Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: weekly summary for Monday 25 April to Sunday 1 May 2016

Summary of 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 22 April 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 coastbound entry slip road overnight, between 8pm and 6am, and during the day between 9.30am and 3.00pm, from Monday 25 April for 5 days.

M20 junction 4, Maidstone, Kent: junction improvement

Work to improve journeys by Kent County Council starts this week. Narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit of 50mph will be in place on the roundabout at junction 4 24/7 for the duration of works. In addition, there will be a lane closure in place on the southern section of the roundabout with a reduced speed limit of 30mph during the same time.

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

A20 Dover, Kent: abnormal load movement

Work to allow an abnormal load through Dover will start this week. The carriageway will be closed in both directions between B2011 and York Street roundabout overnight, between 9pm and 5am on Monday 25 April. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B2011 and York Street.

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.

A20 Roundhill Tunnel, Folkestone, Kent: routine tunnel investigation

Work to maintain journeys on the A20 will start this week. The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 25 April for 2 nights. The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Wednesday 27 April for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A259 and the A260.

A21 Barnetts Wood, Tonbridge, Kent: bridge installation

Work to maintain journeys by undertaking bridge replacement will start this week. Lane closures and a reduced speed limit of 50mph will be in place in either direction at a time overnight, between 7.30pm and 5am from Monday 25 April for 5 nights. Work is due to be complete at the end of July.

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.

Both carriageways will be closed between Vauxhall interchange and Longfield Roundabout overnight, between 8pm till 6am, from Wednesday 27 April for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A26 and the A228.

The coastbound entry slip road at the Vauxhall interchange will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 25 April for 5 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A26 and the A228.

Two way traffic lights will be in place between Vauxhall interchange and Longfield Roundabout overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 25 April for 2 nights and on Friday 29 April.

The scheme is due to be completed in spring 2017.

For further information visit the scheme website.

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 remain in place on the westbound carriageway and the outside lane of the westbound exit slip road remains closed until the end of the scheme. Work is due to be complete in May 2016.

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