South East - Maintenance schemes

Maintenance schemes taking place in the South East region.

Project information

Upcoming maintenance projects listed alphabetically by road name.

For the most up-to-date information on planned closures across our network, visit our Daily closures page.

Maintenance work on the A2

You can find more details about the maintenance schemes taking place on the A2 below:

  • What's happening

We’re carrying out essential maintenance work on the bridge that carries the A2 over Patrixbourne Road.

This includes replacing more than 20 bearings, which are the joints that attach the road deck to the supports below. This work is critical to maintaining and improving safety.

We’ll carry out this work using a mixture of closures and narrow lanes, running into spring 2024.

  • Closure information

We’ve closed Patrixbourne Road, where is passes under the A2, while we’re carrying out essential bridge repairs. While we’re working under the bridge there are also narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit on the A2 at Patrixbourne for safety. Our work is almost complete and we’ll be removing this traffic management soon.

Upcoming closures:

Friday 23 to Friday 1 March: while the A2 London-bound is closed weeknights (8pm to 6am) for resurfacing between Bridge and Brenley, we’re going to take to opportunity to remove the narrow lanes at Patrixbourne on the London-bound carriageway.

Saturday 2 March: the A2 coastbound will be closed between Harbledown (A2050) and Coldharbour Lane overnight from 8pm to 6am.

Sunday 3 March: the A2 London-bound will be closed between Coldharbour Lane and Harbledown (A2050) overnight from 8pm to 6am.

During the closures a diversion will be in place via A299 Thanet Way and A256 to the Whitfield roundabout.

We’ll then start removing all our equipment from under the bridge to reopen Patrixbourne Road on Friday 8 March, marking the end of our repairs.

Please note that these works are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, such as weather.

  • Diversion route

 

We’re resurfacing the A2 between Ebbsfleet and Darenth (M25). This will maintain safety and improve the journey for road users.

We’ll complete our work in phases starting on Monday 12 February. It will take around eight weeks.

To minimise disruption, we’ll work on weeknights only, when there are fewer vehicles on the road. During the day we will keep the road open as usual.

  • Latest closure information (all dates are inclusive)

Monday 26 February to Thursday 7 March: the London-bound A2 will be fully closed between Bean and Darenth (M25) weeknights from 8pm to 6am each night.

Diversion: please follow the B255, A296, and A282 Darenth interchange

Friday 8 March to Friday 29 March: the coastbound A2 will be fully closed between Darenth (M25) and Bean weeknights from 10pm and 6am each night.

Diversion: please follow the B255, A296 and A282 to Darenth interchange

Saturday 9, Sunday 10 & Saturday 16 March: the coastbound exit slip at Ebbsfleet, and a lane on the main coastbound carriageway, will be closed from 8pm to 6am each night.

Diversion: please stay on the A2 coastbound to the Toll Gate junction, where you can join the London-bound carriage to return to the Ebbsfleet junction.

More information about upcoming closures will be available here as the work progresses.

We’ll soon be carrying out resurfacing and improvements on the A2 London-bound between the Cobham and Brewers junctions. This will maintain safety and improve the journey for road users.

We’ll complete our work in phases starting on Monday 12 February. It will take around seven weeks.

To minimise disruption, we’ll work on weeknights between the hours of 8pm and 6am only, when there are fewer vehicles on the road. During the day we will keep the road open as usual.

  • Closure information – all closures are weeknights between 8pm and 6am unless stated

Updated 29 February. 

Monday 26 February to Friday 8 March: we’ll be closing the M2 junction 1 London-bound exit, the A2 Cobham London-bound entry and exits and the Gravesend exit slip in stages to allow for diversions. There will also be lane closures on the London-bound carriageway, but a lane will remain open for traffic. 

Diversions:

For the M2 junction 1 & A2 Cobham exits: please stay on the A2 and exit at Gravesend east, where you can join the coastbound carriageway and return.

A2 Cobham entry slip: please follow Brewers Road, to join the A2 coastbound, onto the A289 where you can join London-bound.

A2 Gravesend exit slip: please continue on A2 to Toll Gate and return, where you can join the coastbound carriageway and return.

Monday 4 to Friday 8 March: a lane will be closed on the Three Crutches London-bound entry slip between 9.30am and 3.30pm each day.

Monday 11 March to Thursday 21 March & Sunday 24 to Thursday 28 March: the London-bound carriageway between M2 junction 2 (Three Crutches) and the A2 Toll Gate junction will be closed each night from 8pm to 6am.

Diversion: please follow A228.

Continuing with our work to repair and maintain the A2, we’ll soon be returning to finish resurfacing and improvements between Brenley Corner and Bridge. This will maintain safety and improve the journey for road users, while preventing the need for unplanned closures.

