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M20 DISRUPTION: Details of closures, delays and diversions

Friday 15th March 2019

HIGHWAYS England has released its latest statement detailing road works in and around Kent and the surrounding counties for the next seven days.

Please note significant M20 work for Operation Brock.

The statement reads:

M2 junctions 7 to 5, Kent: resurfacing
Work to improve journeys continue this week by resurfacing sections of the M2. From Friday 22 March there will be a full westbound closure from junctions 7 to 5, from 8pm to 6am for two nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A2, A20 and M20.

M2 junctions 2 to 3, Kent: resurfacing
Work to improve journeys continue this week by resurfacing sections of the M2. On Monday 18 March there will be a full eastbound closure between junctions 2 and 3 for four nights between 8pm and 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A228, M20 and A229. In addition, there will be a full closure of the westbound entry slip road at junction 3 for two nights between 8pm and 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be available via the next junction. This will be followed on by a full westbound closure from junction 2 on Wednesday 20 March for three nights between 8pm and 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the exit slip at the junction, with traffic returning via the entry slip road at the same junction

 

A249/M2 junction 5, Kent: road surface repairs

Work to improve journeys continues this week by resurfacing sections of the M2 and A249. On Tuesday 19 March there will be a full northbound closure of the A249 between Stockbury Roundabout to Bobbing Roundabout for two nights between 8pm and 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Maidstone Road and Chestnut Street. On Thursday 21 March, there will be a full closure of the A249 southbound between the Bobbing Roundabout and the Stockbury Roundabout for two nights between 8pm and 6am.  A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Sheppey Way, A2, Chestnut Street and Maidstone Road.

 

M20 junction 9 to 7; project BROCK

From Monday 18 March there will be a full M20 westbound closure from junctions 9 to 7 for seven nights from 8pm to 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A20. In addition, on Saturday 23 March there will be a full M20 eastbound closure from junctions 7 to 9 from 8pm to 6am for two nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A249, A2 and M2.

M20 junction 9 to 11, Kent: Junction 10a Construction
Work to improve the network continues this week on the M20. There are currently 24-hour lane closures and 50mph speed restriction in place in both directions between junctions 9 and 11. This will remain in place until January.

 

M23 junction 8 to 10, Surrey: Smart Motorways

Work to improve journeys continues this week on the M23. From Monday 18 March there will be a full eastbound closure from junctions 8 to 10 overnight between 10pm and 4am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 6 of the M25, A264 to junction 10 of the M23. On Tuesday 19 March there will be a full closure of the junction 9 westbound exit slip road for two nights between 10pm and 4am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 10 of the M23, A2011, A23, Airport Way and into Gatwick Airport. On Thursday 21 March there will be a full eastbound closure from junctions 8 to 9 overnight between 10pm and 4am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place between junction 6 of the M25, A22, A264 to re-join the M23 at junction 10. Also on Thursday 21 March, there will be a full westbound closure between junctions 10 and 8 overnight between 10pm and 4am. A clearly signed diversion form the M25 will be in place via junction 10 of the M23, A264, A22 and re-join the M25 at junction 6.
A clearly signed diversion for Gatwick will be in place via junction 10 of the M23, A2011, A23 and Airport Way. On Friday 22 March there will be a full closure of the junction 9 westbound exit slip road overnight between 10pm and 4am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 10, A2011, A23, Airport Way and into Gatwick Airport. Narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit of 50mph west and east bound 24/7. Free recovery service and speed enforcement are now in place to ensure drivers and road workers safety.

 

A20 Folkestone, Kent: Tunnel Maintenance

Work to improve journeys by undertaking routine tunnel maintenance and a parapet repairs on the A20. On Monday 18 March there will be a full closure of the A20 westbound between Courtwood and junction 13 of the M20. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B2011 Folkestone Rd, New Dover Rd, Dover Hill, A260, A259 Churchill Avenue. On Tuesday 19 March there will be a full A20 westbound closure in between junction 13 of the M20 and Alkham Valley overnight between 8pm and 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A259 and A260

 

A21 Sevenoaks, Kent: resurfacing

Works to improve journeys continue this week by resurfacing sections of the A21.

On Monday 18 March there will be a full closure of the A21 westbound between Vauxhall roundabout and Morley’s roundabout for three nights between 8pm and 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via B245 and A26.

 

A21, Battle, Sussex: resurfacing

Works to improve journeys taken this week by resurfacing sections of the A21.

On Thursday 21 March there will be a full carriageway closure in both directions between the John’s Cross roundabout and Junction Road at Baldslow overnight between 8pm and 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A2100.

 

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 Arundel, Sussex: footway and cycleway works

Work to improve safety continues this week on the A27 by undertaking improvements to the footway and cycleway between Poling Street and Arundel Road. There is currently a a 24-hour lane one closure on the A27 westbound between the A280 junction and the Crossbush Roundabout. This will remain in place until the end of March. 

 

A27 Chichester, Sussex:  footway and cycleway works

Work to improve safety begins this week on the A27 by undertaking improvements to the footway and cycleway between Stane Street and Nyton Road. On Monday 18 March there will be a closure of the westbound exit slip road to the A285 for six nights between 8pm and 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the next available junction.


A27 Falmer, Sussex: street lighting renewals
Work to improve the network continues this week on the A27 at Falmer. On Monday 18 March there will be a full A27 westbound closure between Falmer and Carden Avenue for four nights between 8pm and 6am.  A clearly signed diversion will be in place via A27, A26, A259 and A23.

A259 Bexhill, Sussex: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys takes place this week by resurfacing sections of the A259.

On Monday 18 March the A259 will be closed in both directions between Coombe Valley and Dorset Way for six nights between 8pm and 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via A269, A2690 and A2036.


A2070 Ashford, Kent: junction 10a construction
Work to improve the network continues this week on the A2070. There is currently a contraflow with 40 mph speed restriction 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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