Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: weekly summary for Monday 30 January to Sunday 5 February 2017.

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 26 January 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 3 to 5, Kent: smart motorway surveys

Work to improve journeys continue this week on the M20 between junctions 3 & 5. There will be various lane closures in both directions on Monday 30 January for 5 nights, between 8pm and 6am. Surveys are scheduled to be complete in April 2017.

M23 junctions 8 to 10a, South Nutfield to Crawley: smart motorway surveys

Work to improve journeys continue this week on the M23 between junctions 8 & 10a. There will be various lane closures in place in both directions overnight on Monday 30 January for 5 nights, between 8pm and 6am. Surveys are scheduled to be complete in April 2017.

A2 Darenth to Bean, Kent: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys continue this week on the A2. There will be a full closure of the westbound carriageway between the Bean B255 junction and the Darenth A282 junction on Monday 30 January for 5 nights between 10pm and 6am. There will be a clearly signed diversion route via the B255, A206 and A282. Works are scheduled to be complete in early March 2017.

A20 Western Heights to Courtwood, Kent: carriageway surveys

Work to improve journeys between Courtwood junction and Western Heights roundabout take place this week. There will be a lane 1 closure on the westbound carriageway between the Courtwood junction and the A260 on Monday 30 January for 2 nights between 8pm and 6am.

There will be a lane 1 closure on the westbound carriageway between Western Heights roundabout and Courtwood interchange overnight on Wednesday 1 February between 8pm and 6am.

There will be a full closure of the eastbound carriageway between the A260 and Western Heights roundabout on Thursday 2 February for 3 nights between 8pm and 6am . A cleary signed diversion will be in place via A260, B2011 and the A256.

A20 Dover, Kent: junction improvement work

Work to improve journeys by the Port of Dover continues this work. Phased work continues at the York Street junction and at the Union Street junction. Lane closures remain 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.

A full closure will be in place overnight between 8pm and 6am on Thursday 2 February on the southbound carriageway between Quarry Hill and Longfield roundabout and on the northbound carriageway between Longfield roundabout and Vauxhall interchange. In addition Longfield Road will be closed in both directions between Longfield roundabout and Knights Park roundabout. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A26, A2014, A26 and the A228.

Two way traffic lights will be in place on the A21 overnight between 8pm and 6am from Monday 30 January for three nights and overnight on Friday 3 February.

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

The scheme is due to be completed in Summer 2017.

For further information, visit the scheme website.

A27 Pevensey, East Sussex: resurfacing works

Work to improve journeys commence this week on the A27 between the Polegate bypass, and the A259 Pevensey junction. The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight between Monday 30 January for 5 nights, between 8pm and 6am. There will be a clearly signed diverion via the A22, A2290 and A259. Works are expected to be completed by the end of February.

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Published 27 January 2017