Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: Weekly summary for Monday 27 April – Sunday 3 May 2015

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 24 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.

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M20 junctions 5 to 4, Maidstone, Kent: resurfacing

The London-bound carriageway will continue to be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 27 April. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the distributor road at junction 6 and the A20. The work is due to finish in May.

M23 junction 11, Crawley, West Sussex: sign renewal

Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday only) until the beginning of May .

A2 Jubilee Way, Dover, Kent: lighting replacement

The coastbound carriageway between the Eastern Docks roundabout and Guston roundabout will be closed overnight from Wednesday 9 April for three nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A256 and A20. In addition, an overnight lane closure will be in place on the London-bound carriageway between the Eastern Docks roundabout and the Guston roundabout from Monday 27 April for five consecutive nights. All work will be carried out between 8pm and 6am. Work is due to finish in May.

A2 Patrixbourne, Kent: remedial joint replacement

The coastbound carriageway between Bridge and Coldharbour Lane will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Thursday 30 April. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A299 and A256. In addition, there will be a lane closure on the London-bound carriageway.

A20 Roundhill Tunnel, Kent: routine maintenance

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 27 April for two nights.

The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Wednesday 29 April for two nights.

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A259 and the A260.

A21 Tonbridge to Pembury: Kent, major improvement work

The carriageway in both directions between Vauxhall and Longfield roundabout will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Monday 27 April. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A228 and A26.

For further information visit the road projects pages.

A21 Marley Lane, Whatlington, East Sussex: vegetation clearance

Temporary traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Tuesday 28 April.

A23 Handcross to Warninglid, West Sussex: major improvement scheme

The coastbound entry slip road at Handcross will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 27 April for five nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A23 London-bound carriageway.

A27 Kingsham, West Sussex: new footbridge construction

Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will remain in place until mid July. Temporary pedestrian traffic lights will be in place on Hunston Road adjacent to the work access and across the A27 in both directions east of the roundabout and across Whyke Road. A 30mph speed limit will be in place between the Bognor and Stockbridge roundabouts. There will also be overnight lane closures in both directions.

A27 Lewes East, West Sussex: drainage

Lane closures in both directions will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 27 April for five days.

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
  • be alert for road workers, the roads are their workplace

General enquiries

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

Media enquiries

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 27 April 2015