Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: Weekly summary for Monday 4 May - Sunday 10 May 2015

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 1 May 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 5 to 4, Maidstone, Kent: loop installation

The London-bound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Thursday 7 May. The coastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Friday 8 May. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A20.

M23 junctions 8 to 9, Crawley, West Sussex: resurfacing

Lane closures will be in place on the London-bound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Wednesday 6 May for three nights. There will be a reduced speed limit of 50mph.

M23 junction 11, Crawley, West Sussex: sign renewal

Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday only) until early May.

A2 Jubilee Way, Dover, Kent: lighting replacement

One lane will continue to be closed on the London-bound carriageway between the Port of Dover and Guston roundabouts overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Tuesday 5 May until the end of May (Monday to Friday only).

In addition, the coastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for four nights from Tuesday 5 May between the Guston roundabout and the Eastcliffe Viaduct. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A256 and the A20.

A21 Kent Street, Kent Street, East Sussex: drainage investigation

Lane closures and 2 way traffic lights will be in place between Crazy Lane and The Ridge overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Tuesday 5 May for two nights.

A21 Tonbridge to Pembury: Kent: major improvement work

The London-bound carriageway between Pembury and the Longfield roundabout will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Tuesday 5 May for two nights. The coastbound carriageway between the Longfield roundabout and Pembury will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Thursday 7 May for two nights.

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A228 and Hospital Road.

For further information visit the road project page.

A23 Pease Pottage to Handcross, West Sussex: pavement investigation

Lane closures and a 40mph speed limit will be in place on the London-bound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Sunday 10 May.

A27 Kingsham, West Sussex: new footbridge construction

Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will remain in place until mid July. Temporary pedestrian traffic lights will be in place on Hunston Road adjacent to the work access and across the A27 in both directions east of the roundabout and across Whyke Road. A 30mph speed limit will be in place between the Bognor and Stockbridge roundabouts. There will also be overnight lane closures in both directions.

A27 Pevensey, East Sussex: drainage investigations

Lane closures and temporary traffic lights will be in place on all approaches to Pevensey Haven roundabout overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Wednesday 6 May for three nights.

A27 Poling to Hammerpot, West Sussex: drainage

Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Tuesday 5 May (Monday to Friday only) until early June.

Safety at roadworks

Highways England 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
  • be alert for road workers, the roads are their workplace

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.