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

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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 November 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 junctions 5 to 6, Sittingbourne, Kent: carriageway strengthening

Work to improve safety by strengthening the carriageway continues this week. There will be narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit in place from 6am on Sunday 20 November until the work is completed in late December.

M20 junction 4, Maidstone, Kent: junction improvement

Work by Kent County Council to improve journeys by adding an additional lane to the roundabout continues this week. Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will be in place on both carriageways underneath the roundabout for the duration of scheme. A lane closure and 30mph speed limit will be in place on the southbound section of the roundabout. Lane 1 of the westbound entry slip will also be closed.

For further information on the project, please visit Kent County Council’s website.

M23 junctions 9 to 11, Crawley, Sussex: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by undertaking resurfacing starts this week. The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 21 November for 7 consecutive nights. A cleary signed diversion will be in place via the M23, A23 and A2011.

A20 Dover, Kent: junction improvement work

Work by the Port of Dover to improve journeys on the A20 continues this week. Phased work continues at the York Street junction and at the Union Street junction. Lane closures remain in place in both directions between the Limekiln and Wollcomber junctions. There will be no right turn facility along the section of the A20 for both eastbound and westbound traffic. Clearly signed diversions will be in place to direct traffic through the work. The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5am, from Monday 21 November for 5 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B2011, A256 and A2.

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

The southbound carriageway between Quarry Hill and Longfield roundabout and the northbound carriageway between Longfield roundabout and Vauxhall interchange will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Thursday 24 November.. In addition, a lane will be closed on the northbound carriageway between Kippings Cross roundabout and Pembury interchange. 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 from Monday 21 November for 3 nights and also on Friday 25 November.

Two way traffic lights will be in place on the southbound Vauxhall entry slip road between 9am and 3.30pm from Monday 21 November for 5 days. In addition, two way traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 21 November for 3 nights and also on Friday 25 November.

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

The scheme is due to be completed in spring 2017. For further information visit the A21 scheme website.

A27 Hangleton to Ashcombe, Sussex: vegetation clearance

Work to improve safety by undertaking vegetation clearance takes place this week.

The eastbound entry and exit slip roads will be closed at the Hollinbury junction overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Monday 21 November.

Lane 1 will be closed on the eastbound carriageway between the Hollinbury junction and the A270 Lewes Road junction overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Tuesday 22 November.

The eastbound entry and exit slip roads will be closed at the A270 Lewes Road junction overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Wednesday 23 November.

Lane one will be closed eastbound at Lewes Road near Coldean overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Thursday 24 November.

A27 Chichester, Sussex: carriageway repair

Work to improve journeys on the A27 begins this week. A lane one closure will be in place between Bognor Road and A285 Portfield junction overnight, between 8pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday) from Monday 21 November. Work is expected to be completed by early December.

A259, Bexhill On-Sea, Sussex: carriageway improvement

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing the carriageway continues this week. There will be temporary traffic signals in place between Little Common Road roundabout and the junction with Broadoak Lane overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 21 November for 5 nights. Work is expected to be completed by early December.

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Published 18 November 2016