Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: Weekly summary for Monday 8 June to Sunday 14 June 2015

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 5 June 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 replacement

Work to improve safety by carrying out joint replacement work on the M2 between junctions 4 (Gillingham) and 6 (Faversham) will start this week. Full 24/7 closures will be in place underneath the motorway on local authority roads at Mount Lane and Bottom Pond Road from Monday 8 June until September. Clearly signed diversions for local authority roads will be in place.

M20 junctions 4 Leybourne to 5 Aylesford, Kent: drainage investigation

Work to improve journeys by carrying out drainage investigations on the M20 between junction 4 (Leybourne) and junction 5 (Aylesford) will start this week. Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Saturday 13 June for two nights.

M20 junctions 8 Hollingbourne to 9 Ashford, Kent: drainage investigation

Work to improve journeys by carrying out drainage investigations on the M20 between junction 8 (Hollingbourne) and junction 9 (Ashford) will continue this week. Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 8 June for five nights.

M23 junctions 9 Gatwick to 11 Pease Pottage, West Sussex: signage installation and electrical investigation

Work to improve information for road users installing signage and carrying out electrical investigation work on the M23 between junction 9 (Gatwick) and junction 11 (Pease Pottage) will continue this week. A lane closure will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 5 June for five nights. Work is due to finish on Friday 26 June. In addition, lane closures will be in place on the entry and exit slip roads and on the roundabout in both directions at junction 11 during the same time.

A20 Dover, Kent: bollard installation

Work to improve safety by installing bollards on the eastbound carriageway by Courtwood Interchange will start this week. A lane closure will be in place on the eastbound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Monday 8 June.

A21 Flimwell, Kent: drainage investigation

Work to improve journeys by carrying out drainage investigation work between Church Lane and Combwell Lodge will start this week. Lane closures and temporary traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 8 June for ten nights (Monday to Friday only). Work is due to finish on 19 June.

A21 Tonbridge to Pembury, Kent: major improvement work

Work to improve journeys by installing a new carriageway between Vauxhall and Pembury will continue this week. Two way traffic lights will be in place between Vauxhall and Pembury overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 8 June for five nights. Work is due to be complete in Spring 2017.

For further information please visit the scheme web page

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. Narrow lanes and a 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.

In addition, a 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.

A27 Poling to Hammerpot, West Sussex: drainage repair

Work to improve road user safety by carrying out drainage repairs on the A27 between Poling and Hammerpot will continue this week. Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 8 June for three nights. The work is due to be complete by Wednesday 10 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.

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Published 5 June 2015