We’ll carry out this work weeknights between 8pm and 6am only, when there is less traffic on the road, starting from the evening of Monday 12 February, finishing on the morning of Thursday 28 March.

This work is subject to favourable weather conditions, for example heavy rain may affect the progress.

  • Closure information

The A2 coastbound will be closed between Brenley Corner and Bridge (A250) weeknights, 8pm to 6am, from Monday 12 to Wednesday 21 February.

The A2 London-bound will then be closed between Bridge and Brenley Corner weeknights, 8pm to 6am, from Friday 23 February to Friday 1 March, and again from Monday 11 to Wednesday 27 March.

A diversion route will be in place via the A299 Thanet Way and A256.

 

Access will be maintained to properties with access directly off the A2, please approach the closure point for an escort. This is for access only and there may be a short delay while we make the area safe for you to pass.

We’re resurfacing the Eastern Docks Roundabout where the A2 meets the A20 in Dover. This work is critical to maintaining and improving safety.

  • Closure information

Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 March: the coastbound A20 between A256 Woolcomber Street and the Eastern Docks Roundabout, and the northern section of the roundabout, will be closed between 8pm and 6am.

A diversion will be in place via the A256 and A2.

For access to Marine Parade, East Cliff and Athol Terrace, please approach the closure point at the junction with Woolcomber Street.

Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 March: the southern side of the Eastern Docks Roundabout will be closed each night between 8pm and 6am.

A diversion will be in place via the A2, A256 and A20.

Access to the Port will be maintained during the closures.

This work is subject to favourable weather conditions, for example heavy rain or wind may affect the progress.

We’re resurfacing the lay-by next to Kent Motorcycles and H’s Café on the coastbound A2 Dover Road between Barham and Lydden.

We’ll be working overnight between 8pm to 6am.

Parking restrictions will be in place from Sunday night (10 March) within the lay-by until the morning of Saturday 16 March – every day and all day throughout the work.

Traffic management will in place 24/7 for the duration of work to allow safe passage through the lay-by to access the A2.

There will be an escort service overnight for residents wishing to access the A2. Please approach the gates for escort. 

Works are weather dependant and may generate some noise, we’ll endeavour to do all our noisy activities at the start of the shift each night.

We’re carrying out electrical repairs on the coastbound A2050 Roman Road at its junction with the A2 at Bifrons Hill.

The link from the A2050 coastbound to the A2 coastbound will be closed from 8pm Thursday 7 March to 6am Friday 8 March.

During the closure, please follow signed diversions to join the A2.

Maintenance work on the A20

You can find more details about the maintenance schemes taking place on the A20 below:

As part of our work to repair and maintain the A20, we’re replacing the safety barriers located in the central reservation between the Court Wood Interchange and Western Heights Roundabout. This work is critical to maintaining and improving safety.

Once our barrier repairs are complete, we’ll be taking the opportunity to carry out sections of resurfacing and improvements on the A20 between the Court Wood Interchange and Western Heights Roundabout.

This work is subject to favourable weather conditions, for example heavy rain or wind may affect the progress.

  • Closure information

We’ll start our resurfacing work on the evening of Monday 4 March, with the road open as usual during the day:

Monday 4 to Friday 15 March: the coastbound A20 between the Court Wood Interchange and Western Heights Roundabout will be closed weeknights between 8pm and 6am each night.

Monday 18 to Wednesday 27 March: the London-bound A20 between the Western Heights Roundabout and Court Wood Interchange will be closed weeknights between 8pm and 6am each night.

  • Diversion routes

When the road is closed a signed diversion will be in place via the B2011 and A256.

Maintenance work on the A21

You can find more details about the maintenance schemes taking place on the A21 below:

Update Wednesday 28 February 

This weekend’s closure of the Hubbards Hill bridge, which passes over the A21 near Sevenoaks, has been postponed due to unsuitable weather. We’ll be removing the temporary traffic lights and reopening the bridge by 8pm Friday 1 March. There will be no work next week (W/C Monday 4 March).

We will need to return and finish our work and we’ll provide more information about new dates here once confirmed.

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What's happening?

We've be carrying out essential renewals to the bridge on Hubbards Hill that runs over the A21. The work will include replacing expansion joints, waterproofing and resurfacing to ensure the bridge is safe and useable for years to come.

So far we've successfully completed improvements to both footpaths over the bridge, however since starting work we've unfortunately discovered the concrete bridge slabs are unsuitable for re-use as planned, and will need to be replaced. 

Our work will restart on Friday 9 February, and we’ll be carrying out the improvements under a mix of full closures, and temporary traffic lights.

