Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: Weekly summary for Monday 18 May to Sunday 24 May 2015

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 15 May 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 (West Malling) to junction 5 (Maidstone), Kent: drainage investigation

Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 18 May for four nights.

M20 junction 7, Maidstone, Kent: technology upgrade

A lane closure will be in place on the coastbound carriageway on the approach to junction 7 and on the junction 7 coastbound exit slip road overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Monday 18 May.

M23 junctions 9 to 11, Crawley, West Sussex: sign renewal

Lane closures will continue to be in place in both directions between junction 9 and 11, overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 18 May for four nights. Work is due to finish at the end of May.

A2 Jubilee Way, Dover, Kent: lighting replacement

One lane will continue to be closed on the London-bound carriageway between the Port of Dover and Guston roundabouts overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 18 May for four nights.

The coastbound carriageway between the Guston roundabout and the Eastcliffe Viaduct will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 18 May for four nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A256 and the A20.

Work is due to finish at the end of May.

A21 Tonbridge to Pembury, Kent: major improvement work

Two way traffic lights will be in place on both carriageways between Pembury and the Longfield roundabout overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 18 May for three nights.

Both carriageways will be closed between Longfield roundabout and Pembury overnight from Thursday 21 May for two nights. Closures on the London-bound carriageway will be in place between 10pm and 6am. Closures on the coastbound carriageway will be in place between 8pm and 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A228 and Hospital Road.

For further information visit the road project pages.

A27 Kingsham, West Sussex: new footbridge construction

Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will remain in place until mid July. Temporary pedestrian traffic lights will be in place on Hunston Road adjacent to the work access and across the A27 in both directions east of the roundabout and across Whyke Road. A 30mph speed limit will be in place between the Bognor and Stockbridge roundabouts. There will also be overnight lane closures in both directions.

A27 Poling to Hammerpot, West Sussex: drainage

Lane closures will continue to be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 18 May for four nights. Work is due to finish in June.

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

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.