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Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: weekly summary for Monday 27 March to Sunday 2 April 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 23 March 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.

A2 Gravesend, Kent: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys continue this week on the A2 between the Hall Road junction and the B255 Bean junction. There will be a full closure of the westbound carriageway between Hall Road and Bean on Monday 27 March for 5 nights between 8pm and 6am. There will be cleary signed diversion in place via Hall Road, B262, A226 and the B255.

Works are scheduled to be complete by early April 2017.

M2 Rochester, Kent: Vegetation clearance

Works to improve journeys begins this week on the M2 between junctions 2 and 4. There will be slip road closures in both directions at Junction 2 on Monday 27 March for 2 nights between 8pm and 6am. There will be slip road closures in both directions at junction 4 on Wednesday 29 March for 2 nights between 8pm and 6am. Traffic will be diverted via the next junction of the motorway.

M2 Chatham, Kent: Carriageway works

Works to improve safety take place this week on the M2. There will be an westbound entry slip closure at junction 3 on Monday 27 March overnight between 8pm and 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the next junction. There will also be lane closures on the westbound carriageway overnight on Monday 27 March between 8pm and 6am.

On Tuesday 28 March there will be lane closures on the westbound carriageway overnight between 8pm and 6am. There will be lane closures on the eastbound carriageway on Wednesday 29 March for 2 nights between 8pm and 6am.

There will be lane closures on the eastbound carriageway on Friday 31 March overnight between 8pm and 6am.

A2 Dover, Kent: carriageway works

Works to improve safety take place this week on the A2 Jubilee Way. There will be a full closure southbound from 12pm on Saturday 1 April until 12pm on Sunday 2 April. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A256.

A20 Dover, Kent: street lighting works

Works to improve journeys take place this week on the A20 between York Street and Limekiln roundabout. There will be lane 2 closures in both directions on Monday 27 March for 4 days between 7am and 6pm. Works are scheduled to be complete by the end of March.

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 30 March on the southbound carriageway between Quarry Hill and Pembury interchage and on the northbound carriageway between Pembury interchage 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 27 March for three nights and overnight on Friday 31 March.

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.

A27 Polegate, Sussex: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys take place this week on the A27 between Wilmington and Folkington. There will be a full closure in both directions on Monday 27 March for 5 nights between 8pm and 6am. A clearly signed signed diversion will be in place via the A26 and A22.

M20 junctions 3 to 5, Kent: smart motorway surveys

Work to improve journeys continue this week on the M20 between junctions 3 and 5. There will be various lane closures in both directions on Monday 27 March for 5 nights between 8pm and 6am. Surveys are scheduled to be complete in April 2017.

M20 junctions 4 to 6, Kent: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys begin this week on the M20 between junctions 4 and 6. There will be a full closure of the Eastbound carriageway at junction 6 on Monday 27 March for 5 nights, and overnight on Sunday 2 April between 8pm and 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the entry and exit slip road. There will also be lane closures on the westbound carriageway between junctions 6 and 4 on Monday 27 March for 5 nights, and overnight on Sunday 2 April between 8pm and 6am. Works are expected to be complete by the end of May 2017.

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

Work to improve journeys continue this week on the M23 between junctions 8 and 10a. There will a full closure of the westbound Gatwick Spur Road on Monday 27 March for 4 nights between 10pm and 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via M23, A2011, A23, and Airport Way. Surveys are scheduled to be complete in April 2017.

A23 West Sussex: vegetation clearance

Work to improve journeys continue this week on the A23 between Pease Pottage and Patcham. There will be various slip road closures in both directions on Monday 27 March for 5 nights between 8pm and 6am. Traffic will be diverted via the next junction.

Works are scheduled to be completed by the end of April.

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Published 27 March 2017