  • Traffic management

Wednesday 7 to Friday 9 February: there will be temporary traffic lights on Hubbards Hill bridge 24/7 from 6am Wednesday 7 February until the full closure starts at 8pm on Friday 9 February. Traffic will be able to pass over the bridge in both directions.

Friday 9 February to Monday 19 February: the Hubbards Hill bridge will be fully closed from 8pm Friday 9 February to 6am Monday 19 February. To minimise disruption, this closure has been timed to fall during half term.

Monday 19 February to Wednesday 28 February: there will be temporary traffic lights on Hubbards Hill bridge 24/7 from 6am Monday 19 February to 8pm Wednesday 28 February. Traffic will be able to pass over the bridge in both directions.

*CANCELLED* Friday 1 to Monday 4 March: the Hubbards Hill bridge over the A21 will be fully closed from 8pm Friday 1 March to 6am Monday 4 March.

*CANCELLED* Monday 4 to Wednesday 6 March: there will be temporary traffic lights on Hubbards Hill bridge 24/7 from 6am Monday 4 March to 8pm Wednesday 6 March. Traffic will be able to pass over the bridge in both directions.

  • Diversion

Traffic will be diverted via Glebe road, Morleys road, A225 Riverhill, Tonbridge road and Weald road during the full closure.

We’ll make every effort to ensure the impact on the local community and travelling public is kept to a minimum. We always aim to work to the programme, however unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather conditions may mean changes. Please accept our apologies in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

We’re carrying out suite of safety improvements along the A21 from Sevenoaks to Hastings. 

Please visit our dedicated webpage for more information.

Maintenance work on the A23

You can find more details about the maintenance schemes taking place on the A23 below:

We’re carrying out surveys and investigations around the Patcham Pylons on the A23 near Brighton. This will help us plan for future work to maintain the Pylons and surrounding area within the central reservation.

To carry out these surveys, we’ll have lane closures on the A23 overnight, at least one lane will remain open in each direction. We’re also going to take the opportunity to trim and clear vegetation.

  • Wednesday 13 March, 8pm to 6am – southbound
  • Thursday 14 March, 8pm to 6am – northbound & southbound
  • Friday 15 March, 8pm to 6am – southbound

If we’re unable to complete our work on the dates above, we’ll continue our lanes closures on:

  • Monday 18 March, 8pm to 6am – northbound & southbound
  • Tuesday 19 March, 8pm to 6am – southbound
  • Wednesday 20 March, 8pm to 6am – northbound & southbound

Access to properties on the southbound carriageway

Access will be maintained to properties during the southbound lane closures as usual. To exit, please approach the closure gate where you can contact the team for an escort.

We’re upgrading the traffic lights and pedestrian crossing controls at Star Lane and Netherne Drive on the A23 Brighton Road in Hooley.

These lights are approaching the end of their serviceable life and the changes we’re making will make sure that journeys remain safe and reliable.

We’ll be working at both junctions simultaneously during the week between 8pm and 5:30am to reduce the overall duration of our scheme. We’ll also use this opportunity to refresh the road markings in areas at the same time.

Our work is currently on schedule to be completed by March 2024.

  • What’s going to happen?

We’ll need to install traffic cones and temporary multi-way traffic lights at both junctions each night to provide safe working space for our teams and protect road users and pedestrians.

The traffic cones will be removed each morning to restore both junctions to their full capacity during busier daytime use, however, the temporary traffic lights and pedestrian crossing controls will need to remain in operation 24 hours a day.

These lights will be adjusted to replicate the usual daytime traffic light patterns to ensure the impact on journey times is minimised.

  • Latest closure information - updated 6 February 2024

Information about any planned closures will be available here.

Maintenance work on the A259

You can find more details about the maintenance schemes taking place on the A259 below:

We’re carrying out resurfacing and repairs along the A259 between Barnhorn and Little Common.

Please visit our dedicated webpage for more information.

Maintenance work on the A27

You can find more details about the maintenance schemes taking place on the A27 below:

  • What's happening

We’ll soon be carrying out essential maintenance work on the A27 Adur Viaduct at Shoreham.

This includes repairing and carrying out maintenance on more than 150 bearings, which are the joints that attach the road deck to the supports below. This work is critical to maintaining and improving safety.

This work will start on Monday 27 November, running into summer 2024.

We’ll do as much work as we can at night using lane closures or with the road open, but there will be occasions when full closures are needed. We’ll provide more information here as the work progresses.

  • Latest closure information

All closures are between 8pm and 6am, unless stated.

Monday 29 January to Thursday 1 February – you may notice us working during the daytime beside the A27, but there will be no closures. 

Friday 2 to Friday 9 February – weeknight closures of the eastbound exit slip, with lane closures on the A27 eastbound where it passes over the Adur Viaduct – a lane will remain open for traffic on the main carriageway.

