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Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: weekly summary for Monday 14 December to Sunday 20 December 2015

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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 11 December 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 3 Chatham to 5 Stockbury, Kent: resurfacing

Work to maintain journeys by resurfacing sections of the carriageway on the M2 between junction 3 (Chatham) and junction 5 (Stockbury) will continue this week. The London-bound carriageway between junctions 4 and 3 will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5am, on Monday 14 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A249, M20 and A229.

M2 junction 5 Stockbury to junction 6 Sittingbourne, Kent: joint and bearing replacement

Work to maintain journeys by carrying out joint and bearing replacement on the M2 between junction 5 (Stockbury) and junction 6 (Sittingbourne) will continue this week. Lane closures and a 50mph speed limit will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 14 December for 2 nights.

M20 junctions 8 Maidstone to 9 Ashford, Kent: carriageway investigation

Work to maintain journeys by undertaking carriageway investigations on the M20 between junctions 8 and 9 will continue this week. Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 14 December for 5 nights. In addition, there will be lane closures on the link road between the M20 junction 8 and the A20 overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Monday 14 December.

A2 Canterbury to Dover, Kent: road marking renewal

Work to improve safety by renewing the road markings will continue this week. The carriageway will be closed in both directions between Whitfield interchange and Whitfield Roundabout overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 14 December for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A256 and A20.

A20 Capel Street Overbridge, Dover, Kent: bridge joint replacement

Work to maintain journeys on the bridge that carries Capel Street over the A20 will start this week. Capel Street will be closed in both directions between Winehouse Lane and the junction with Cauldham Lane, between 9.30am and 4pm, from Monday 14 December for 5 days. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Hurst Lane, Cauldham Lane, Hockley Sole Lane and Capel Street.

A2070 Hamstreet, Kent: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys on the A2070 near Hamstreet will continue this week. A lane closure will be in place between Brenzett Roundabout and the A2042 overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 14 December for 5 nights. Traffic will be escorted past the work site in a convoy at 10mph.

A21 Tonbridge to Pembury, Kent: major improvement

Work to improve journeys on the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury will continue this week. Traffic lights will be in place between Vauxhall Interchange and Longfield Roundabout overnight, between 8pm and 5am, from Monday 14 December for 5 nights.

In addition, traffic lights will be in place on Tonbridge Road overnight, between 8pm and 5am, from Monday 14 December for 5 nights.

The scheme is due to be completed in December 2016. For further information visit the scheme page.

A27 Southwick Tunnel, West Sussex: routine maintenance

Work to maintain journeys by carrying out routine maintenance in the A27 Southwick Tunnel will start this week. The tunnel will be closed in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Friday 18 December for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A270 and the A293.

General enquiries

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Published 14 December 2015