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Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: weekly summary for Monday 10 to Sunday 16 October 2016

Summary of 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 7 October 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 1, Cobham, Kent: resurfacing

Work by Kent County Council to improve journeys by resurfacing the A289 begins this week. Both entry slip roads at junction 1 of the M2 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Thursday 13 October for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A2 Watling Street, Rede Court Road, A226 Gravesend Road, Rochester Road, Old Road East, Valley Drive and the A2.

For further information on the project, please visit Kent County Council’s website.

M2 junctions 6 - 7, Faversham, Kent: drainage survey

Work to maintain safety by surveying drainage systems continues this week. The eastbound exit slip road at junction 7 will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Tuesday 11 October. The westbound entry slip road at junction 7 will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Wednesday 12 October. Lane closures will be in place on the junction 7 roundabout overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Thursday 13 October for 2 nights. Work is due to be complete by the end of October.

M20 junction 4, Maidstone, Kent: junction improvement

Work by Kent County Council to improve journeys by adding an additional lane to the roundabout continues this week. Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will be in place on both carriageways underneath the roundabout for the duration of scheme. A lane closure and 30mph speed limit will be in place on the southbound section of the roundabout. Lane 1 of the westbound entry slip road will be closed.

For further information on the project, please visit Kent County Council’s website.

M20 junctions 6 Maidstone – 9 Ashford, Kent: motorway improvement work

Work to improve journeys by undertaking vegetation clearance, gully clearance, litter picking and road sweeping will take place this week.

The junction 9 eastbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Monday 10 October. The junction 6 eastbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Tuesday 11 October.

The junction 7 eastbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Wednesday 12 October.

The junction 7 westbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Thursday 13 October for 2 nights.

Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the next available junction.

M23 junctions 11 – 9, Crawley to Gatwick Airport, Sussex: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys on the M23 continues this week. The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 10 October for 7 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A2011. There will be lane closure on southbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 10 October for 7 nights.

A20 Dover, Kent: junction improvement work

Work by the Port of Dover to improve journeys on the A20 continues this week. Phased works continue at the York Street junction and at the Union Street junction. Lane closures will be in place in both directions between the Limekiln and Woolcomber junctions. There will be no right turn facility along the section of the A20 for both eastbound and westbound traffic.

Clearly signed diversions will be in place to direct traffic through the works.

For more information on the project, visit the Port of Dover’s website.

A20 Western Heights to Courtwood. Kent: carriageway survey

Work to improve journeys between Western Heights junction and Courtwood junction takes place this week. Lane 1 on the westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 10 October for 5 nights.

A21 Tonbridge to Pembury, Kent: major improvement

Work to improve journeys on the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury continues this week. A 40mph speed limit remains in place 24/7 between the Vauxhall interchange and the A228.

The London-bound carriageway between Longfield Roundabout and Vauxhall interchange and the coastbound carriageway between Quarry Hill and Longfield roundabout will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 10 October for 5 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A26, A2014, A26 and A228. In addition, Longfield Road will be closed in both directions between Longfield roundabout and Knights Park roundabout overnight, between 8pm and 6am, during the same time. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Liptraps Lane, Birken Road and the A264.

Tonbridge Road will remain closed after Pembury Hospital up to and including Longfield Road roundabout until Spring 2017. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A228 and the A21.

The scheme is due to be complete in spring 2017.

For further information, visit the scheme website.

A27 Falmer, East Sussex: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing continues this week between Coldean junction and Falmer interchange. The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 10 October for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A27, A26, A259 and A23.

A27 Portslade, Brighton: tunnel maintenance

Work to preserve the road network by maintaining the Southwick Tunnel takes place this week. The tunnel will be closed in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Friday 14 October for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A270 and A293.

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Published 7 October 2016