Highways England Roadworks for Wb: 21st January 2019

Written by on January 22, 2019

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: weekly summary for Monday 21 January to Sunday 27 January 

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 18 January 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 Junction 1 to 3 Medway: bridge works
Work to improve safety this week on the M2 by undertaking bridge joint replacements. 
On Monday 21 January there will be a full eastbound closure between junctions 1 and 3 for three nights between 8pm and 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via A289, Pier Road, Yokosuka Way, Ito Way, A2 Hoath Way rejoining M2 at Junction 4. In addition, there is currently a 24 hour lane 4 closure in place in both directions. On Thursday 24 January the eastbound junction 2 entry slip road will be closed for 24 hour periods. This is expected to remain closed until mid-February. In addition, from Thursday 24 January a 24 hour contraflow will be in place, this is expected to remain in place until early March 2019.The scheme is expected to be complete in March 2019.

M2 Junction 5 to 7, Faversham Kent: resurfacing
Work to improve the network begin this week on the M2. There will be a full westbound closure between junction 7 and junction 5 on Monday 21 January for five nights between 8pm and 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via A2, A20 and M20.
 
M20 junctions 3 to 5, Maidstone Kent: Smart MotorwaysWork to improve journeys continues this week on the M20 between junctions 3 – 5. There are currently narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit of 50mph in place 24/7. On Monday 21 January there will be a closure of the eastbound entry slip road at junction 4 for five nights between 8pm and 6am.A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the next available junction.  Free recovery service and speed enforcement remain in place to ensure drivers and road workers safety. M20 Junction 9 to 11, Kent: Junction 10a Construction
Work to improve the network continue this week on the M20. There are currently 24 hour lane closure and 50mph speed restriction in place in both directions between junctions 9 and 11. This will remain in place until January 2020. In addition on Friday 25 January there will be a full carriageway closure eastbound between junction 9 and 11, and westbound between junctions 11 and 10 overnight from 8pm through till Monday 28 January at 6am. A clearly signed diversion westbound will be in place via M20, A20, A2, M2 and A249. A clearly signed diversion eastbound will be in place via M25, A2, M2, A20 and M20

M20 Junction 9 to 7, Kent; road surface repairs

Work to improve journeys continue this week on the M20. On Monday 21 January there will be lane closures in both directions for seven nights between 8pm and 6am. In addition, on Monday 21 January there will be a closure of the westbound junction 8 exit slip road between 8pm and 6am for two nights.  On Wednesday 23 January there will be overnight closure of the westbound junction 7 exit slip road between 8pm and 6am. On Friday 25 January there will be a full closure of the eastbound junction 8 exit slip road overnight between 8pm and 6am. All slip road closures will have a clearly signed diversion via the next available junction.

M23 junctions 8 to 10, Surrey: Smart Motorways

Work to improve journeys continues this week on the M23 from Monday 21 January for 5 days. There will be a full closure of the junction 9 exit slip road northbound between 10pm and 4am.  A fully signed diversion route is in place from junction 10, Crawley for Gatwick Airport, via the A2011, London Road, Airport Way and into Gatwick South terminal or continue to M25 and join anticlockwise to junction 6, Godstone and back onto the M25 clockwise to exit at junction 7 of the M25 for southbound M23. Narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit of 50mph North and South bound 24/7.   Free recovery service and speed enforcement are now in place to ensure drivers and road workers safety. A2 Darenth, Kent: junction improvements
Work to improve the M25 junction 2 roundabout continues this week. As part of these works there is currently a 24 hour weight restriction, 50 mph speed limit, and narrow lanes in place on the eastbound carriageway of the A2 at Darenth. These will remain in place until March 2019.

A2 Cobham, Kent: resurfacing.Works to improve the network take place this week on the A2. On Saturday 26 January there will be a closure of the eastbound exit slip road at Marling Cross, and the westbound exit slip road for Cobham services for two nights between 8pm and 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the next available junction.

A21 Westerham, Kent: bridge works
Works to improve safety take place this week on the A21 by undertaking deck refurbishments and bridge joint works. On Thursday 24 January, the northbound exit slip road leading to the eastbound carriageway of the A25 will be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am.  On Friday 25 January the northbound exit slip road will be closed from 8pm through til Monday 28 January at 6am.  A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Morleys Rd roundabout, A225 Riverhill, A225 Tonbridge Rd, A225 High Street, A224 London Rd, A224 Amherst Hill and A25 London Rd/Worships Hill.

A21 Tonbridge, Kent: weakened structure
For the safety of road users there is currently a 50mph speed restriction, and also a weight restriction between Philpots Lane overbridge and the junction of London Road A26 in both directions of the A21.

A27 Lewes, Sussex: installation of a concrete canvas lined ditch
Work to improve the network begin this week on the A27 in Lewes. On Monday 21 January there will be a full carriageway closure in both directions between Southerham roundabout and Beddingham roundabout for five nights between 8pm and 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via A26 to Little Horsted, A22 to Polegate, A27 to Beddingham.

A27 Falmer, Sussex: street lighting renewals
Work to improve the network continue this week on the A27 at Falmer. On Monday 21 January there will be a full closure of the eastbound entry slip road from the B2123 for five nights between 8pm and 6am.  A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the next available junction.

A27 Patcham, Sussex: resurfacing
Work to improve the network continue this week on the A27 at Falmer. On Monday 21 January there will be a full westbound closure between Patcham and Devils Dyke for two nights between 8pm and 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via A23, A281 and Devils Dyke Rd. On Thursday 24 January there will be a westbound carriageway closure between Devils Dyke and Hangleton between 8pm and 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A2038, A270 and A293.

A27 Portslade, Brighton – Tunnel Maintenance
Works to improve journeys by undertaking routine tunnel maintenance take place this week. The Southwick tunnel will be closed in both directions on Friday 25 January for two nights between 8pm and 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A270 and A293

A2070 Ashford, Kent: Junction 10a Construction

Work to improve the network continue this week on the A2070. There is currently a contraflow with 40 mph speed restriction in place hour lane closures in place between The Boulevard and the M20 Junction 10. 

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.And be alert for road workers, the roads are their workplace.

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