Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: weekly summary for Monday 5 September to Sunday 11 September 2016

Planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week.

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 2 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.

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.

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

A20 Dover, Kent: junction improvement work

Work by the Port of Dover to improve journeys on the A20 continues this week. Lane closures will remain in place with a contraflow system between the Limekiln and York Street roundabouts for the duration of the works. There will continue to 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.

For more information on the project, visit the Port of Dover’s website.

A20 Folkestone, Kent: vegetation clearance

Work to improve journeys on the A20 by clearing vegetation will start this week. The eastbound carriageway between the A260 and A256 will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 5 September for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A20, A259, A260, B2011 and A256.

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.

Two way traffic lights will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 5 September for 5 nights.

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 spring 2017. For further information visit the A21 scheme webpage.

A27 Worthing, West Sussex: lighting scheme

Work to improve safety by replacing lighting columns continues this week. Temporary traffic signals will be in place between Grove Lodge roundabout and Clapham Interchange, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 5 September for 5 nights. Work is due to be completed by the end of September 2016.

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