Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: Weekly summary for Monday 3 November – Sunday 9 November 2014

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 31 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.

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M20 junctions 4 to 5, Kent: Pavement investigation

Lane closures will be in place on the London-bound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am. for two nights from Wednesday 5 November.

M20 junctions 9 to 8, Ashford, Kent: Retexturing

The London-bound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Monday 3 November. 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 continue to be in place on the coastbound carriageway 24/7 until 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.

M23 junctions 10 to 11, Crawley, West Sussex: Pavement investigation

Lane closures will be in place on the coastbound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Friday 7 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 7 November until 6am on Monday 10 November. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the A299 and A256. The work is due to finish on Monday 1 December.

A2 Canterbury, Kent: Pavement investigation

Lane closures will be in place on the coastbound carriageway between Winters Farm and New Dover Road overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for two nights from Monday 3 November.

A20 Roundhill Tunnel, Dover, Kent: Routine maintenance

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 3 November for two nights. The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am from Wednesday 5 November for two nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A260 and the A259.

A21 Barnetts Wood, Tonbridge, Kent: Bridge deconstruction

A lane one closure will be in place in both directions each night, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 3 November. Work is due to be completed by mid November.

A2 Lydden to Coldred, Kent: Pavement investigation

Lane closures and temporary traffic lights will continue to be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 3 November for five consecutive nights.

A259 Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex: Street lighting

Lane closures will continue to be in place in both directions, between 9.30am and 3pm, between Belle Hill and De La Warr Road, Monday to Friday. Work is due to finish in mid November.

A27 Southover to Kingston, East Sussex: Resurfacing

The westbound carriageway will be closed each night, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 3 November, between Southerham roundabout and the Falmer interchange. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A26, A259 and A23. Work is due to finish Monday 17 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.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

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 31 October 2014