Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: Weekly summary for Monday 20 October–Sunday 26 October 2014

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 17 October 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 5 to 6, Maidstone, Kent: Pavement investigation

Lane one of the Londonbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Friday 24 October.

M20 junctions 9 to 8, Ashford, Kent: Rextexturing

The Londonbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for two weeks from Monday 20 October (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A20.

M20 junctions 10 to 11 Smeeth, Ashford, Kent: Slope stabilisation

The hard shoulder and lane one will be closed, between 8am and 6pm, between junctions 10 and 11 on the coastbound carriageway from Monday 20 October until Saturday 25 October.

On Sunday 26 October the hard shoulder and two lanes will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on the coastbound carriageway between junctions 10 and 11 on Sunday 26 October.

M23 junctions 8 to 9, Coopers Hill, West Sussex: Viaduct replacement Two narrow lanes and a 40 mph speed limit will continue to be in place in both directions using a contraflow 24 hours a day until the end of November.

A2 Boughton to Harbledown, Kent: Carriageway reconstruction

The coastbound carriageway between Brenley Corner and Harbledown will continue to be closed at weekends, from 8pm on Friday 24 October until 6am on Monday 27 October. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the A299 and A256. The work is due to finish on Monday 1 December.

A2 Jubilee Way, Dover, Kent: Vegetation clearance

The coastbound carriageway and one lane of the Londonbound carriageway will be closed between the Guston and Dover Docks roundabouts overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for three nights from Monday 20 October. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A256.

A2070 South Willesborough, Kent: Lighting Replacement

Lane closures and a temporary 50mph speed limit will continue to be in place between the Cloverleaf junction (A2042) and the Finn Farm roundabout between 8.30am and 5pm, until the end of October.

A2070 Cheesemans Green / Finberry, Kent: New junction construction

Lane closures and a temporary 40mph speed limit will be in place between the Orbital Park roundabout and Cloverleaf junction (A2042) between 9.30am and 3.30pm with some lane or carriageway closures overnight, between 8pm and 6am, until the end of October.

A21 Bessls Green, Sevenoaks, Kent: Pavement investigation

The Londonbound exit slip road for the A25 westbound will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Thursday 23 October. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the Morleys roundabout and the A255.

A23 Handcross to Warninglid, West Sussex: Major improvement

Both carriageways will continue to be closed between Handcross and Warninglid overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 20 October to Thursday 23 October . Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the A264, A24 and the A272. There will be a 40mph speed limit on approach to the closures. The Londonbound Handcross exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for two nights from Thursday 23 October. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the A264, A24 and the A272.

A259 Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex: Street lighting

Lane closures will continue to be in place in both directions, between 9.30am and 3pm, between Belle Hill and De La Warr Road, Monday to Friday. Work is due to finish in early November.

A259 Brookland to Brenzett, East Sussex: Resurfacing

The road will be closed in both directions between the Brookland and Brenzett roundabouts overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for two nights from Monday 20 October and for two nights from Saturday 25 October. Clearly signed diversion routes will be in place via the A259 and B2075 through Lydd and Camber.

A259 Lamb Inn Hooe, East Sussex: Resurfacing

Temporary traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, between the A259/B2095 junction and the A259 junction with Green Lane from Monday 20 October. Access to and from side roads will be closed and clearly signed diversions will be in place via local roads. Work is due to be completed at the start of November.

A27 Fontwell East Roundabout to Crossbush, Arundel, West Sussex: Resurfacing

Both carriageways will continue to be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, between Fontwell East roundabout and Crossbush on Monday 20 October. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the A29 and A284.

A27 Offington Roundabout, East Sussex: Pavement investigation

A lane closure and temporary traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, between the Offington roundabout and the junction for Hollyacres for three nights from Monday 20 October.

A27 Southover to Kingston, East Sussex: Resurfacing

The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, between the Falmer interchange and the Southerham roundabout from Monday 20 October. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A23, A259 and A26. Work is due to finish Tuesday 18 November.

A27 Westhampnett, Chichester, West Sussex: Pavement investigation

A lane one closure will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, between the B2144 and Coach Road on Saturday 25 October .

A27 Worthing, West Sussex: Lighting replacement

Lane closures and temporary traffic lights will be in place between the Grove Lodge roundabout and Lyons Farm overnight, between 8pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday only) for eight weeks from Monday 20 October.

A27 Whyke Roundabout, Chichester, West Sussex: Drainage Improvement

Narrow lanes will continue to be in place during the daytime with lane closures in place in both directions overnight on weeknights only, between 8pm and 6am, around the Whyke Roundabout. Work is due to be completed in early December.

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.