Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: Weekly summary for Monday 9 March–Sunday 15 March 2015

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 6 March 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.

M2 junctions 4 to 5, Rainham, Kent: Carriageway resurfacing

The coastbound carriageway will continue to be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am,until Wednesday 11 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M20, A249 and the A229.

The London-bound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am each night, for four nights from Thursday 12 March,.

Work is due to be complete at the end of March.

M20 junction 10, Ashford, Kent: Traffic signal maintenance

Lane closures will remain in place on the approach to the roundabout at junction 10 overnight, between 8pm and 6am, until Friday 27 March.During this time the signals will remain off 24/7.Pedestrian crossings will also be closed with pedestrians following alternative suitable routes.

The London-bound entry slip road will continue to be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, until Wednesday 11 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A292, A2070 and the A28.At all other times a lane closure will be in place on the London-bound entry slip road.

M23 junction 9, Gatwick, West Sussex: Carriageway resurfacing

There will be lane closures in place on the coastbound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, with one lane remaining open and a 50mph speed limit restriction. Work will be carried out each night and is due to be complete at the beginning of April.

M23 junction 9 Horley, West Sussex: Resurfacing/reinstatement of markings and studs

There will be lane closures and a 50mph speed limit in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 5am, each night until April. Work on weekdays will be between 10pm and 5am.

A2 Jubilee Way, Dover, Kent: Lighting replacement

One lane will continue to be closed on the London-bound carriageway between the Port of Dover and Guston roundabouts overnight, between 8pm and 6am(Monday to Friday),until the end of March.

The coastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 9 March between Guston Roundabout and Eastcliffe Viaduct.A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A256 and the A20.

A2 Patrixbourne, Kent: Bridge joint replacement

The London-bound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Friday 13 March for three consecutive nights. A fully signed diversion will be in place via the A256 and the A299. Work is due to finish at the end of March.

A2070 Snave, Kent: Carriageway investigation

Lane closures and two way traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for two nights from Thursday 12 March.

A21 Sevenoaks Bypass, Kent: Central reservation maintenance

There will be overnight lane closures and a 50mph speed limit in place in both directions from Monday 9 March until the end of March. Coastbound closures will be in place between 10pm and 6am. London-bound closures will be in place between 8pm and 6am. Work will be carried out each night including weekends.

A21 Tonbridge, Kent: Carriageway investigation

A lane closure will be in place on the London-bound carriageway between Quarry Hill and Morley’s Roundabout overnight, between 7.30pm and 5am, for four nights from Monday 9 March.

A21 Tonbridge to Pembury, Kent: Carriageway widening

There will be lane closures and two way traffic lights in place overnight, between 8pm and 5am, on the single carriageway. Work will take place on Monday 9 March for one night and then on Thursday 12 March for two consecutive nights.Work is due to be complete by Summer 2016.

A21 Whatlington to Seddlescombe, East Sussex: Drainage maintenance

Lane closures and two way traffic lights will continue to be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, each night. Work is due to finish by the end of March.

A23 Bolney to Pyecombe, West Sussex: Road markings and stud replacement

Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am each night from Monday 9 March until Friday 20 March.

A23 Bolney to Handcross, West Sussex: Improvement work

Lane closures will continue to be in place on the coastbound carriageway between the M23 junction 11 and A23 Warninglid Bridge from Monday 9 March for three consecutive nights. From Thursday 12 March lane closures will be in place on the London-bound carriageway between Bolney junction and Handcross Bridge for two nights.

The entry and exit slip road at Handcross on the London-bound carriageway will be closedon Thursday 12 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A272, A24, and A264.The entry slip road on the coastbound carriageway will be closed on Friday 13 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place viathe A264, A24 and the A272. All work will take place between 8pm and 6am.

M23 junction 9 , West Sussex: Resurfacing

Lane closures and a 50mph speed limit will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, weekdays only until April.

A259 Guestling, East Sussex: Resurfacing work

A lane closure and temporary traffic lights will be in place in both directions, between 9am and 3pm, until the middle of March (Monday to Friday).

A259 Winchelsea/Icklesham/Guestling, East Sussex: Resurfacing

The carriageway will be closed in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday March 9 for three weeks (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion route will be in place.

A27 Arundel to Crossbush, West Sussex: Drainage work

Temporary traffic lights will be in place on the main carriageway with a full closure of Burpham Road overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 9 March for two weeks. A clearly signed diversion will be in place.

A27 Fontwell, West Sussex: Lighting maintenance

Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight,between 8pm to 6am,(Monday to Friday)until the end of March.

A27 Kingsham, West Sussex: New footbridge construction

Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will remain in place 24/7 until mid July..Temporary pedestrian traffic lights will be in place on Hunston road adjacent to the work accessand across the A27 in both directions east of the roundabout and across Whyke Road. A 30mph speed limit will be in place between Bognor and Stockbridge roundabout.

A27 Lewes East, West Sussex: Drainage maintenance

A lane closure will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am (Monday to Friday), until mid-April.

A27 Beddingham to Pevensey, West Sussex: Road marking and stud replacement

Lane closures will be in place overnight, 8pm to 6am, each night from Monday 9 March until Monday 16 March.

A27 Housedean, East Sussex: Defector graphs

Traffic will be held on occasion for approximately ten minutes while defector graphs are taking place overnight, between 11pm and 1am, on Wednesday 11 March on South Downs Way off the A27 in both directions at Housedean,

A27 Patcham to Beddington, West Sussex: Road markings and stud replacement

Lane closures will be in place overnight, each night between 8pm and 6am, from Thursday 12 March until Monday 16 March.

A27 Southwick Tunnel, West Sussex: Passage door replacement and maintenance

The eastbound tunnel will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 9 March for two nights and on Thursday 12 March for one nightf. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A270 and the A293.

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6amon Wednesday 11 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A293 and A270.

The carriageway will be closed in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Friday 13 March for two nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A293 and A270.

A27 Worthing, West Sussex: Testing of lighting columns

Two sets of temporary traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 5am, from Monday 9 March for five nights between Offington Corner and Cole Street.

Safety at roadworks

The Highways Agency 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

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.