Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: weekly summary for Monday 12 October to Sunday 18 October 2015

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 9 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 junctions 4 Gillingham to 6 Faversham, Kent: joint and bearing replacement

Work to maintain journeys by undertaking bridge joint and bearing replacement on the M2 between junctions 4 (Gillingham) and 6 (Faversham) will continue this week. There will be 24 hour hard shoulder closures and a 50mph speed limit in place on both carriageways.

The local roads Mount Lane and Bottom Pond Road will be closed underneath the motorway until October. Clearly signed diversions will be in place for these local roads.

M20 junction 7 Detling, Kent: drainage investigation

Work to maintain journeys by undertaking drainage investigations on the M20 at junction 7 will start this week. There will be lane one closures in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 12 October for 5 nights. The coastbound entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Monday 12 October. The London-bound entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Wednesday 14 October. Clearly signed diversions will be in place for these closures.

A20/A260 Courtwood, Dover, Kent: drainage repair

Work to maintain journeys by carrying out drainage repair work continues this week.

The eastbound carriageway at the Roundhill Tunnel will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5am, on Wednesday 14 October. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A259 and A260.

In addition, there will be a lane closure with one lane remaining open between White Horse Hill junction and Courtwood interchange overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 12 October for 5 nights. Work is due to be complete at the end of October.

A21 Tonbridge to Pembury, Kent: major improvement work

Work to improve journeys on the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury will continue this week.

  • Monday 12 October and Tuesday 13 October: the London-bound carriageway will be closed between Longfield Roundabout and the Vauxhall Interchange, and the junction of the A21 with Half Moon Lane will be closed
  • Wednesday 14 October and Thursday 15 October: the carriageway will be closed in both directions between Longfield Roundabout and the Vauxhall Interchange
  • Friday 16 October: the London-bound carriageway will be closed between Longfield Roundabout and the Vauxhall Interchange

Throughout the week there will be a lane closure on Longfield Road Roundabout with 1 lane remaining open. All work will be carried out overnight between 8pm and 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A228, A26 to rejoin the A21.

For further information visit the scheme website.

A27 Fitzalan Bridge, Arundel, West Sussex: bridge refurbishment work

Work to maintain journeys by carrying out essential bridge refurbishment work continues this week. The carriageway and footbridge will be closed in both directions between Ford roundabout and the Causeway roundabout from 8pm on Saturday 17 October until 6am on Monday 19 October. Pedestrians will be escorted over the bridge when it is safe to do so. A clearly signed diversion via the A259 will be in place and all work is due to be complete by the beginning of November.

A27 Southwick Tunnel, West Sussex: tunnel maintenance

Work to maintain journeys by carrying out tunnel maintenance work will start this week. The A27 will be closed at the Southwick tunnel overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Friday 16 October for 2 consecutive nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A270 and A293.

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Published 9 October 2015