Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: weekly summary for Monday 13 March to Sunday 19 March 2017

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 10 March 2017 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.

A2 Gravesend, Kent: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing sections of the carriageway on the A2 between the Hall Road junction and the B255 Bean junction continues this week. Lane closures will be in place on the eastbound carriageway between Bean & Pepperhill overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 13 March for three nights. In addition, the eastbound entry slip will be closed from the A2260 at Ebbsfleet. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A2260, A226 and B262.

The eastbound carriageway will be closed between the B255 junction at Bean and the Hall Road overbridge overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Thursday 16 March for three nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B255, A226, A2260, A226 and B262.

Work is due to be completed at the end of March 2017.

A2 Dover, Kent: bridge inspections

Works to improve safety by carrying out bridge inspections takes place this week on the A2 Jubilee Way. Lane 1 will be closed on the westbound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 13 March for three nights.

A20 Dover, Kent: street lighting maintenance

Works to improve journeys take place this week on the A20 between York Street and the Limekiln roundabout. Lane 2 will be closed in both directions, between 7am and 6pm, from Tuesday 14 March for four days. Works are scheduled to be complete by the end of March.

A21 Tonbridge to Pembury, Kent: major improvement

Work to improve journeys by widening the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury 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. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the A228 and the A21.

Two way temporary traffic lights will be in place on the A21 overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 13 March for five nights.

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

M20 junctions 3 to 5 Maidstone, Kent: surveys

Work to improve journeys by carrying out surveys in preparation for the M20 junctions 3 to 5 smart motorway improvements continues this week. Various lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 13 March for five nights. Surveys are due to be completed in April 2017.

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

Work to improve journeys by carrying out surveys in preparation for the M23 juntions 8 to 10 smart motorway improvements continues this week. Various lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 13 March for five nights. Surveys are due to be completed in April 2017.

A23 West Sussex: vegetation clearance

Work to improve journeys by clearing vegetation take place this week on the A23 between Pease Pottage and Patcham. There will be various slip road closures in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 13 March for five nights. Clearly signed diversion will be in place via the next junction. Work is due to be completed at the end of April.

A249 Sheppey, Kent: safety improvements

Work to improve safety on the Sheppey Crossing continues this week. Lane closures will be in place in both directions between Cowstead corner and the Grovehurst junction, between 9am and 4pm, from Monday 13 March for five days. Work is due to be completed by the end of March.

A2070 Park Farm, Kent: carriageway improvements

Work to improve safety on the A2070 between Ashford Road and Bad Munsteriefel Road continues this week. The carriageway will be closed in both directions, overnight between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 13 March for five nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Hamstreet Road/Ashford Road and the A2041. Work is due to be completed by the end of March 2017.

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
Published 13 March 2017