The £1.8 million scheme involves resurfacing sections of the carriageway, renewing kerbing, drainage maintenance and the removal of unused lighting columns. At the same time repairs will be carried out to worn out footpaths and this will provide safer facilities for pedestrians and cyclists. All this will need overnight carriageway closures and should be completed, weather permitting, in mid-October. The work has been co-ordinated with Southern Gas Networks who are working during the day to replace and upgrade residential gas supplies along the A23.
Highways Agency Asset Manager Janice Burgess said:
The carriageway improvements will provide road users with safe and reliable journeys on this busy route. We are working with Southern Gas Networks to ensure our work is co-ordinated and the Highways Agency work will be done overnight, when traffic flows are lowest which should minimise disruption. There will be no traffic restrictions during the day.
The work will be carried out between 10pm and 5.30am (Monday to Thursday) and between 11pm and 6am on Fridays.
The first phase, starting on Monday 21 July, The first phase, starting on Monday 21 July, will involve closures of the northbound M23 at Junction 8. Fully signed diversions will be in place via the M25 and A22.
Access will be maintained for local businesses and residents and will be managed locally on site.
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