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Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: weekly summary for Monday 7 December to Sunday 12 December 2015

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 4 December 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 3 Chatham to 5 Stockbury, Kent: resurfacing

Work to maintain journeys by resurfacing sections of the carriageway on the M2 between junction 3 (Chatham) and junction 5 (Stockbury) will continue this week until the middle of December.

The following closures will be in place overnight, between 9pm and 5am:

  • Monday 7 December for 3 nights: London-bound carriageway between junctions 5 and 4
  • Thursday 10 December: London-bound carriageway between junctions 5 and 3
  • Friday 11 December for 3 nights: London-bound carriageway between junctions 4 and 3 and the junction 4 London-bound entry slip road

Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the A249, M20 and A229.

M20 junctions 8 Maidstone to 9 Ashford, Kent: carriageway investigation

Work to maintain journeys by undertaking carriageway investigations on the M20 between junctions 8 and 9 will continue this week. . There will be lane closures on the coastbound carriageway, overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Wednesday 9 December for 2 nights. There will be lane closures on the link road between the M20 junction 8 and A20 overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Friday 11 December.

M20 junction 10, Ashford, Kent: carriageway investigation

Work to maintain journeys by undertaking carriageway investigations on the M20 at junction 10 will continue this week. There will be a lane closure on the London-bound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Wednesday 9 December for 3 nights. In addition, the entry slip road on the London-bound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 7 December for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the coastbound carriageway.

A2 Canterbury to Dover, Kent: road marking renewal

Work to improve safety by renewing the road markings will continue this week. The coastbound carriageway will be closed between Patrixbourne and Barham overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Wednesday 9 December for 5 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A299 and A256. Work is due to be complete by mid-December.

A2 Littledale Viaduct, Dartford, Kent: concrete repair

Work to improve journeys on the A2 near Dartford continues this week. A lane closure and temporary traffic lights will be in place on the B260 Green Street, underneath the A2, between 9.30am and 4.30pm from Monday 7 December, for 5 days.

A2070 Hamstreet, Kent: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys on the A2070 near Hamstreet will continue this week. A lane closure will be in place between Brenzett Roundabout and the A2042 with traffic escorted past the work site in a convoy at 10mph overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 7 December for 5 nights.

In addition, access to and from the A2070 from Ashford Road will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 7 December for 5 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Ashford Road and the A2070.

A21 Tonbridge to Pembury, Kent: major improvement

Work to improve journeys on the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury will continue this week. Traffic lights will be in place between Vauxhall Interchange and Longfield Roundabout overnight, between 8pm and 5am, from Monday 7 December for 5 nights.

The scheme is due to be completed in December 2016. For further information visit the scheme website.

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Published 4 December 2015