Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: Weekly summary for Monday 12 January – Sunday 18 January 2015

This news article was withdrawn on 6 February 2015

This press release is no longer current.

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 9 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.

M2 junctions 6 to 5, Faversham, Kent: Sign installation

Lane one will be closed and a 50mph speed limit on the London-bound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 12 January until Wednesday 21 January (Monday to Friday only).

M20 junctions 5 to 6, Aylesford, Kent: Pavement and drainage investigation

The coastbound entry and exit slip roads at junction 5 and 6 will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Monday 12 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 7.

The London-bound entry and exit slip roads at junctions 6 and 5 will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am on Wednesday 14 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 4.

M20 junction 10, Ashford, Kent: Traffic signal renewal

Overnight lane closures will be in place on the approach to the roundabout at junction 10 in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 12 January until Friday 27 March. During this time the signals will remain off 24/7. Pedestrian crossings will also be closed with pedestrians following alternative suitable routes.

M23 junctions 9 to 8, Crabhill, West Sussex: Embankment repair

Lane closures will be in place on the London-bound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 5am, (Monday to Friday) until Friday 30 January. M23 junctions 8 to 9, West Sussex: Resurfacing

Lane closures will be in place on the coastbound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, until Friday 16 January.

A2 Bean Interchange, Dartford, Kent: Safety improvement

Lane closures and a 50mph speed limit will be in place on the London-bound carriageway along with a full closure of the London-bound entry slip road at the Bean Interchange overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 12 January for two nights. When the slip road is closed, a clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B255, A296 and the A282.

A2 Jubilee Way, Dover, Kent: Lighting renewal

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 Monday to Frinday only until the end of March.

A2070 Kings North, Kent: Pavement investigation

A lane closure and two way traffic light system will be in place on the A2070 between Park Farm roundabout and Stone Cross road overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 12 January.

A21 Sevenoaks Bypass, Kent: Central reservation replacement

The coastbound carriageway between the A21/A25 junction and the Morley’s Roundabout will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for three nights from Monday 12 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A25, A224 and the A225.

Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will continue to be in place 24/7 on the coastbound carriageway between the A21/A25 junction and Morley’s Roundabout.

The London-bound carriageway between the Morleys Roundabout and the A21/A25 junction will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for two nights from Thursday 15 January. There will be a fully signed diversion via the A225, A224 and A25. Work is due to finish end of March.

A23 Pease Pottage, West Sussex: Pavement Investigation

Lane closures will be in place in both directions between Pease Pottage and Handcross overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 12 January for four nights.

The coastbound exit slip road at Handcross will be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am on Friday 16 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B2114 junction.

A259 Bexhill, East Sussex: Drainage work and lighting renewal

A lane closure and temporary traffic lights will continue to be in place on Little Common Road between 9am and 5pm and between 8pm and 6am (Monday to Friday only) until mid-February.

Lane closures will continue to be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 5am, between Belle Hill and De La Warr Road, until Wednesday 14 January.

A27 Crossbush, West Sussex: Resurfacing

The westbound carriageway will be closed between the Crossbush and Patcham interchanges overnight, between 8pm and 6am, until Friday 27 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A280, A259 and A284.

A27 Fontwell, West Sussex: Lighting renewal

Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight,between 9.30am and 3.30pm and 8pm to 6am (Monday to Friday), from Monday 12 January. Work is due to finish by the end of March.

A27 Kingston to Lewes, East Sussex: Resurfacing

The westbound carriageway will be closed between the Patcham Interchange and the Falmer Interchange overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for four nights from Wednesday 14 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A259, A26 and A23.

A27 Southwick Tunnel, West Sussex: Routine maintenance

The tunnel will be closed in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for two nights from Friday 16 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A270 and the A293.

A27 Manor Road, Worthing, West Sussex: Footpath construction

Lane closures and a 40mph speed limit will continue on the westbound carriageway between the DVSA lay by and the Sussex Pad junction overnight, between 7.30pm and 6am, until Sunday 18 January.

Safety at roadworks

The Highways Agency 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

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

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