Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: weekly summary for Monday 12 December to Sunday 18 December 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 8 December 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, Sittingbourne, Kent: carriageway strengthening

Work to improve safety by strengthening the carriageway continue this week. Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit are in place on both carriageways until the end of December.

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 will be closed.

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

M20 junctions 9 to 13, Ashford to Folkestone, Kent: vegetation clearance

Work to improve journeys take place this week between junction 9 and 13 and is due to be completed by Tuesday 20 December. There will be lane 1 closures in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 12 December for 5 nights.

M20 junctions 8 to 5, Kent: drainage clearance

Work to improve safety by undertaking drainage clearance take place this week. There will be lane 3 closures at various locations on the westbound carriageway between junctions 8 and 5 overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 12 December for 5 nights.

M20 junctions 3 to 5, Kent: surveys

Work to improve journeys commence this week on the M20 between junctions 3 & 5 by carrying out surveys and is due to be completed in April 2017. There will be various lane closures in place on both carriageways overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 12 December for 5 nights.

M23 junctions 9 to 11, Crawley, Sussex: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by undertaking resurfacing commence this week and is due to finish by the end of December. The southbound carriageway will be closed between junctions 9 and 11 overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 12 December for 7 nights. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the M23, A23 and A2011.

M23 junctions 8 to 10a, South Nutfield to Crawley: surveys

Work to improve journeys continue this week on the M23 between junctions 8 and 10a by carrying out surveys and is due to be completed in April 2017. There will be various lane closures in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 12 December for 5 nights.

A2 Thanington, Kent: litter clearance

Work by Kent County Council to improve journeys by clearing litter take place this week on the A2 between Thanington Road and the Nackington Road overbridge. There will be lane 1 closure on the westbound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 5 December for 5 nights.

A20 Dover, Kent: junction improvement work

Work by the Port of Dover to improve journeys on the A20 continues this week. Phased work continues at the York Street junction and at the Union Street junction. Lane closures remain 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.

A21 Kippings Cross, Kent: carriageway works

Works to improve journeys by resurfacing sections of the carriageway continue this week between Vauxhall lane and Kippings Cross and is due to be completed in January 2017. The A21 will be closed in both directions beween the A264 Pembury Road and B2162 Lamberhurst Road junctions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 12 December for 4 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A264, A267, A265 and A21.

Temporary traffic signals will be in place at Kippings Cross overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Friday 16 December.

A21 Tonbridge to Pembury, Kent: major improvement

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

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

Two way traffic lights will be in place on the A21 overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 12 December for five nights.

The scheme is due to be completed in summer 2017. For further information, visit the scheme website.

A26 Beddingham to Newhaven, Sussex: vegetation clearance

Work to improve journeys by undertaking vegetation clearance take place this week.

Temporary traffic signals in place between Beddingham junction and Newhaven junction overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 12 December for 5 nights.

A27 Havant to Shoreham, Sussex: vegetation clearance

Work to improve journeys by undertaking vegetation clearance continues this week. There will be lane 1 closures at various locations between Havant and Shoreham overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 12 December for 5 nights.

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Published 12 December 2016