A21 Tonbridge Bypass structure repairs and improvements

We’re carrying out a series of repairs and improvements to the structures on the A21 Tonbridge bypass between Morley’s roundabout and the Vauxhall interchange. These repairs will keep the bridges on this stretch of the A21 safe and maintained.

Start date 10 June 2022
End date 4 July 2022
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Latest updates

  • 08 August 2022

    We will be completing our work on the bridges at Powder Mill Lane, Upper and Lower Haysden that was rescheduled from earlier in the summer over the following nights:

    22 August - Southbound closure between Morleys and Vauxhall roundabouts and one lane closed NB 9pm to 5am

    23 August - Southbound closure between Morleys and Vauxhall roundabouts and one lane closed NB 9pm to 5am

    24 August - Southbound closure between Morleys and Vauxhall roundabouts and one lane closed NB 9pm to 5am

    This work will keep the road and bridges safe for all road users, extend the lifespan of the bridges and reduce the need for further unplanned closures

    While the closures are in place traffic a signed diversion will be in place via B245, A227 and A26.

    Map showing road closure and diversion route for bridge improvement and repairs in August 2022

    Once complete we will move to the next phase of repairs and improvements to the bridges along the A21 at Tonbridge.

  • 28 June 2022

    Weekend road closure cancelled

    Our work to repair and improve the bridges on the A21 at Tonbridge has progressed well and we will no longer need to close the A21 as planned this weekend (1-4 July). Instead we will complete this phase of work later in the summer using overnight closures where needed.

  • 19 May 2022

    Repairing and Maintaining Upper and Lower Haysden Bridge and Powder Mill Bridge

    We’ll be working at several locations during each closure to make sure we finish as quickly as we can. The first set of closures will see us refurbishing the bridge deck at Lower Haysden bridge, replacing the expansion joints at Upper Haysden bridge and replacing the waterproofing and road surface at Powder Mill bridge.

    We’ll be mainly using weekend closures to complete these essential repairs and maintenance as quickly as possible and provide sufficient room for teams to work safely.

    The work will start this summer, with the first closures in June 2022 between Morley’s roundabout and the Vauxhall interchange. We’ll then have further closures in autumn 2022 and spring 2023.

    Road Closures

    The following closures will be in place across the weekends:

    11:59pm 10 June through to 6am 13 June/8pm 17 June through to 6am 20 June

    Closure of the northbound carriageway between the Vauxhall interchange (A26) and Morley’s roundabout (A225). A diversion will be in place via A26, A227 and B245.

    A lane will also be closed on the southbound carriageway. 

    8pm 24 June through to 6am 27 June

    Closure of the southbound carriageway between Morley’s roundabout (A225) and the Vauxhall interchange (A26). A diversion will be in place via B245, A227 and A26.

    A lane will also be closed on the northbound carriageway. 

    Our work to repair and improve the bridges on the A21 at Tonbridge has progressed well and we will no longer need to close the A21 as planned over the weekend 1-4 July. Instead we will complete this phase of work later in the summer using overnight closures where needed.

    Diversion Route

    Map showing the route of the diversion during work on the A21 Tonbridge Bypass

Project information

Overview

We’re carrying out a series of repairs and improvements to the structures on the A21 Tonbridge bypass between Morley’s roundabout and the Vauxhall interchange. These repairs will keep the bridges  on this stretch of the A21 safe and maintained.

View a map of the A21 structure repairs

This work will keep the road and bridges safe for all road users, extend the lifespan of the bridges and reduce the need for further unplanned closures. 

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