Diversion: continue on the eastbound A27 and travel to the Holmbush junction, where you can join the A27 westbound and return.

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We’ll then be continuing our work on the viaduct alongside our scheme to resurface the A27 between the Mill Hill bridge and Holmbush:

Monday 12 to Tuesday 27 February: the eastbound A27 will be closed between the Adur junction (A283) and the Hangleton junction (A293) weeknights from 8pm to 6am each night.

Diversion: from the Adur viaduct via A283, Upper Shoreham Road, A270 and A298 to rejoin the A27 at the Hangleton junction.

Wednesday 28 February to Friday 22 March: the westbound A27 will be closed between the Hangleton junction (A293) and the Adur junction (A283) weeknights from 8pm to 6am each night.

Diversion: from the Hangleton junction via the A298, A20, Upper Shoreham Road and A283 to rejoin at the A27 at the Adur viaduct. 

We’re carrying out resurfacing and repairs along the A27 between Fontwell and Arundel. 

Please visit our dedicated webpage for more information.

  • What’s happening

We’ll soon be resurfacing, and making improvements to the road surface to reduce the risk of skidding, on the A27 between the Mill Hill bridge and the Holmbush junction and the slips at Holmbush. This will maintain safety and improve the journey for road users.

To minimise disruption, we’ll carrying out our work on weeknights between the hours of 8pm and 6am only, when there are fewer vehicles on the road. During the day the road will be open as usual.

  • Closure information - updated 29 Februaury

Monday 12 February to Friday 1 March: the eastbound A27 will be closed between the Adur junction (A283) and the Hangleton junction (A293) weeknights from 8pm to 6am each night.

During the closures, a diversion will be in place from the Adur viaduct via A283, Upper Shoreham Road, A270 and A293 to rejoin the A27 at the Hangleton junction.

Monday 4 to Friday 22 March: the westbound A27 will be closed between the Hangleton junction (A293) and the Adur junction (A283) weeknights from 8pm to 6am each night.

During the closures, a diversion will be in place from the Hangleton junction via the A293, A270, Upper Shoreham Road and A283 to rejoin at the A27 at the Adur viaduct.

This work is subject to favourable weather conditions, for example heavy rain may affect the progress.

  • What's happening

We’ve been carrying maintenance and repairs to the A27 near Lewes to maintain safety and improve the journey for road users.

This is being carried out in phases and will start again on the evening of Friday 1 March, when we’ll return to finish our work on the eastbound carriageway between the Ashcombe (Kingston) and Southerham roundabouts, before moving to resurface between the Southerham and Beddingham roundabouts.

To minimise disruption we’ll work overnight between the hours of 8pm and 6am, and at weekends, when there are fewer vehicles on the road.

While the road is closed we’ve been carrying out a number of activities, including repairs, replacing the sensors under the carriageway, refreshing road markings, improving the road surface to reduce the risk of skidding, and waterproofing on the bridge that passes over Southerham railway line.

  • Closure information – updated 19 February 

The A27 eastbound will be closed between the Ashcombe (Kingston) and Southerham roundabouts from 8pm Friday 1 March to 6am Monday 4 March – this is a full weekend closure. There will also be a lane closed on the opposite carriageway for safety.

Our improvements are weather dependant, and if we’re unable to complete the work as planned on the dates above, we’ll need another weekend closure. This would mean the A27 eastbound will be closed between the Ashcombe and Southerham roundabouts from 8pm Friday 22 March to 6am Monday 25 March. Keep an eye on our webpage and social media for more details.

During the closures, a diversion will be in place via the A270, A23, A259 and A26. For drivers wanting to join the westbound A27 at the Southerham roundabout from the A26 (Cuilfail Tunnel), please follow the eastbound diversion to the Beddingham roundabout and return.

There will also be weeknight closures on both sides of the A27 between the Southerham and Beddingham roundabouts from Monday 18 March to Wednesday 27 March between 8pm and 6am each night. A diversion will be in place via the A26 and A22.

The Portfield Project will soon be installing the western footbridge over the A27 Chichester Bypass. This footbridge provides access between Chichester city centre, and Oving and Tangmere.

During March, there will be weeknight and weekend closures of the A27 at Portfield to allow for the safe installation of the new footbridge ahead of it’s opening in the spring – please plan ahead.

  •  Closure information:

Monday 4 to Thursday 7 March: the A27 Chichester Bypass eastbound will be closed between the Bognor and Portfield roundabouts from 8pm to 6am each night.

Friday 8 to Monday 11 March: the A27 Chichester Bypass will be fully closed between the Bognor and Portfield roundabouts from 8pm Friday 8 March to 6am Monday 11 March – this is a full weekend closure.

