Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: weekly summary for Monday 3 to Sunday 9 October 2016.

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 30 September 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.

M2 junctions 6 - 7, Faversham, Kent: drainage survey

Work to maintain safety by surveying drainage systems continues this week. Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 3 October for 3 nights.

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.

The westbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5am, from Monday 3 October for 5 nights. In addition, one lane will be closed on the westbound entry slip road 24/7. Lane closures will also be in place on the westbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 5am, from Monday 3 October for 5 nights. The westbound carriageway will be closed between the slip roads at junction 4 overnight, between 8pm and 5am, from Saturday 8 October for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the exit and entry slip roads.

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

M23 junctions 11 – 9 Crawley to Gatwick Airport, Sussex: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys on the M23 continues this week. The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 3 October for 7 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A2011.

A20 Dover, Kent: junction improvement work

Work by the Port of Dover to improve journeys on the A20 continues this week. Phased works continue at the York Street junction and at the Union Street junction. Lane closures will be in place in both directions between the Limekiln and Woolcomber junctions. There will be no right turn facility along the section of the A20 for both eastbound and westbound traffic. Clearly signed diversions will be in place to direct traffic through the works.

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 Longfield Roundabout and Vauxhall interchange overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Wednesday 5 October for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A26 and A228.

Two way traffic lights will be in place in both directions on the A21 carriageway and on the coastbound entry slip road at Vauxhall overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 3 October for 2 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 Falmer, East Sussex: resurfacing

Works to improve journeys by resurfacing start this week between Coldean junction and Falmer interchange. The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 3 October for 5 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A27, A26, A259 and A23.

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Published 30 September 2016