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Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: weekly summary for Monday 31 October to Sunday 6 November 2016

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Summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week

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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. Lane 1 of the westbound entry slip will be closed.

For further information on the project, please visit Kent County Council’s website: http://www.kent.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/what-we-look-after/roads/road-projects/m20-junction-4-eastern-overbridge

M23 junctions 8 – 10a, Redhill to Crawley, Sussex: gantry maintenance

Work to preserve the robustness of the network by completing gantry maintenance takes place this week. Lane 1 of the southbound carriageway between junctions 8 and 9 will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Monday 31 October. Lane 3 will be closed in both directions between junctions 10 and 11 overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Wednesday 2 November. Lane 1 of the northbound carriageway at junction 10a will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Thursday 3 November. Lane 2 of the northbound entry slip road at junction 10 will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Friday 4 November.

M23 junction 9, Gatwick, Sussex: camera renewal

Work to improve safety by renewing cameras at junction 9 continues this week. A lane 3 closure on the eastbound spur road and lane closures on the junction 9 roundabout will be in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 31 October for 4 nights.

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

Work to maintain the M23 by improving drainage continues this week. Various lane closures will be implemented in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 31 October for 5 nights. Surveys are expected to be completed by mid-November.

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: http://www.doverport.co.uk/travel

A20 Western Heights to Courtwood, Kent: carriageway survey

Work to improve journeys between the Courtwood junction and Western Heights roundabout takes place this week. The eastbound carriageway will be closed between the B2011 Courtwood interchange and the Western Heights roundabout overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 31 October for 5 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B2011 and the A256.

A lane 2 closure will be in place on the westbound carriageway between Western Heights roundabout and the Courtwood interchange overnight between 8pm and 6am, on Monday 31 October, Wednesday 2 November, Thursday 3 November and Friday 4 November.

A20 Folkestone, Kent: tunnel maintenance

Work to support the network by carrying out maintenance at the Roundhill Tunnel takes place this week. The westbound carriageway will be closed between junction 13 of the M20 and the A260 junction overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Wednesday 2 November. The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Thursday 3 November. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A259 and A260.

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.

The London-bound carriageway between Longfield Roundabout and Vauxhall interchange and the coastbound carriageway between Quarry Hill and Longfield roundabout will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Friday 4 November. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A26 A2014, A26 and A228. In addition, a lane closure will be in place on the London-bound carriageway between Kippings Cross and Pembury interchange overnight, between 8pm and 6am, during the same time.

Two way traffic lights will be in place on the A21 and on the coastbound entry slip road at Vauxhall overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 31 October for 4 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: http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/a21-tonbridge-to-pembury-dualling

A27 Worthing, West Sussex: lighting maintenance

Work to maintain safety by updating lighting takes place this week. Lane 1 eastbound between Grove Lodge roundabout and Lyons Way will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 31 October for 2 nights.

A249 Queenborough, Kent: fence installation

Work to improve safety takes place this week on the A249 at Brielle Way. Temporary traffic signals will be in place between 9:30am and 3:30pm from Monday 31 October for 3 days.

A249 Sheerness, Kent: navigation light maintenance

Work to maintain safety by upgrading the navigation lights for shipping beneath the bridge takes place this week on the A249 at the Sheppey Crossing. Lane 1 will be closed in both directions between 9:30am and 3:30pm from Thursday 3 November for 2 days.

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Published 28 October 2016