Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: Weekly summary for Monday 14 September to Sunday 20 September 2015

Planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week.

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 11 September 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. The carriageway between junctions 4 (Gillingham) and 5 (Sittingbourne) will be closed in both directions overnight, between 9pm and 5am, on Monday 14 September. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A249, M20 and the A229.

In addition, 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.

M2 Bredhurst, Gillingham, Kent: bridge joint maintenance

Work to improve journeys by undertaking bridge joint maintenance work on the M2 Bredhurst overbridge will start this week. The bridge on Maidstone Road will be closed above the carriageway 24/7, from 8pm on Friday 18 September. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Maidstone Road, Hoath Way, Sharsted Way, Hempstead Valley Drive, Chapel Lane, Hempstead Road, Lidsing Road, Forge Lane and The St. Work is due to be complete by Sunday 4 October.

M2 Brogdale, Faversham, Kent: bridge deck maintenance

Work to improve journeys by undertaking bridge joint maintenance work on the M2 Brogdale overbridge will continue this week. The bridge on Brogdale Lane will be closed above the carriageway 24/7 from 8pm on Friday 11 September. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Brogdale Road, A2/London Road, A251 Ashford Road, Loose Down Road, Throwley Road and Eastling Road. Work is due to be complete by Sunday 27 September.

M20 junctions 8 (Hollingbourne) to 10 Willesborough, Kent: drainage survey

Work to maintain road user safety by carrying out drainage surveys will start this week. There will be lane closures in place on the eastbound carriageway between junctions 9 and 10 overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 14 September for 4 nights. There will be lane closures on both carriageways between junctions 8 and 9 overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Friday 18 September for 3 consecutive nights.

A2 Barham, Kent: fence post replacement

Work to maintain road safety by replacing fence posts will continue this week. Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday only). Work is due to be complete early October.

A20/A260 Courtwood, Dover, Kent: drainage repair

Work to maintain journeys by carrying out drainage repair work will start this week. The eastbound carriageway will be closed between junction 13 and White Horse Hill junction overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 14 September for 5 nights. 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 each night, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 14 September (Monday to Friday only). Work is due to be complete in October.

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 will be closed in both directions between Quarry Hill and Longfield Roundabout overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Sunday 20 September. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A26, B2260, A26, A228 to rejoin the A21. Temporary 2 way traffic lights will be in place between Vauxhall and Longfield overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 7 September for 5 nights.

For further information visit the scheme page.

A26 Newhaven, East Sussex: lighting investigation

Work to maintain journeys by carrying out lighting investigations will continue this week. Temporary traffic lights will be in place between South Heighton and the A26/A259 junction overnight, between 8pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday only). Work is due to be complete by the end of September.

A27 Havant to Chichester, West Sussex: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by carrying out resurfacing work will continue this week. The eastbound carriageway between Fishbourne Roundabout and Warblington Interchange will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A259. Work is due to be complete by the end of September.

A27 Southwick Tunnel, West Sussex: routine maintenance

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

A27 Temple Bar, Chichester, West Sussex: drainage survey

Work to maintain road user safety by carrying out drainage surveys will start this week. There will be non-concurrent slip road closures in place on both carriageways overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Tuesday 15 September for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Portfield roundabout, Chichester and the Tangmere roundabout.

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