Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: Weekly summary for Monday 13 October–Sunday 19 October 2014

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

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M23 junctions 8 to 9, Coopers Hill, West Sussex: Viaduct replacement

Two narrow lanes and a 40 mph speed limit will continue to be in place in both directions using a contraflow 24 hours a day until the end of November.

A2 Boughton to Harbledown, Kent: Carriageway reconstruction

The coastbound carriageway between Brenley Corner and Harbledown will continue to be closed at weekends, from 8pm on Friday 17 October until 6am on Monday 20 October. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the A299 and A256. The work is due to finish on Monday 1 December.

A2 Pepperhill, Kent: Chevron signage

The exit slip road at Pepperhill will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 13 October for five nights. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the Gravesend junction.

A2070 South Wilesborough, Kent: Lighting Replacement

Lane closures and a temporary 50mph speed limit will be in place from Monday 13 October between the Cloverleaf junction (A2042) and the Finn Farm roundabout. Work will be carried out between 8.30am and 5pm, including weekends, until Friday 24 October.

A2070 Cheesemans Green / Finberry, Kent: New junction construction

Lane closures and a temporary 40mph speed limit will be in place between the Orbital Park roundabout and Cloverleaf junction (A2042) between 9.30am and 3.30pm with some lane or carriageway closures overnight, between 8pm and 6am, until the end of October.

A23 Handcross to Warninglid, West Sussex: Major improvement

Both carriageways will be closed between Handcross and Warninglid overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 13 October weekday nights only. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the A264, A24 and the A272. There will be a 40mph speed limit on approach to the closures.

A259 Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex: Street lighting

Lane closures will continue to be in place in both directions, between 9.30am and 3pm, between Belle Hill and De La Warr Road. Temporary traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday. Work is due to finish in early November.

A259 Brookland to Brenzett, East Sussex: Resurfacing

Both carriageways will be closed between the Brookland and Brenzett roundabouts overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 13 October for one week. Clearly signed diversion routes will be in place via the A259 and B2075 through Lydd and Camber.

A27 Adur Interchange, West Sussex: Lighting Installation

Entry and exit slip road closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, at the Adur interchange from Monday 13 October for four nights as follows:

  • Monday 13 October: westbound exit slip road will be closed. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the Lancing roundabout.
  • Tuesday 14 October: westbound entry slip road will be closed. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the Holmbush interchange. Lane one on the westbound carriageway will also be closed.
  • Wednesday 15 October: eastbound entry slip road will be closed. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the Lancing roundabout.
  • Thursday 16 October: eastbound exit slip road will be closed. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the Holmbush roundabout.

A27 Fontwell East Roundabout to Crossbush, Arundel, West Sussex: Resurfacing

Both carriageways will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, between Fontwell East roundabout and Crossbush from Monday 13 October for eight consecutive nights. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the A29 and A284.

A27 Offington Roundabout, East Sussex: Pavement Investigation

A lane closure and temporary traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, between the Offington Roundabout and the junction for Hollyacres for three nights from Monday 13 October.

A27 Southerham Roundabout, East Sussex: Pavement Investigation

A lane closure will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, between the River Ouse and the Southerham roundabout for two nights from Thursday 16 October.

A27 Southwick Tunnel, East Sussex: Routine maintenance

The Southwick Tunnel will be closed overnight in both directions, between 8pm and 6am, for two nights from Friday 17 October. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the A270 and A293.

A27 Whyke Roundabout, Chichester, West Sussex: Drainage Improvement

Lane closures will remain in place in both directions overnight on weeknights only, between 8pm and 6am, around the Whyke Roundabout.. Work is due to be completed in early December.

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.
Published 13 October 2014