Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: weekly summary for Monday 15 June to Sunday 21 June 2015

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 12 June 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 4 Gillingham to junction 6 Faversham, Kent: joint and bearing replacement

Work to improve safety by carrying out joint replacement work on the M2 between junctions 4 (Gillingham) and 6 (Faversham) will continue this week. Mount Lane and Bottom Pond Road will be closed underneath the motorway 24/7 from Monday 15 June until September. Clearly signed diversions for local authority roads will be in place.

M2 junction 5 Rainham to junction 6 Faversham, Kent: geotechnical investigations

Work to improve safety for road users will start this week. Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight between 8pm and 6am from Monday 15 June for 5 nights.

M20 junction 10, Ashford, Kent: vegetation clearance

Work to improve safety by carrying out vegetation clearance on Silver Hill Road will start this week. Two way traffic lights will be in place during the daytime, between 9.30am and 3.30pm on Monday 15 June for one day.

M23 junctions 8 (M25) to 11 Pease Pottage Crawley, West Sussex: signage installation

Work to improve information for drivers by installing signage on the M23 between junction 8 (M25) and junction 11 (Pease Pottage) will continue this week. Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, 8pm and 5am, from Monday 15 June for five nights. In addition, lane closures will be in place on the roundabout at junction 10 and the slip roads in both directions during the same time.

A21 Flimwell, Kent: drainage investigation

Work to improve journeys by carrying out drainage investigation work between Church Lane and Combwell Lodge will continue this week. Lane closures and temporary traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 15 June for five nights.

A21 Flimwell, Kent: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by carrying out resurfacing work at Flimwell lay-by will start this week. The lay-by will be closed during the daytime, between 8am and 4pm from Monday 15 June for three days. Access will be maintained for residents within the closure.

A21 Tonbridge to Pembury, Kent: major improvement work

Work to improve journeys on the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury will continue this week. Two way traffic lights and lane closures will be in place between Vauxhall and Pembury overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 15 June for five nights. Work is due to be complete in spring 2017.

For further information please visit the scheme web page.

A27 Arundel Road, Fontwell, West Sussex: drainage investigation

Work to improve journeys by carrying out drainage investigation work between Fontwell East and West roundabouts (including the roundabouts) starts this week. Lane closures will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Monday 15 June for 12 nights.

A27 Fontwell, West Sussex: road markings

Work to improve safety by installing white lining at Fontwell will start this week. Lane closures and two way traffic lights will be in place between Fontwell East roundabout and Fontwell racecourse overnight, between 8pm and 6am on Saturday 20 June.

A27 Housedean service road, Lewes, East Sussex: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by carrying out resurfacing work at Housedean service road will start this week. A full closure of the service road will be in place during the daytime, between 8am and 4pm, from Thursday 18 June for two days. Access will be maintained for residents within the closure.

A27 Kingsham, West Sussex: new footbridge construction

Work to improve safety by installing a footbridge at Kingsham on the A27 near Chichester will continue this week. Full closures will be in place in both directions between Whyke roundabout and Stockbridge roundabout, overnight, between 8pm and 6am from Monday 15 June for four nights and on Saturday 20 June. A clearly signed diversion will be in place.

Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will remain in place throughout the construction period. In addition, temporary pedestrian traffic lights will be in place on Hunston Road across the A27, east of Whyke Roundabout and across Whyke Road in both directions.

In addition, a 30mph speed limit will be in place between the Bognor roundabout and the Stockbridge roundabout during the same period. Work is due to be complete in July.

A27 Patcham interchange, East Sussex: surveys

Work to improve road user safety by carrying out surveys on the A23/A27 interchange will start this week. The westbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Sunday 21 June. A clearly signed diversion will be in place.

A27 Southwick Tunnel, Worthing, West Sussex: tunnel maintenance

Work to maintain safety by carrying out routine tunnel maintenance on the A27 at Southwick Tunnel will start this week. Full carriageway closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Friday 19 June for two nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place.

Safety at roadworks:

Highways England 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
  • be alert for road workers, the roads are their workplace

General enquiries

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