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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 24 October 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.
M20 junctions 9 to 8, Ashford, Kent: Retexturing
The Londonbound carriageway will continue to be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, until Friday 31 October. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A20.
M20 junctions 10 to 11 Smeeth, Ashford, Kent: Slope stabilisation
A lane one closure and a 50mph speed limit will be in place on the coastbound carriageway 24/7 from Monday 27 October. Work is due to finish in the middle of December.
M23 junctions 8 to 9, Coopers Hill, West Sussex: Viaduct replacement
Two narrow lanes and a 40 mph speed limit will continue to be in place in both directions using a contraflow 24 hours a day until the end of November.
A2 Boughton to Harbledown, Kent: Carriageway reconstruction
The coastbound carriageway between Brenley Corner and Harbledown will continue to be closed at weekends, from 8pm on Friday 31 October until 6am on Monday 3 November. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the A299 and A256. The work is due to finish on Monday 1 December.
A2 Lydden to Coldred, Kent: Pavement investigation
Lane closures and temporary traffic lights will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 27 October, (Monday to Friday only). Work is due to be completed on Saturday 8 November.
A2070 Cheesemans Green / Finberry, Kent: New junction construction
Lane closures and a temporary 40mph speed limit will be in place between the Orbital Park roundabout and Cloverleaf junction (A2042) between 9.30am and 3.30pm with some lane or carriageway closures overnight, between 8pm and 6am, until Friday 31 October. From Saturday 1 November the new permanent 50mph speed limit will be in place.
A259 Lamb Inn Hooe, East Sussex: Resurfacing
Temporary traffic lights will continue to be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am each night, between the A259/B2095 junction and the A259 junction with Green Lane. Access to and from side roads will be closed and clearly signed diversions will be in place via local roads. Work is due to be completed at the start of November.
A27 Southover to Kingston, East Sussex: Resurfacing
The eastbound carriageway will continue to be closed each night, between 8pm and 6am, between the Falmer interchange and the Southerham roundabout. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A23, A259 and A26. Work is due to finish Tuesday 18 November.
A27 Worthing, West Sussex: Lighting replacement
Lane closures and temporary traffic lights will continue to be in place between the Grove Lodge roundabout and Lyons Farm, between 9.30am and 3.30pm and between 8pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday only) until Friday 12 December.
A27 Whyke Roundabout, Chichester, West Sussex: Drainage Improvement
Narrow lanes will continue to be in place during the daytime with lane closures in place in both directions overnight (Monday to Friday only), between 8pm and 6am, around the Whyke Roundabout. Work is due to be completed in early December.
Safety at roadworks
The Highways Agency 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.
Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.
Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.
Published: 24 October 2014
From: Highways Agency