Press release

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

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 February 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 junction 5, Sittingbourne, Kent: carriageway investigation

Work to maintain journeys by carrying out carriageway investigations will start this week. There will be lane closures in place on the London-bound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 5am, from Wednesday 17 February for 2 nights.

M20 junction 7, Maidstone, Kent: carriageway investigation

Work to maintain journeys by carrying out carriageway investigations will start this week.

Lane closures will be in place on the London-bound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 5am, from Monday 15 February for 2 nights.

The London-bound exit slip road and the coastbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Tuesday 16 February. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the M20.

A2 Bean to Ebbsfleet, Kent: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing sections of the carriageway will start this week.

The coastbound carriageway between the exit slip road at Bean and the A296 entry slip road and 1 lane of the London-bound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5am from Monday 15 February for 6 consecutive nights. On Friday and Saturday work will take place between 10pm and 6am. A clearly signed diversion for the coastbound carriageway will be in place via the B255 and the A296.

The coastbound carriageway between the exit slip road at Bean and the B259 entry slip road at Ebbsfleet will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Sunday 21 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B255, A226, A2260 and the B259.

A2 Dunkirk to Harbledown, Kent: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing sections of the carriageway will continue this week. The London-bound carriageway between the A28 and Brenley Corner will be closed overnight, between 7.30pm and 5am, from Monday 15 February for 7 consecutive nights.

Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the A256 and the A299.

A20 Dover, Kent: junction improvement work

Work by the Port of Dover to improve journeys on the A20 will start this week. The carriageway will be closed in both directions between Limekiln roundabout and York Street roundabout overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Saturday 20 February for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A256 and the B2011. 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 will continue this week. A 40mph speed limit will remain in place 24/7 between Vauxhall interchange and the A228.

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

A21 Nizels Lane, Hildenborough, Kent: bridge joint replacement

Work to improve journeys on the Nizels Lane overbridge over the A21 will start this week. The overbridge will be closed between 8am and 5pm from Saturday 20 February for 2 days. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Nizels Lane, Philpots Lane and the B245.

A23 Pyecombe Cutting, East Sussex: geotechnical work

Work to maintain safety on the A23 continues this week. The A281/A23 coastbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 15 February for 5 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the London-bound A23.

A23 Pyecombe to Patcham, East Sussex: carriageway investigation

Work to maintain safety on the A23 continues this week.

There will be lane closures on the southbound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 15 February for 2 nights.

There will be a lane closure on the northbound carriageway, and a closure of the A23 northbound entry slip road from the eastbound A27 overnight between 8pm and 6am, from Wednesday 17 February for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the next junction of the A27

A26 South of Beddingham, East Sussex: drainage investigation

Work to improve safety on the A26 south of Beddingham Roundabout will start this week. There will be lane closures with two way temporary traffic lights in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Wednesday 17 February for 3 nights.

A27 Falmer Footbridge, East Sussex: bridge maintenance

Work to replace the ramp on the footbridge over the A27 at Falmer will continue this week. Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will be in place on the westbound carriageway and the outside lane of the westbound exit slip road will be closed 24/7 until the end of the scheme. Work is due to be complete in May 2016.

A27 Offington Corner, West Sussex: maintenance

Work to improve safety on the A27 will start this week. The westbound carriageway between Grove Lodge Roundabout and Clapham junction will be closed overnight, between 7.30pm and 5am, from Monday 15 February for 5 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A280.

A27 Firle Park, East Sussex: resurfacing

Work to improve road safety on the A27 will start this week. The carriageway will be closed in both directions between Firle Borstal junction and Burgh Lane overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 15 February for 5 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A26 and the A22.

A27 Selmeston, East Sussex: footpath resurfacing

Work to improve the footpath between the Salvidge Service Station and the Village Road junction will take place this week. Two way traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 5am, from Monday 15 February for 5 nights.

A27 Southwick Tunnel, West Sussex: routine maintenance

Work to maintain road user safety on the A27 will take place this week. The carriageway will be closed in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Friday 19 February for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A270 and the A293.

A2070, Ashford, East Sussex; road marking replacement

Work to improve safety on the A2070 between M20 junction 10 and Brenzett Roundabout will start this week. Temporary traffic lights and a 40mph speed limit will be in place with road users being escorted past the works at 10mph on the single carriageway section of the A2070 between Brenzett Roundabout and the A2042/A2070 junction. Work will take place overnight, between 8pm and 5am, from Monday 15 February for 7 consecutive nights.

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Published 12 February 2016