Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: weekly summary for Monday 13 July to Sunday 19 July 2015

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 10 July 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.

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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. The carriageway will be closed in both directions between junctions 4 (Gillingham) and 5 (Stockbury) overnight, between 9pm and 5am, on Monday 13 July. A fully signed diversion route will be in place via the A249, M20 and the A229.

In addition, Mount Lane and Bottom Pond Road will be closed underneath the motorway 24/7 until September. Clearly signed diversions for these local roads will be in place.

M20 junctions 9 Ashford to 10 Kennington, Kent: carriageway investigation

Work to improve journeys on the M20 between junctions 9 (Ashford) and 10 (Kennington) by carrying out investigation work will continue this week. Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 13 July for 3 nights.

M23 junctions 8 (M25) to 9 Gatwick, West Sussex: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing the carriageway on the M25 between junctions 8 (M25) and 9 (Gatwick) will continue this week. Lane closures will be in place on the southbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 13 July for 2 nights..

A2/A2260 Ebbsfleet, Kent: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys on the A2 at Ebbsfleet by carrying out resurfacing will continue this week. The coastbound carriageway will be closed between the entry and exit slip road at Ebbsfleet overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Thursday 16 July for 2 nights. A fully signed diversion will be in place via the exit slip road at Ebbsfleet interchange and rejoin via the entry slip road.

The slip roads will be closed at the Ebbsfleet junction in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 13 July for 3 nights and also on Saturday 18 July. In addition, the two roundabouts at Ebbsfleet along with the link road will also be closed at these times. Work is due to finish by the end of July. A fully signed diversion will be in place via the A2260, A226 and the B262.

A2070 Brenzett, Kent: signage

Work to keep road users informed by installing and renewing signs at Brenzett Roundabout will start this week. Four-way traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 13 July for 5 nights.

A21 Tonbridge to Pembury, Kent: major improvement work

Work to improve journeys on the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury will continue this week and is due to be complete in spring 2017. The carriageway between Quarry Hill and Longfield will be closed in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Friday 17 July. A fully signed diversion will be in place via A26, A2014, Vale Road, Hadlow Road, Maidstone Road and the A228. In addition, temporary two-way traffic lights will be in place between Vauxhall and Longfield overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 13 July for 4 nights. For further information visit the road project pages.

A259 Guestling Bradshaw, East Sussex: signage

Work to keep road users informed at Guestling Bradshaw will start this week. Two-way traffic lights will be in place between Chapel Lane and Guestling Bradshaw School between 9am and 3pm from Monday 13 July for 2 days.

A27 Ford, West Sussex: drainage investigations

Work to maintain road user safety by carrying out drainage investigation work between Ford roundabout and Park Farm Road junction will start this week. Two-way traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 13 July (Monday to Friday only). Work is due to finish end of July.

A27 Hankham, West Sussex: central reservation investigation

Work to improve road user safety between Hankham and Pevensey will start this week. Two-way traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 13 July for 3 nights.

A27 Holmbush, West Sussex: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing the carriageway between Holmbush and Hangleton interchange will start this week. The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 13 July for 4 nights. Work is due to finish at the end of July. A fully signed diversion will be in place via the A270 and the A293.

A27 Kingsham, West Sussex: new footbridge construction

Work to improve safety by installing a footbridge at Kingsham on the A27 near Chichester will continue this week. Lane closures will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, in both directions from Monday 13 July for 5 nights. Narrow lanes and a temporary 50mph speed limit will remain in place throughout the construction period. In addition, temporary pedestrian traffic lights will be in place on Hunston Road across the A27, east of Whyke Roundabout and across Whyke Road in both directions. A temporary 30mph speed limit will be in place between the Bognor roundabout and the Stockbridge roundabout during the same period. Work is due to be complete in July.

A27 Southwick Tunnel, West Sussex. tunnel maintenance

Work to maintain journeys by carrying out tunnel maintenance will start this week. The tunnel will be closed in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Friday 17 July for 2 nights. A fully signed diversion will be in place via the A270 and the A293.

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
  • 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.

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Published 10 July 2015