Monday 11 to Thursday 14 March: the A27 Chichester Bypass westbound will be closed between the Portfield and Bognor roundabouts from 8pm to 6am each night.

  • Diversion routes:

For Chichester: from the Fishbourne Roundabout, please follow the A259 Cathedral Way / Via Ravenna, A286 Ave De Chartres, A286 Orchard Street, A286 Oaklands Way, Spitalfield Lane, A285 Westhampnett Road, A285 Portfield Way to the Portfield Roundabout. This route is symbolised with a triangle for eastbound and a circle for westbound traffic.

For traffic going west / east: from the Bognor Roundabout, please follow the diversion via the A259 and A284. This route is symbolised with a triangle for eastbound and a circle for westbound traffic.

This work is being delivered by The Portfield Scheme, so for more information, please visit www.a27portfield.co.uk you can also contact the scheme via email on a27portfield@whistlepr.co.uk or call 01243 908 288.

Maintenance work on the A3

You can find more details about the maintenance schemes taking place on the A3 below:

The A3 will be closed from 9pm to 6am each night (weeknights and weekend nights) in both directions from Monday 4 March until Friday 15 March while we carry out bridge joint repair work and resurfacing at the junction between the A3 and the A272 near Petersfield. There will be a short up and over diversion route in place.

 

Maintenance work on the A303

You can find more details about the maintenance schemes taking place on the A303 below:

We’re resurfacing the A303 from Monday 11 March until Thursday 28 March.

We’re working at night between the hours of 9pm and 6am.

The westbound carriageway of the A303 will be closed between the Bullington Interchange and A3057 Winchester Road overnight from Monday 11 March for six nights.

We will then be closing the eastbound carriageway between Hundred Acre interchange and Picket Twenty junction overnight from Monday 18 March for ten nights.

Drivers going westbound will be diverted via, A30 Bullington Lane, A30 Stockbridge road, A3057 Leckford Lane, A3057 Winchester Road, to rejoin A303.

Drivers going eastbound will be diverted via, A343, A3057 and A3093 to rejoin A303.

Maintenance work on the A31

You can find more details about the maintenance schemes taking place on the A31 below:

We'll be carrying out essential maintenance work, which will include resurfacing at Canford Bottom junction and between Palmersford roundabout (Ferndown) and Woolsbridge roundabout (St Leonard’s), and drainage maintenance between Boundary Lane roundabout (West Moors) and Woolsbridge roundabout.

The work will start on the evening of Tuesday 16 January and finish on the morning of Saturday 18 May and will take place overnight between the hours of 8pm and 8am, Monday to Saturday nights only.

To minimise disruption, we’ll work during the night only when there are fewer vehicles on the road. During the day we will keep the road open as usual. These works are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. Please accept our apologies in advance for any inconvenience this work may cause.

Closure details

Phase 2 - resurfacing at Canford Bottom

Weeknights closures, 9pm to 6am each night:
A31 westbound closure from Ameysford roundabout to Merley roundabout, including Wimborne Road West (Ferndown side) and B3073 Ham Lane where they meet Canford Bottom junction will be closed:
- Monday 11 March for 2 nights

A31 eastbound closure from Merley roundabout to Ameysford roundabout, including Wimborne Road West (Wimborne side) and Canford Bottom Road where they meet Canford Bottom junction will be closed:
- Monday 4 March for 5 nights
- Wednesday 13 March for 2 nights

Weekend closures, 8pm to 8am each night:
A31 westbound carriageway closure between Boundary Lane and Palmersford roundabouts. This will also include the westbound A347 Ringwood road between Palmersford and Tricketts Cross roundabouts.
- Saturday 9 to morning of Sunday 10 March

A31 eastbound carriageway closure between Palmersford and Azalea roundabouts. This will also include the eastbound A347 Ringwood road between Tricketts Cross and Palmersford roundabouts.
- Saturday 16 to morning of Sunday 17 March

A31 westbound carriageway closure between Woolsbridge and Palmersford roundabouts.
- Sunday 17 to morning of Monday 18 March

Phase 3 - drainage maintenance at St Leonard’s

There will be lane closures on the A31 between Woolsbridge roundabout and Boundary Lane roundabout from Monday 18 March to Wednesday 27 March, 9pm to 6am each night.

There'll be A31 closures eastbound and/or westbound between Woolsbridge roundabout and Boundary Lane roundabout from Tuesday 2 April to Friday 17 May, weeknights only between 9pm and 6am. We'll update this page with the confirmed directions nearer the time.

Access for businesses and residents
For businesses and residents within the closure areas only, access will be maintained to your properties. Please approach the closure point for an escort. This is for access only.

