Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: Weekly summary for Monday 11 May – Sunday 17 May 2015

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 8 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.

M2 junction 2, Kent: Signage investigation

A lane closure will be in place on the Medway Bridge on the London-bound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Monday 11 May. The London-bound exit slip road at junction 2 will be also closed. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 1.

M23 junction 11, Crawley, West Sussex: Sign renewal

Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday only) until the middle of May.

A2 Jubilee Way, Dover, Kent: Lighting replacement

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, from Monday 11 May until the end of May (Monday to Friday only). The coastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 11 May between the Guston roundabout and the Eastcliffe Viaduct. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A256 and the A20.

A21 Tonbridge to Pembury: Kent, Major improvement work

Two way traffic lights will be in place on the London-bound carriageway between Vauxhall and the Longfield roundabout overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 11 May for five nights. In addition there will be traffic lights in place on the coastbound Vauxhall entry slip road between 9.30am and 3.30pm from Monday 11 May for five days.

For further information visit the road project web page.

A23 Handcross to Warninglid, West Sussex: Improvement work

The coastbound entry slip road at Handcross will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 11 May for five nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A23 London-bound carriageway.

A27 Kingsham, West Sussex: New footbridge construction

Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will remain in place until mid July. Temporary pedestrian traffic lights will be in place on Hunston Road adjacent to the work access and across the A27 in both directions east of the roundabout and across Whyke Road. A 30mph speed limit will be in place between the Bognor and Stockbridge roundabouts. There will also be overnight lane closures in both directions.

A27 Poling to Hammerpot, West Sussex: Drainage

Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Tuesday 5 May (Monday to Friday only) until early 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

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.