be in place between Longfield Roundabout and Pembury during the same period. Work is due to be complete in Spring 2017.

For further information visit: http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/a21-tonbridge-to-pembury-dualling/

A23 Gatwick Airport, West Sussex: Bridge joint replacement

Work to improve road user safety by carrying out bridge joint repair work between junction 9a (Gatwick) and the Airport Way roundabout will start this week. The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 1 June for two nights. The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 4am, from Wednesday 3 June for two nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M23. Work is due to be complete by Friday 5 June.

A27 Kingsham, West Sussex: New footbridge construction

Work to improve safety by installing a footbridge at Kingsham on the A27 near Chichester will continue this week. Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will remain in place throughout the construction period. In addition, temporary pedestrian traffic lights will be in place on Hunston Road across the A27, east of Whyke Roundabout and across Whyke Road in both directions.

In addition, a 30mph speed limit will be in place between the Bognor roundabout and the Stockbridge roundabout during the same period. Work is due to be complete in July.

A27 Poling to Hammerpot, West Sussex: Drainage repair

Work to improve road user safety by carrying out drainage repairs on the A27 between Poling and Hammerpot will continue this week. Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 1 June for five nights. The work is due to be complete in June.

Safety at roadworks:

Highways England 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.
  • And be alert for road workers, the roads are their workplace.

General enquiries

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