Diversion details
Clearly signed diversion routes will be in place for all closures; the main diversions are shown below, however smaller secondary routes will also be in place for side roads to reach the main diversion route(s). All routes have been agreed with Dorset Council and Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Council.

Canford Bottom eastbound diversion

Canford Bottom westbound diversion

St Leonards diversion

We're surveying the street lighting on the A31 near Ringwood. We'll be gathering information to help us do further work to the lighting later this year.

To carry out the necessary surveys we will be closing slip roads at the A31 Ringwood High Town junction.

Slip roads will be closed between 9:00pm and 6:00am on the following dates:

  • Eastbound exit slip closing on 19 February
    Diversion route: Follow A31 eastbound to M27 junction 1, turn round and exit at the High Town westbound exit
  • Westbound entry slip closing on 20 February
    Diversion route: Follow diversion via Southampton Road towards Ringwood junction, enter the A31 via the westbound entry slip
  • Eastbound entry slip closing on 21 February
    Diversion route: Exit the A31 via the westbound slip, follow the A31 to the Ringwood junction, turn round and follow the A31 eastbound 
  • Westbound exit slip closing on 22 February
    Diversion route: Follow the A31 westbound to Ringwood, turn around and exit on the eastbound High Town junction

Diversion routes will be in place via local authority and/or National Highways network.

During the day the road will be open as usual. 

Maintenance work on the A34

You can find more details about the maintenance schemes taking place on the A34 below:

We’re carrying out essential bridge repairs on the A34 Botley interchange to keep the structure safe and secure.

During the course of our work, there will be periods of overnight closures affecting journeys between the A34 and A420. The one-way section of Seacourt Lane will also remain closed.

We’ve successfully installed our traffic management around the A34 Botley Interchange with a single narrow lane on the roundabout and reduced speed limits in place 24/7 to protect our workforce and travelling public.

Closure information

  The A34 underneath the Botley interchange and Botley Interchange across the decks will be closed between 9pm and 6am:

  • Monday 5 Febuary until Sunday 11 Febuary 

Botley interchange, including the A420 between Cumnor and West Way will be fully closed between 9pm and 6am:

  • Monday 12 February until Thursday 29 February

Diversion information

  • When the Botley interchange is closed, drivers will be diverted either via A415 or A338 towards Marcham Road interchange for the A34 or leave at Hinksey Hill for Oxford using the A4144; B4044 and A40 towards Peartree or A34 and Peartree interchange.

    Click here to view diversion map

  • When the A420 over the Botley interchange is closed, drivers will be diverted via Peartree or Hinksey Hill interchanges and return. Through traffic will be diverted off and on again via Botley interchange.

    Click here to view diversion map

  • When the A34 underneath the Botley interchange is closed, drivers will be diverted up and over the junction to continue their journey. Journeys between the A34 and A420 will be unaffected.

    Click here to view diversion map

Botley Road closure

Network Rail are working around the Botley Road bridge area, as part of the major upgrade to Oxford station.

Due to the added challenges presented by the recently discovered brick arch under the road, Botley Road will remain closed at rail bridge with no access to the city centre until October 2024.

Businesses and residential streets remain open as usual.

Visitors to the Westgate Shopping Centre should plan their journey and seek alternative routes.

For the latest information about these works, please visit: www.networkrail.co.uk/running-the-railway/our-routes/western/oxfordshire

Update 12 January 2024 

We’re repairing the bridge joints on the A339 northbound where it crosses over the A34 near Donnington. We were unable to complete our work towards the end of 2023 as planned, and will be returning to finish this improvement in February 2024 for one extended shift. 

Closure information

The A339 will be closed northbound from the roundabout at The Connection to the A34:

  • 9pm Saturday 10 to 3am Monday 12 February 2024

Diversion information 
A fully signed diversion will be in place via A4 Bath Road towards Speen and the A34 towards Chieveley, which you can also view below.

Please accept our apologies in advance for any inconvenience this work may cause.

We'll be carrying out essential resurfacing work on the A34 Newbury bypass southbound carriageway. Work will take place from the A339 Donnington split, down to the B4640 Tot Hill junction.

The work will start on the evening of Wednesday 17 January and will now finish on Wednesday 13 March, not Saturday 9 March as previously planned. We continue to work weeknights only (between the hours of 9pm and 6am) so our additional work will be just on Monday 11, Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 March.

Closure information

The A34 southbound will be closed from its junction with the M4 at Chieveley, down to the B4640 Tot Hill junction every weeknight between 9pm and 6am until Wednesday 13 March. 

In addition, the A34 northbound from the B4640 Tot Hill junction to the Chieveley Interchange, will be closed overnight on Thursday 29 February and Friday 1 March.

