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Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: weekly summary for Monday 23 January to Sunday 29 January 2017

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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 19 January 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 Chatham, Kent: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing the carriageway begin this week. Lanes 2, 3 & 4 between junctions 2 and 3 will be closed on the eastbound carriageway on Monday 23 January for 5 nights between 8pm and 6am. Work is scheduled to be complete by end of January.

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 be closed.

There will be full carriageway closures in both directions at the junction on Monday 23 January for 2 nights, between 9pm and 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the exit and entry slip roads at the junction. There will be a full carriageway closures in both directions at the junction on Wednesday 25 January for 3 nights between 9pm and 5am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the exit and entry slip roads at the junction.

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

M20 junctions 4 – 7, Kent: motorway sign bracket replacements

Work to improve journeys take place this week on the M20 between junction 4 & 7. There will be a full closure of the eastbound carriageway between junction 4 & 7 on Monday 23 January for 2 nights between 11pm & 5am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A228, A20, A229, M2, A249.

On Wednesday 25 January there will be lane closures in both directions and the eastbound entry slip at junction 5 will be closed overnight between 11pm and 5am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the next junction of the motorway. Further to this there will be a westbound carriageway closure at junction 6. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the exit and entry slip roads at the junction.

On Thursday 26 January there will be lane closures in both directions and the westbound entry slip will be closed at junction 6 overnight between 11pm and 5am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A229 & next junction of the motorway. Further to this there will also be a eastbound exit slip closure at junction 6 overnight between 11pm and 5am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the next junction of the motorway.

M20 junctions 3 – 5, Kent: smart motorway surveys

Work to improve journeys continue this week on the M20 between junctions 3 & 5. There will be 2 lanes closed on the westbound carriageway on Wednesday 25 January for 3 nights, between 8pm and 6am. Surveys are scheduled to be complete in April 2017.

M23 Junctions 8 – 10a, South Nutfield to Crawley: smart motorway surveys

Work to improve journeys continue this week on the M23 between junctions 8 & 10a. There will be various lane closures in place in both directions overnight on Monday 23 January for 5 nights, between 8pm and 6am. Surveys are scheduled to be complete in April 2017.

A2 Darenth to Bean, Kent: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys continue this week on the A2. There will be a full closure of the westbound carriageway between the Bean B255 junction and the Darenth A282 junction on Monday 23 January for 5 nights between 10pm and 6am. There will be a clearly signed diversion route via the B255, A206 and A282. Works are scheduled to be complete in early March 2017.

A20 Folkestone, Kent: litter clearance

Work to improve journeys by the Dover District Council take place this week on the A20. There will be various lane closures in place in both directions on Monday 23 January for 5 days between 9am and 4pm.

A20 Dover, Kent: junction improvement work

Works to improve journeys by the Port Of Dover continues this work. 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 Woolcomber 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 works.

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.

A full closure will be in place overnight between 8pm and 6am on Thursday 26 January on the southbound carriageway between Quarry Hill and Longfield roundabout and on the northbound carriageway between Longfield roundabout and Vauxhall interchange. In addition Longfield Road will be closed in both directions between Longfield roundabout and Knights Park roundabout. 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 overnight between 8pm and 6am from Monday 23 January for three nights and overnight on Friday 27 January.

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

The scheme is due to be completed in Summer 2017.

For further information, visit the scheme website.

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Published 23 January 2017