Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: Weekly summary for Monday 2 February – Sunday 8 February 2015

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 30 January 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 1, Strood, Kent: Carriageway resurfacing

Lane closures and a 50mph speed limit will be in place on the coastbound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for three night from Monday 2 February. The exit and entry slip road at junction 1 will also be closed with a clearly signed diversion using the next available junction.

The London-bound carriageway will be closed between junctions 2 and 1 overnightfor, between 8pm and 6am, for two nights on Thursday 5 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A278, A2, A289, A228 and A289.

The coastbound carriagway will be closed between the entry and exit slip roads at junction 1, and lane closures and a 50mph speed limit between junctions 1 and 2 overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Saturday 7 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A289, A226 and the A229.

Work is due to be complete by the end of February.

M2 junction 5 to 6, Kent: Carriageway investigation

One lane will be closed on the coastbound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for two nights from Wednesday 4 February.

M20 junction 4, Leybourne, Kent: Carriageway investigations

Lane closures will be in place on the coastbound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for two nights from Monday 2 February.

M20 junctions 6 to 5, Maidstone, Kent: Drainage

Lane closures and a 50mph speed limit will be in place on the London-bound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Saturday 7 February.

One lane on the distributor road and one lane on the London-bound carriageway will be closed, with a 50mph speed limit in place, overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Sunday 8 February.

M20 junction 10, Ashford, Kent: Traffic signal maintenance

Lane closures will remain in place on the approach to the roundabout at junction 10 overnight, between 8pm and 6am, until Friday 27 March. During this time the signals will remain off 24/7. Pedestrian crossings will also be closed with pedestrians following alternative suitable routes.

M20 junction 11 to 10, Ashford, Kent: Carriageway investigation

Lane closures will be in place on the London-bound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Saturday 7 February.

M20 junction 13 to 3, Kent: White lining and stud replacement

Mobile lane closures will be in place on the London-bound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, until end of March.

M23 junction 8 / 9, West Sussex: Drainage and carriageway survey

One lane will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday) in both directions until Friday 20 February

A2 Brewers Lane, Cobham, Kent: Footpath and cycleway reconstruction

The existing footpath / cycleway will continue to be closed along with a hardshoulder closure on the main carriageway between Shorne and Cobham on the coastbound carriageway.

There will also be two way traffic signals on Brewers Road. All work will be carried out between 8am and 5pm (Monday to Friday).

Work is due to finish at the end of March.

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 Monday to Friday only, until the end of March. One lane will be closed on the Guston Roundabout will also be closed during this time

A20 Roundhill Tunnel, Kent: Routine maintenance

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for two nights from Monday 2 February. The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for two nights from Wednesday 4 February.

Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the A259 and the A260

A21 Riccards Lane, East Sussex: Carriageway Investigations

Lane closures and two way traffic lights will be in place for overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for two nights from Monday 2 February.

A21 Sevenoaks Bypass, Kent: Central reservation replacement

The London-bound carriageway between Morleys Roundabout and the A21/A25 junction for Westerham will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, until the end of February. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the A225, A224 and the A25. Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit remain on the coastbound carriageway 24/.

The coastbound carriageway will be closed between the A21/A25 junction and Morley’s Roundabout overnight, between 11pm and 6am, on Monday 2 February. diverted clearly signed diversion will bein place via the A25, A224 and the A225.

A23 Hickstead, West Sussex: Carriageway nvestigation

Lane closures and a 40mph speed limit will be in place on the London-bound carriageway between Hickstead and the B2116 overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for two nights from Monday 2 February.

Lane closures and a 40mph speed limit will be in place on the coastbound carriageway between the B2116 and Hickstead, between 8pm and 6am, for three nights from Wednesday 4 February.

A23 Pease Pottage West Sussex: Carriageway Invesitgations

Lane closures and a 40mph speed limit will be in place on the London-bound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Friday 6 February.

A259 Bexhill, East Sussex: Drainage work

A lane closure and temporary traffic lights will continue to be in place on Little Common Road between 9am and 5pm and between 8pm and 6am (Monday to Friday only) until mid-February.

A259 King Offa Way, East Sussex: Crack repairs

The carriageway will be closed in both directions between London Road and Dorset Road overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for two nights from Monday 2 February . A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A269 and A2036.

A259 Icklesham, East Sussex: Drainage investigation

Lane closures and temporary traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for four nights from Monday 2 February.

A27 Beddingham, East Sussex: White lining

Lane closures and temporary traffic lights will be in place in both directions between Beddingham and Pevensey overnight, between 8pm and 5am, for one week from Monday 2 February

A27 Crossbush, West Sussex: Resurfacing work

The eastbound carriageway will closed between Crossbush and Patching interchange overnight, between 8pm and 6am, until Friday 27 February (Monday to Friday and Sunday 8 February). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A280, A259 and A284.

A27 Falmer, East Sussex: Carriageway resurfacing

The westbound carriageway will continue to be closed between Falmer and Hollingbury interchange overnight, between 8pm and 6am, until Sunday February 8. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A26, A259 and A23.

A27 Fontwell, West Sussex: Lighting renewal

Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 9.30am and 3.30pm and 8pm to 6am, (Monday to Friday) from Monday 12 January. Work is due to finish by the end of March.

A27 Southwick Tunnel cross passage doors

The westbound tunnel will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday) for three weeks from Monday 2 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A270 and A293.

Safety at roadworks

The Highways Agency 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.