Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: weekly summary for Monday 29 August to Sunday 4 September 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 26 August 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 junction 4, Maidstone, Kent: junction improvement

Work by Kent County Council to improve journeys by adding an additional lane to the roundabout continues this week. Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will be in place on both carriageways underneath the roundabout for the duration of scheme. A lane closure and 30mph speed limit will be in place on the southbound section of the roundabout.

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

A20 Dover, Kent: junction improvement work

Work by the Port of Dover to improve journeys on the A20 continues this week. Lane closures will remain in place with a contraflow system between the Limekiln and York Street roundabouts for the duration of the works. There will continue to 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.

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.

Both carriageways will be closed between Pembury interchange and Vauxhall interchange overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Tuesday 30 August. In addition, the London-bound carriageway will be closed between Kippings Cross roundabout and Pembury interchange during the same time. A clearly signed diversion for coastbound road users will be in place via the A26 and the A228. A clearly signed diversion for London-bound road users will be in place via the A268, A267, A264, A228 and the A26. Longfield Road will be closed in both directions between Knights Park roundabout and Longfield west roundabout during the same time.

Two way traffic lights will be in place in both directions on the A21 overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Wednesday 31 August for 3 nights.

Tonbridge Road will remain closed after Pembury Hospital up to and including Longfield Road roundabout until Spring 2017. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A228 and the A21.

The scheme is due to be completed in spring 2017.

For further information visit the scheme website.

A27 Worthing, West Sussex: lighting scheme

Work to improve safety by replacing lighting columns continues this week. Temporary traffic signals will be in place between Grove Lodge roundabout and Clapham Interchange, between 8pm and 6am, from Tuesday 30 August for 4 nights. Work is due to be completed in September 2016.

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