Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: weekly summary for Monday 6 July to Sunday 12 July 2015

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 3 July 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.

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M2 junctions 4 Gillingham to 6 Faversham, Kent: joint and bearing replacement

Work to maintain journeys by undertaking bridge joint and bearing replacement on the M2 between junctions 4 (Gillingham) and 6 (Faversham) will continue this week. Mount Lane and Bottom Pond Road will be closed underneath the motorway 24/7 from Monday 6 July until September. Clearly signed diversions for these local roads will be in place.

In addition there will be a full carriageway closure in place between junctions 5 (Stockbury) and 6 (Faversham) overnight, between 9pm and 5am on Tuesday 7 July for one night. A fully signed diversion route will be in place.

M20 junctions 9 Ashford to 10 Kennington, Kent: carriageway investigation

Work to improve journeys on the M20 between junctions 9 (Ashford) and 10 (Kennington) by carrying out investigation work will continue this week. Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 6 July (Monday to Friday only). Work is due to finish by mid-July.

M23 junctions 8 (M25) to 9 Gatwick, West Sussex: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing the carriageway on the M25 between junctions 8 (M25) and 9 (Gatwick) will continue this week. Lane closures will be in place on the southbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 6 July until Tuesday 14 July (Monday to Friday only).

A2/A2260 Ebbsfleet, Kent: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys on the A2 at Ebbsfleet by carrying out resurfacing will start this week. Overnight slip road closures at Ebssfleet junction will be in place in both directions between 8pm and 6am from Monday 6 July (Monday to Friday). In addition the two roundabouts at Ebbsfleet along with the link road will also be closed. Work is due to finish by the end of July. A fully signed diversion will be in place.

A21 Tonbridge to Pembury, Kent: major improvement work

Work to improve journeys on the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury will continue this week and is due to be complete in spring 2017. Temporary two-way traffic lights will be in place between Vauxhall and Longfield overnight between 8pm and 6am from Monday 6 July for five nights.

For further information visit the road project pages.

A27 Fontwell East, West Sussex: central reservation investigation

Work to improve journeys by carrying out investigation work between Fontwell East roundabout and the B2145 will continue this week. Lane closures will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 6 July for seven nights.

A27 Kingsham, West Sussex: new footbridge construction

Work to improve safety by installing a footbridge at Kingsham on the A27 near Chichester will continue this week. Lane closures will be in place overnight between 8pm and 6am in both directions from Monday 6 July for five nights. Narrow lanes and a temporary 50mph speed limit will remain in place throughout the construction period. In addition, temporary pedestrian traffic lights will be in place on Hunston Road across the A27, east of Whyke Roundabout and across Whyke Road in both directions. A temporary 30mph speed limit will be in place between the Bognor roundabout and the Stockbridge roundabout during the same period. Work is due to be complete in July.

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.

Published 3 July 2015