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Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: weekly summary for Monday 4 April to Sunday 10 April 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 1 April 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 Stockbury Viaduct, junction 5, Sittingbourne, Kent: concrete repair

Work to improve journeys by maintaining the bridge will take place this week. Lane closures will be in place on the coast-bound entry slip road overnight, between 8pm and 6am, and during the day between 9.30am and 3.00pm, from Monday 4 April for 5 days/nights.

M20 junctions 8 to 9, Ashford, Kent: white lining

Work to improve journeys on the M20 by re-marking the white lines will take place this week. Lane closures will be in place on the coastbound carriageway between junction 8 and 9 overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Monday 4 April.

A20 Dover, Kent: junction improvement work

Work by the Port of Dover to improve journeys on the A20 continues this week. Lane closures will be in place with one lane remaining open in both directions between the Limekiln and York Street roundabouts 24/7 for the duration of the works. In addition, there will be no right turns from the A20 eastbound on to Union Street and from Union Street on to the A20. Clearly signed diversions will be in place.

It is anticipated that there will be increased traffic along the A20 as a result of the Easter break. Drivers are advised to plan their journeys and allow extra time for their journeys if required.

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 will remain in place 24/7 between the Vauxhall interchange and the A228.

The A21 will be closed in both directions between Longfield Roundabout and Vauxhall interchange overnight, between 8pm and 6am from Thursday 7 April for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A228 and the A26.

Two way traffic lights will be in place on the coastbound entry slip road at Vauxhall interchange, between 9.30am and 3.30pm, from Monday 4 April for 2 days. In addition, the coastbound entry slip road at Vauxhall interchange will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 4 April for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A26 and the A228.

Two way traffic lights will be in place between the Vauxhall interchange and Longfield roundabout overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 4 April for 5 nights.

The scheme is due to be completed in spring 2017.

For further information visit the scheme website.

A23 Pyecombe to Patcham, East Sussex: carriageway investigation

Work to maintain safety on the A23 continues this week. Lane closures will be in place on both carriageways overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Tuesday 29 March for 6 consecutive nights.

A259, Little Common Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex: lighting investigation

Work to maintain safety on the A259 will start this week. Two way traffic lights will be in place between Green Lane and York Road overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Sunday 3 April.

A26 Beddingham, East Sussex: carriageway surfacing

Work to maintain safety on the A26 will start this week. Lane closures will be in place with traffic escorted past the work site in a convoy overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Monday 4 April for 1 night.

A27 Adur Viaduct, West Sussex: slip road improvements

Work to improve safety on the A27 by resurfacing the slip roads starts this week. The east and westbound entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 4 April for 5 nights . A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Holmbush interchange and Lancing roundabout.

A27 Offington Corner, West Sussex; carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by carrying out resurfacing will start this week. The westbound carriageway towards Grove Lodge and eastbound towards Clapham junction will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 5am from Monday 4 April for 5 nights. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the A27 and A24.

A27 Falmer Footbridge, East Sussex: bridge maintenance

Work to replace the ramp on the footbridge over the A27 at Falmer continues this week.

Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit remain in place on the westbound carriageway and the outside lane of the westbound exit slip road remains closed until the end of the scheme. Work is due to be complete in May 2016.

A27 Mill Hill, West Sussex: vegetation clearance

Work to improve journeys by carrying out vegetation clearance will start this week. Lane closures will be in place on both carriageways overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Tuesday 5 April for 4nights.

A27 Sompting to Lancing, West Sussex: footway investigation

Work to maintain safety on the A27 will start this week. Two way traffic lights will be in place between the Grove Lodge roundabout and Sompting Road junction overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Friday 1 April for 3 consecutive nights. In addition a lane closure will be in place will be in place on the eastbound carriageway between Sompting Road junction and Manor Road roundabout during the same time.

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Published 1 April 2016