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Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: weekly summary for Monday 15 August to Sunday 21 August 2016

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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 12 August 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.

M20 junction 4, Maidstone, Kent: junction improvement

Work by Kent County Council to improve journeys by adding an additional lane to the roundabout continues this week. Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will be in place on both carriageways underneath the roundabout for the duration of scheme. A lane closure and 30mph speed limit will be in place on the southbound section of the roundabout. The eastbound carriageway will be closed between at junction 4 overnight, between 9pm and 5am, on Tuesday 16 August. A clearly singed diversion will be in place via the exit and entry slip roads.

For further information on the project, please visit Kent County Council’s website.

A20 Dover, Kent: junction improvement work

Work by the Port of Dover to improve journeys on the A20 continues this week. Lane closures will remain in place with a contraflow system between the Limekiln and York Street roundabouts for the duration of the works. There will continue to be no right turns from the A20 eastbound on to Union Street and from Union Street on to the A20. Clearly signed diversions will be in place.

For more information on the project, visit the Port of Dover’s website.

A21 Tonbridge to Pembury, Kent: major improvement

Work to improve journeys on 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. Two way traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Monday 15 August and on Wednesday 17 August.

The A21 will be closed in both directions between Vauxhall and Pembury overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Tuesday 16 August and from Thursday 18 August for 3 consecutive nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A228 and A26. In addition, Longfield Road will be closed in both directions between Longfield roundabout and Knights Park roundabout during the same time. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Liptraps Lane, Birken Road and the A264.

A lane closure will remain in place in both directions between Longfield roundabout and the A228/A264 junction until Saturday 20 August.

Tonbridge Road will be closed after Pembury Hospital up to and including Longfield Road roundabout from Saturday 20 August until Spring 2017. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A228 and the A21.

The scheme is due to be completed in spring 2017.

For further information visit the scheme website.

A249 Queenborough, Kent: level crossing repair

Work to repair the level crossing that leads to the ports will start this week.. Temporary traffic signals will be in place between 8am til 5pm from Monday 15 August for 5 days. Work is due to be complete by the end of August.

A27 Worthing, West Sussex: lighting scheme

Work to improve safety by replacing lighting columns continues this week. Temporary traffic signals will be in place between Grove Lodge roundabout and Clapham Interchange overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 15 August for 5 nights. Work is due to be complete in September 2016.

A27 Polegate, East Sussex, Shepham Wind Farm

Work to erect a wind farm take place throughout August. The eastbound carriageway will be closed at Polegate overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Tuesday 16 August. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A2270 and A22.

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Published 12 August 2016