Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: weekly summary for Monday 20 February to Sunday 26 February 2017

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 17 February 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 junctions 3 to 5, Kent: smart motorway surveys

Work to improve journeys continue this week on the M20 between junctions 3 & 5. There will be various lane closures in both directions on Monday 20 February for 5 nights, between 8pm and 6am. Surveys are scheduled to be complete in April 2017.

M23 junctions 8 to 10a, South Nutfield to Crawley: smart motorway surveys

Work to improve journeys continue this week on the M23 between junctions 8 and 10a. There will be various lane closures in place in both directions overnight on Monday 20 February for 5 nights, between 8pm and 6am. Surveys are scheduled to be complete in April 2017.

M23 junction 9 to 8, Horley: embankment works

Work to improve safety continue this week on the M23. Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed on the northbound carriageway on Monday 20 February for 5 nights, between 8pm and 6am. Works are expected to be complete in April 2017.

A2 Darenth to Bean, Kent: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys continue this week on the A2. There will be a full closure between the Darenth A282 junction and the Bean B255 junction on Monday 20 February for 3 nights between 10pm and 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 junction 1a, A206 and B255. Works are scheduled to be complete in early March 2017.

A2 Canterbury, Kent: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys take place this week on the A2 between Upper Harbledown and Bridge. There will be a full closure in place on the eastbound carriageway between Upper Harbledown A2050 junction and the Bridge A2050 junction on Friday 24 February overnight between 8pm and 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A2050, A28, A257 and the A2050.

A21 Battle, Sussex: tree works

Work to improve safety commence this week on the A21 between Robertsbridge and Hastings. There will be a full closure in place between Johns Cross and Westfield on Monday 20 February for 5 nights between 8pm and 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A2100.

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.

A full closure will be in place overnight between 8pm and 6am on Friday 24 February on the southbound carriageway between Quarry Hill and Longfield roundabout and on the northbound carriageway between Longfield roundabout and Vauxhall interchange.

A full closure will be in place overnight between 8pm and 6am on Sunday 26 February on the southbound carriageway between Quarry Hill and Pembury interchange and on the northbound carriageway between Pembury Interchange and Vauxhall interchange. In addition Longfield Road will be closed in both directions between Longfield roundabout and Knights Park roundabout. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A26, A2014, A26 and the A228.

Two way traffic lights will be in place on the A21 overnight between 8pm and 6am from Monday 20 February for four nights.

Tonbridge Road will remain closed after Pembury Hospital up to and including Longfield Road roundabout until Spring 2017. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the A228 and the A21.

The scheme is due to be completed in Summer 2017. For further information, visit the scheme website.

A27 Portslade, Brighton – tunnel maintenance

Works to improve journeys by undertaking routine tunnel maintenance take place this week. The Southwick tunnel will be closed in both directions between 8pm and 6am on Friday 24 February for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A270 and A293

A249 Queenborough, Kent – barrier repair

Work to improve safety takes place this week on the A249 at Breille Way. There wil be temporary traffic signals on Monday 20 February between 9am and 4pm.

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Published 20 February 2017