Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: weekly summary for Monday 22 June to Sunday 28 June 2015
The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 19 June 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 4 (Gillingham) to 6 (Faversham), Kent: joint and bearing replacement
Work to improve safety by replacing bridge joints on the M2 between junctions 4 (Gillingham) and 6 (Faversham) will continue this week. Mount Lane and Bottom Pond Road will be closed underneath the motorway 24/7 from Monday 22 June until September. Clearly signed diversions for these local roads will be in place.
M23 junctions 8 (M25) to 9 (Gatwick), West Sussex: resurfacing
Work to improve journeys on the M25 between junctions 8 (M25) and 9 (Gatwick) will start this week. Lane closures will be in place on the Londonbound carriageway with one lane remaining open overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 22 June until Tuesday 14 July (Monday to Friday only).
M23 junctions 8 (M25) to 11 (Pease Pottage Crawley), West Sussex: signage installation
Work to improve information for drivers by installing signage on the M23 between junction 8 (M25) and junction 11 (Pease Pottage) will continue this week. Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, 8pm and 5am, from Monday 22 June until mid July (Monday to Friday only).
A21 Tonbridge to Pembury, Kent: major improvement work
Work to improve journeys on the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury will continue this week and is due to be complete in spring 2017. Two way traffic lights and lane closures will be in place between Vauxhall and Pembury overnight, between 8pm and 5am, from Monday 22 June for four nights. Full closures will be in place between Quarry Hill and Pembury overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Friday 26 June for three nights.
For further information visit the scheme webpage.
A27 Arundel Road, Fontwell, West Sussex: drainage investigation
Work to improve journeys by carrying out drainage investigation work between Fontwell East and West roundabouts (including the roundabouts) will continue this week. Lane closures will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 22 until Tuesday 30 June.
A27 Kingsham, West Sussex: new footbridge construction
Work to improve safety by installing a footbridge at Kingsham on the A27 near Chichester will continue this week. Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will remain in place throughout the construction period. In addition, temporary pedestrian traffic lights will be in place on Hunston Road across the A27, east of Whyke Roundabout and across Whyke Road in both directions. In addition, a 30mph speed limit will be in place between the Bognor roundabout and the Stockbridge roundabout during the same period. Work is due to be complete in July.
Both carriageways between Whyke roundabout and Stockbridge roundabout overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 22 June for three nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place.
Safety at roadworks:
Highways England 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.
- And be alert for road workers, the roads are their workplace.
Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.
Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.