Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: Weekly summary for Monday 29 June to Sunday 5 July 2015

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 26 June 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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M2 junctions 4 Gillingham to 6 Faversham, Kent: Joint and bearing replacement

Work to improve safety by replacing bridge joints on the M2 between junctions 4 (Gillingham) and 6 (Faversham) will continue this week. Mount Lane and Bottom Pond Road will be closed underneath the motorway 24/7 from Monday 29 June until September. Clearly signed diversions for these local roads will be in place.

M20 junctions 9 Ashford to 10 Kennington, Kent: Carriageway investigation

Work to improve journeys on the M20 between junctions 9 (Ashford) and 10 (Kennington) by carrying out investigation work will start this week. Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 29 June (Monday to Friday only). Work is due to finish mid July.

M23 junctions 8 (M25) to 9 Gatwick, West Sussex: Resurfacing

Work to improve journeys on the M25 between junctions 8 (M25) and 9 (Gatwick) will continue this week. Lane closures will be in place in both directions with one lane remaining open overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 29 June until Tuesday 14 July (Monday to Friday only).

A21 Tonbridge to Pembury, Kent: Major improvement work

Work to improve journeys on the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury will continue this week and is due to be complete in spring 2017. Full closures will be in place between Quarry Hill and Pembury overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 29 June for 2 nights. Two way traffic lights will be in place between Vauxhall and Longfield overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Wednesday 1 July for 3 nights.

For further information please visit the scheme website.

A27 Arundel Road, Fontwell, West Sussex: Drainage investigation

Work to improve journeys by carrying out drainage investigation work between Fontwell East and West roundabouts (including the roundabouts) will continue this week. Lane closures will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 29 for 2 nights.

A27 Fontwell East, West Sussex: Central reservation investigation

Work to improve journeys by carrying out investigation work between Fontwell East roundabout and the B2145 will start this week. Lane closures will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Wednesday 1 July for 7 nights.

A27 Devils Dyke to Hangleton, West Sussex: Crash barrier investigation

Work to improve journeys by carrying out investigation work between Devils Dyke and Hangleton will start this week. Back to back lane 2 closures will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 29 June for 2 nights.

A27 Lancing Footway, West Sussex: Footpath improvement

Work to improve safety for pedestrians on Upper Brighton Road will start this week. Lane closures and temporary traffic lights will be in place on the westbound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 29 June for 5 nights. Lane closures and temporary traffic lights will be in place on the eastbound carriageway from Saturday 4 July for 2 nights.

A27 Kingsham, West Sussex: New footbridge construction

Work to improve safety by installing a footbridge at Kingsham on the A27 near Chichester will continue this week. Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will remain in place throughout the construction period. In addition, temporary pedestrian traffic lights will be in place on Hunston Road across the A27, east of Whyke Roundabout and across Whyke Road in both directions. A 30mph speed limit will be in place between the Bognor roundabout and the Stockbridge roundabout during the same period. Work is due to be complete in July.

Lane closures will be in place between Whyke roundabout and Stockbridge roundabout overnight, between 9pm and 5am, from Monday 29 June for 5 nights.

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
  • And 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.

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Published 26 June 2015