Diversion routes

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A339, through Newbury and the B4640 to rejoin the A34 at Tot Hill.

We’ll make every effort to ensure the impact on the local community and travelling public is kept to a minimum. We always aim to work to the programme, however unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather conditions may mean changes. Please accept our apologies in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Maintenance work on the A404

You can find more details about the maintenance schemes taking place on the A404 below:

We need to carry out routine maintenance on the A404 at High Wycombe. We'll be closing the northbound exit slip onto the M40 at junction 4 for 1 night. The exit slip will be closed:

  • 9pm Friday 19 January - 6am Saturday 20 January 2024

There'll be a fully signed diversion route in place via Handy Cross to rejoin the M40. 

Please note that these works are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, such as weather.

Maintenance work on the M11

You can find more details about the maintenance schemes taking place on the M11 below:

What's happening

We're carrying out maintenance to the embankment of the northbound M11 in the Theydon Bois area. We'll install a new retaining wall and make improvements to the ground stability alongside the road.

We plan to complete this work using overnight lane closures only, however we may occasionally need to fully close the M11 northbound from junctions 5 to 6 as works progress for the safety of road users and our workforce. We'll update this page well in advance of any full closures, or keep an eye on our X feed (@HighwaysSEast) for updates.

Where possible we'll carry out any noisier tasks towards the start of our shift, however there will be some general noise from the use of the machinery and equipment while this work is underway. Please accept our sincere apologies for any disturbance this may cause.

Closure information

To provide space for our teams to work safely and protect the public, the hard shoulder will remain closed at all times.

• 1 December 2023 to April 2024 - Northbound lane 1 and 2 closure and 50mph speed limit between junctions 5 and 6. 8pm to 5:30am each weeknight only.

We always aim to work to programme, but please note that these works are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances such as unsuitable weather.

Maintenance work on the M2

You can find more details about the maintenance schemes taking place on the M2 below:

We’re carrying out improvements to the drainage and safety barriers on the M2 between junctions 5 and 7.

As we need to remove the old barriers to complete our work, there are narrow lanes on the M2 to keep everyone on the motorway safe, with free recovery for anyone who gets into trouble.

We’ve started our work in the central reservation, and in late-April we’ll be moving the narrow lanes to allow us to carry out improvements to the drainage and barriers on hard shoulder. To do this, we’ll need to close each carriageway for around ten nights. We’ll provide more details of when these closures will be as work progresses.

We’re due to complete our improvements in summer 2024, when the narrow lanes will be removed.

This work is subject to favourable weather conditions, for example heavy rain may affect the progress.

  • Upcoming closures 

We'll provide information on any upcoming closure here. 

We’re carrying out surveys on the A251 Ashford Road where is passes over the M2 junction 6 to help plan for future bridge repairs and improvements.

These surveys will be carried out overnight on Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 February, when there’s less traffic on the road.

We’re planning to start our improvements in April, and we’ll provide more information here when available.  

  • Latest closure information

The A251 Ashford Road will be closed where it passes over the M2 junction 6 on Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 February between 8pm and 6am each night.

During the closures, a diversion will be in place via the M2. For non-motorway traffic please use A251 to Challoch, A252 to Canterbury and A2.

This work is subject to favourable weather conditions, for example heavy rain may affect the progress.

Maintenance work on the M20

You can find more details about the maintenance schemes taking place on the M20 below:

What’s happening

As part of our work to repair and maintain the M20, we’ll be carrying out a series of improvements at junction 5 and 6 for Maidstone and Chatham. We’ll be carrying out work such as repairing bridge joints on the M20, which is critical to maintaining and improving safety.

We’re restarting work in March 2024 continuing our re-waterproofing, barrier repair and joint work on the London-bound distributor lane between junctions 6 and 5. This phase of work will take place using a mixture of full weekend closures, and weeknight closures. 

Please note that these works are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Closure and diversion information

We’ll be closing the distributor lane on M20 London-bound between junction 6 and 5:

Weeknights:

  • Monday 11 March to morning of Thursday 28 March - 8pm to 6am each night

Full weekends:

  • 8pm Friday 8 to 6am Monday 11 March
  • 8pm Friday 15 to 6am Monday 18 March
  • 8pm Friday 22 to 6am Monday 25 March

The main carriageway will remain open usual, with a diversion in place via the coastbound carriageway to junction 7 and back to join the London-bound. Works will pause over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

We’ll need to continue our work between junction 6 and 5 for up to two months. We’ll be posting more information on our webpage here about our next phase of works during April.

