Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: weekly summary for Monday 22 February to Sunday 29 February 2016

Planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week.

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 19 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.

A2 Bean to Ebbsfleet, Kent: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing sections of the carriageway continues this week. The coastbound carriageway between the exit slip road at Bean and the B259 entry slip road at Ebbsfleet will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5am, from Monday 22 February for 4 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B255, A226, A2260 and the B259.

The coastbound carriageway between the exit slip road at Bean and the A296 entry slip road and 1 lane of the London-bound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, from Friday 26 February for 3 consecutive nights. A clearly signed diversion for the coastbound carriageway will be in place via the B255 and the A296.

A2 Dunkirk to Harbledown, Kent: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing sections of the carriageway continues this week. The London-bound carriageway between the A28 and Brenley Corner will be closed overnight, between 7.30pm and 5am, from Monday 22 February for 3 nights. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the A256 and the A299.

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. For more information on the project, visit the Port of Dover’s website.

A2070, Ashford, East Sussex: road marking replacement

Work to improve safety on the A2070 between M20 junction 10 and Brenzett roundabout continues this week. Temporary traffic lights and a 40mph speed limit will be in place with road users being escorted past the works at 10mph on the single carriageway section of the A2070 between Brenzett Roundabout and the A2042/A2070 junction. Work will take place overnight, between 8pm and 5am, from Monday 22 February for 7 consecutive nights.

A21 Tonbridge to Pembury, Kent: major improvement

Work to improve journeys on the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury continues this week. Two way traffic lights will be in place between the Vauxhall interchange and Longfield Road roundabout overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 22 February for 5 nights. In addition a 40mph speed limit will remain in place 24/7 between the Vauxhall interchange and the A228.

The scheme is due to be completed in December 2016. For further information visit the scheme page.

A21 Nizels Lane, Hildenborough, Kent: bridge joint replacement

Work to improve journeys on the Nizels Lane overbridge over the A21 will continue this week if work is not completed over the weekend of 20 and 21 February. The overbridge will be closed between 12pm and 4pm on Monday 22 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Nizels Lane, Philpots Lane and the B245.

A23 Pyecombe to Patcham, East Sussex: carriageway investigation

Work to maintain safety on the A23 continues this week.

There will be lane closures on the eastbound A27 at Patcham interchange overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 22 February for 2 nights.

There will be a lane closure on the westbound A27 carriageway and an exit slip road closure onto Patcham interchange overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Wednesday 24 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the next junction of the A27.

There will be a lane closure on the westbound A27 carriageway and an entry slip road closure from Patcham Interchange onto the A27 overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Thursday 25 February for 2 consecutive nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A27 eastbound carriageway.

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 Firle Park, East Sussex: resurfacing

Work to improve road safety on the A27 starts this week. The carriageway will be closed in both directions between Firle Borstal junction and Burgh Lane overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 22 February for 5 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A26 and the A22.

A27 Selmeston, East Sussex: footpath resurfacing

Work to improve the footpath between the Salvidge Service Station and the Village Road junction takes place this week. Two way traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 5am, from Monday 22 February for 3 nights.

A259 Pevensey, East Sussex; road marking replacement

Work to improve safety on the A259 between Pevensey and Bexhill-on-Sea starts this week. Mobile lane closures will be in place between Pevensey and Bexhill on Sea, overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 22 February for 4 nights.

There will be temporary traffic lights in place on Pevensey Roundabout, overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Friday 26 February.

The A259 King Offa Way will be closed in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Saturday 27 February for 2 consecutive nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Hastings Road, Wrestwood Road, (A2036) and London Road (A269).

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