Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: weekly summary for Monday 8 February to Sunday 14 February 2016

Summary of 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 5 February 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 5 to 6, Kent: drainage clearance

Work to maintain road user safety on the M20 between junctions 5 and 6 will start this week. The London-bound distributor road – including the London-bound exit and entry slip roads – will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am from Tuesday 9 February for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Londonbound M20.

The coastbound distributor road – including the entry slip road at junction 5 – will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am from Thursday 11 February for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the coastbound M20.

M20 junction 10, Kent: drainage investigation

Work to improve safety on the M20 at junction 10 continues this week. A lane closure will be in place on the Londonbound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am on Wednesday 10 February. In addition there will be lane closures on the roundabout at junction 10 during the same time.

A2 Dunkirk to Harbledown, Kent: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing sections of the carriageway will continue this week. The coastbound carriageway between Brenley Corner and the A28 will be closed overnight, between 7.30pm and 5am, from Monday 8 February for 2 consecutive nights.

The London-bound carriageway between the A28 and Brenley Corner will be closed overnight, between 7.30pm and 5am from Wednesday 10 February for 5 consecutive nights. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the A299 and the A256.

A20 Dover, Kent: vegetation clearance and debris removal

Work to improve journeys on the A20 will start this week by the Port of Dover. Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, as follows:

  • Monday 8 February: between the Western Heights and Limekiln roundabouts.
  • Tuesday 9 February: between the Limekiln and Prince of Wales roundabouts.
  • Wednesday 10 February: between the Prince of Wales and York Street roundabouts.
  • Thursday 11 February: between the York Street roundabout and Woolcomber Street junction.
  • Friday 12 February: between the Woolcomber Street junction and Eastern Docks roundabout.

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 will continue this week. Two way traffic lights will be in place between Vauxhall interchange and Longfield Roundabout overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 8 February for 4 nights. Traffic signals will be in place on Tonbridge Road and Longfield Road overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Friday 12 February.

The scheme is due to be completed in December 2016.

For further information visit the scheme website.

A23 Pyecombe Cutting, East Sussex: geotechnical work

Work to maintain safety on the A23 will continue this week. The A281/A23 coastbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 8 February for 5 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the London-bound A23.

A23 Pyecombe to Patcham, East Sussex; carriageway investigations

Work to maintain safety on the A23 will start this week. There will be lane closures in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 8 February for two nights.

A27 Falmer Footbridge, East Sussex: bridge maintenance

Work to replace the ramp on the footbridge over the A27 at Falmer will continue this week. Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will be in place on the westbound carriageway and the outside lane closed on the westbound exit slip road 24/7 until the end of the scheme.

Work is due to be complete in May 2016.

A26 Tarring Neville, East Sussex: carriageway investigations

Work to improve safety on the A26 at Tarring Neville will start this week. There will be a lane closure with temporary traffic lights in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 8 February for five nights.

A27 Selmeston, East Sussex: footpath resurfacing

Work to improve the footpath between the Salvidge Service Station and the Village Road junction will take place this week. Two way traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 5am, from Monday 8 February for 5 nights.

A27 Patcham Court Farm, East Sussex: expansion joint refurbishment

Work to improve road user safety on the A27 will start this week. There will be a full closure of the overbridge overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Wednesday 10 February for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A27 east and westbound carriageway and return.

A259, Rye, East Sussex; carriageway investigation

Work to maintain road user safety on the A259 between Wish Street Roundabout and Camber Road will start this week. A lane closure and temporary traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Tuesday 9 February for 2 nights.

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