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Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: weekly summary for Monday 21 March to Sunday 27 March 2016

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 18 March 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 Stockbury Viaduct, junction 5, Sittingbourne, Kent: concrete repair

Work to improve journeys by maintaining the bridge will take place this week. Lane closures will be in place on the coast-bound entry slip road overnight, between 8pm and 6am, and during the day between 9.30am and 3.30pm, from Monday 21 March for 3 nights and days.

M20 junctions 8 to 9, Ashford, Kent: white lining and carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys on the M20 by resurfacing and re-marking the white lines will take place this week. Lane closures will be in place on the coastbound carriageway between junction 8 and 9 overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 21 March for 3 nights.

M23 junction 9 Gatwick: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing the carriageway will continue this week. The northbound spur road from the South Terminal and entry slip road to the M23 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 4am, on Monday 21 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 10 and return.

M23 junctions 10a to 11, Surrey: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing the carriageway will continue this week. Lane closures will be in place on the southbound carriageway between junctions 10a and 11 overnight, between 10pm and 4am, from Monday 21 March for 3 days. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A2011 and A23 to junction 11.

A2 Bean to Ebbsfleet, Kent: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing sections of the carriageway will continue this week. The coastbound carriageway will be closed between the B255 exit slip road at Bean and the A296 entry slip road overnight, between 9pm and 5am, from Monday 21 March for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B255 and the A296. In addition, a lane closure will be in place on the London-bound carriageway during the same time.

The coastbound carriageway will be closed between the B255 exit slip road at Bean and Roman Road entry slip road from midnight on Saturday 26 March (into Sunday) for 34 hours through to 10am on Monday 28 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B255 exit slip road and the A296.

A20 Alkham Valley, Dover, Kent: feeder pillar renewal

Work to improve journeys on the A20 continues this week. Narrow lanes will be in place in both directions on Alkham Valley Road, between 9.30am and 3.30pm, from Monday 21 March for 3 days.

A20 Dover, Kent: junction improvement work

Work by the Port of Dover to improve journeys on the A20 continues this week. Lane closures will be in place with one lane remaining open in both directions between the Limekiln and York Street roundabouts 24/7 for the duration of the works. In addition, there will 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.

It is anticipated that there will be increased traffic along the A20 as a result of the Easter break. Drivers are advised to plan their journeys and allow extra time for their journeys if required.

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 will remain in place 24/7 between the Vauxhall interchange and the A228.

Two way traffic lights will be in place on the coastbound entry slip road at Vauxhall interchange, between 9.30am and 3.30pm, from Monday 21 March for 3 days. In addition, the coastbound entry slip road at Vauxhall interchange will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 21 March for 4 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A26 and the A228.

Two way traffic lights will be in place between the Vauxhall interchange and Longfield Roundabout overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 21 March for 3 nights.

The scheme is due to be completed in spring 2017.

For further information visit the scheme website.

A23 Pyecombe to Patcham, East Sussex: carriageway investigation

Work to maintain safety on the A23 continues this week. Lane closures will be in place on both carriageways overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 21 March for 3 nights.

A27 Adur Viaduct, West Sussex: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve safety on the A27 by resurfacing the slip roads starts this week. The east and westbound entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 21 March for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Holmbush interchange and Lancing roundabout.

A27 Arundel, West Sussex: footpath investigation

Work to maintain safety on the A27 will start this week. Two way traffic lights will be in place between Crossbush and the White Swan overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 21 March for 3 nights.

A27 Falmer Footbridge, East Sussex: bridge maintenance

Work to replace the ramp on the footbridge over the A27 at Falmer continues this week. Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will be in place on the westbound carriageway and the outside lane of the westbound exit slip road will be closed 24/7 until the end of the scheme. Work is due to be complete in May 2016.

A27 Upper Brighton Road, Sompting, West Sussex: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve road safety on the A27 will continue this week. The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 5am, from Monday 21 March for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A24, A259 and A2025 through Worthing. Access to Lyons Farm Retail park will be maintained at all times.

A27 Mill Hill, West Sussex: vegetation clearance

Work to improve journeys by carrying out vegetation clearance will start this week. There will be lane closures on both carriageways overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 21 March for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Holmbush Interchange and Lancing roundabout.

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Published 18 March 2016