Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: weekly summary for Monday 26 October to Sunday 01 November 2015

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 23 October but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

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M2 junctions 4 Gillingham to 6 Faversham, Kent: joint and bearing replacement

Work to maintain journeys by undertaking bridge joint and bearing replacement on the M2 between junctions 4 (Gillingham) and 6 (Faversham) will continue this week. There will be 24 hour hard shoulder closures and a 50mph speed limit in place on both carriageways.

The local roads Mount Lane and Bottom Pond Road will be closed underneath the motorway until December. Clearly signed diversions will be in place for these local roads.

M20 junctions 8 Maidstone to 9 Ashford, Kent: carriageway investigation

Work to maintain journeys by undertaking carriageway investigations on the M20 between junctions 8 and 9 will continue this week. There will be lane closures on the London-bound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 26 October for 5 nights. In addition, the London-bound entry slip road at junction 9 will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Thursday 29 October. A clearly signed diversion will be in placevia the coastbound carriageway to junction 10 and return on the London-bound carriageway.

A2 Boughton Street, Kent: drainage investigation

Work to maintain journeys by carrying out drainage surveys will start this week. There will be lane closures on both carriageways between Brenley Corner and Dunkirk, overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 26 October for 5 nights. The coastbound exit slip road to Boughton will be closed overnight, from 8pm to 6am, on Friday 30 October. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Upper Harbledown interchange and return on the London-bound carriageway to exit at Dunkirk.

A20/A260 Courtwood, Dover, Kent: drainage repair

Work to maintain journeys by carrying out drainage repairs continues this week. There will be a lane closure with one lane remaining open between White Horse Hill junction and Courtwood interchange overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 26 October for 5 nights.

A20 Capel Street Overbridge, Dover, Kent: bridge joint replacement

Work to maintain journeys on the A20 overbridge at Capel Street will start this week. Capel Street will be closed in both directions between Winehouse Lane and the junction with Cauldham Lane, between 9.30am and 4pm, from Monday 26 October for 5 days. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Hurst Lane, Cauldham Lane, Hockley Sole Lane and Capel Street.

A21 Tonbridge to Pembury, Kent: major improvement work

Work to improve journeys on the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury will continue this week. Longfield Road will be closed between the A21 and Knights Park overnight, between 9pm and 5am, from Monday 26 October for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place. There will be a lane closure in place on Longfield Road Roundabout overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Wednesday 28 October for 3 nights. One lane will remain open while the work is carried out.

The A21 junction with Half Moon Lane will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Thursday 29 October for 2 nights. Access will be maintained via Pembury Hall Road. For further information visit the scheme page

A27 Shoreham, West Sussex: technology reinstatement

Work to maintain journeys by carrying out technology reinstatement works will start this week.
The carriageway will be closed in both directions between Manor Road Roundabout and Adur interchange, between 8pm and 5am on Tuesday 27 October. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A283 and the A24.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

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Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 23 October 2015