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Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: weekly summary for Monday 19 September to Sunday 25 September 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 16 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.

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 entry slip road onto the M20 and lanes 2 & 3 on the westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5am, from Monday 19 September for 5 nights.

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

M23 junctions 11 to 9 Crawley, Sussex: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys on the M23 starts this week. The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 19 September for 7 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A2011.

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.

The carriageway between Longfield Roundabout and Vauxhall interchange will be closed in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 19 September for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A26 and A228.

Two way traffic lights will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 19 September for 5 nights.

Tonbridge Road will remain closed after Pembury Hospital up to and including Longfield Road roundabout 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.

A27 Berwick, West Sussex: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys between Berwick and Wilmington by resurfacing the carriageway starts this week. Both carriageways will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 19 September for 5 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A22 and A26.

A21 Whatlington, Battle: drainage survey

Works to improve safety between Johns Cross and Seddlescombe by carrying out drainage maintenance starts this week. Lanes will be closed in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 19 September for 5 nights.

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Published 19 September 2016