Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: Weekly summary for Monday 20 April – Sunday 26 April 2015

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 17 April 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.

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M20 junctions 5 to 4, Maidstone, Kent: Resurfacing

The London-bound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 20 April. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the distributor road at junction 6 and the A20. The work is due to finish in May.

M20 junction 7, Maidstone, Kent: Technology installation

A lane closure will be in place on the coastbound carriageway on the approach to junction 7 overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for five consecutive nights from Monday 20 April.

M23 junction 11, Crawley, West Sussex: Sign renewal

Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday only) until the end of April.

A2 Jubilee Way, Dover, Kent: Lighting replacement

A lane closure will be in place on the outer ring of Guston roundabout along with a full closure on the coastbound carriageway between the Guston roundabout and Eastern Docks roundabout overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for three nights from Monday 20 April. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A256 and the A20.

In addition there will be a lane closure on the London-bound carriageway between Easter Docks roundabout and Guston roundabout overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 20 April. Work is due to finish in May.

A20 Townwall Street, Dover, Kent. Drainage work

A lane closure will be in place on the eastbound carriageway between Mill Lane and Russell Street between 9.30am and 3.30pm on Wednesday 22 April.

A21 Tonbridge to Pembury: Kent, Major improvement work

Two way traffic lights will be in place between Vauxhall and Longfield roundabout overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Wednesday 22 April for three consecutive nights.

For further information visit: http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/a21-tonbridge-to-pembury-dualling/

A259 Guestling Bradshaw Primary School, East Sussex: Surfacing

Two way traffic lights will be in operation between 9am and 3pm for five days from Monday 20 April .

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 Worthing, West Sussex: Surveys

Two way traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for one week from Monday 20 April. 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

Published 17 April 2015