Two further overnight closures are needed to carry out line, signage, and survey work, stud installation, and maintenance activities. The M20 will be closed overnight in both directions between junctions 9 and 8 from:

  • 8:00pm Saturday 03 February until 6:00am Sunday 04 February 2024
  • 8:00pm Sunday 04 February until 6:00am Monday 05 February 2024

 Please note – the moveable barrier will remain on the London-bound carriageway during the day on Sunday 04 February, which means the outside lane will be closed, and there will be two lanes running London-bound. A 50-mph speed restriction will be in place whist the barrier is out. The contraflow will not be active.

London-bound diversion route: A clearly signed diversion route will be in place taking traffic along the coastbound M20, the coastbound A20 towards Dover, then along the A2, London-bound M2 and crossing back to the M20 at J7 via the A249.

Coastbound diversion route: A clearly signed diversion route will be in place taking traffic along the A249, M2, A2, A20

 

As part of our work to maintain the M20, we’ve been repairing and replacing the safety barriers between junctions 9 and 13.

Once this work is complete, we’ll start repairing the barriers between junctions 7 and 8.

Where possible, we’re using overnight lane closures to minimise disruption, however there will be some full closures while we’re working on slip roads.

As we need to remove the old barriers to complete our work, you may notice some temporary barriers on the hard shoulder during the day. These are to keep everyone on the motorway safe and will not impact on drivers using the main carriageway. 

  • Latest closure information

Monday 26 February to Friday 8 March: there will be lane closures on the M20 London-bound between junctions 11 and 10 weeknights, from 8pm to 6am.

Monday 11 March to Friday 26 April: there will be lane closures on the M20 London-bound between junctions 8 and 7 weeknights, from 8pm to 6am.

Monday 18 to Wednesday 27 March: the M20 London-bound exit slip at junction 7 will be closed weeknights, from 8pm to 6am. A diversion will be in place via junction 6 and return.

Monday 14 April to Friday 14 June: there will be lane closures on the M20 coastbound between junctions 7 and 8 weeknights, from 8pm to 6am.

Monday 22 April to Thursday 2 May: the M20 coastbound exit slip at junction 8 will be closed weeknights, from 8pm to 6am. A diversion will be in place via junction 9 and return.

This work is subject to favourable weather conditions, for example heavy rain may affect the progress.

This work has been postponed due to circumstances beyond our control. We’ll provide more information here once we have new dates for this work.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

For the most up-to-date information on planned closures across our network, visit our daily closures page.

We’re carrying out resurfacing and repairs along the M20 between junctions 11 and 13. 

Please visit our dedicated webpage for more information.

Maintenance work on the M25

You can find more details about the maintenance schemes taking place on the M25 below:

We need to undertake resurfacing work on the M25 junction 23 roundabout to keep journeys safe and reliable for road users.

We’ll need to close the roundabout and some of its adjoining slip roads to protect road users and our workforce while the carriageway is being resurfaced. To keep disruption to a minimum, we'll do this work overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am Mondays to Thursdays, and 11pm and 6am on Fridays:

  • 10pm Monday 11 March to 6am Saturday 16 March

The northern half of the roundabout will be closed for five nights between the M25 junction 23 anti-clockwise entry slip and junction 23 anti-clockwise exit slip road; access to the roundabout will be unavailable:

  • From the M25 clockwise at junction 23
  • On to the M25 clockwise at junction 23
  • From the A1(M) southbound at junction 1
  • On to the A1(M) northbound junction 1
  • Between the roundabout and Bignells Corner*.

*Access to Bignells Corner and the motorway services area will not be available from M25 junction 23 while these closures are in place. Access will be available via St Albans Road.

Diversion routes

  • M25 clockwise traffic looking to exit at junction 23 will be diverted via M25 junction 24 and return.
  • Traffic looking to join the M25 clockwise at junction 23 will be diverted via the M25 anti-clockwise to junction 22 and return.
  • A1(M) southbound traffic looking to exit at junction 1 will be diverted via the A1 southbound to the A5135 junction at Borehamwood and return.
  • Bignells Corner traffic will be diverted via St Albans Road northbound, Cecil Road, Mutton Lane eastbound and Southgate Road southbound to the M25 junction 24, M25 junction 23.

  • 10pm Monday 18 March to 6am Saturday 23 March

The southern section of the roundabout will be closed for five nights between the M25 junction 23 clockwise entry slip road and M25 junction 23 clockwise exit slip road; access to the roundabout will be unavailable:

  • From the M25 anti-clockwise at junction 23
  • On to the A1 southbound at junction 1
  • From the A1 northbound at junction 1
  • On to the M25 anti-clockwise at junction 23
  • Between the roundabout and the A1081 St Albans Road.

Diversion routes

  • M25 anti-clockwise traffic looking to exit at junction 23 will be diverted via M25 junction 22 and return.
  • A1 northbound traffic looking to exit at junction 1 will be diverted via the A1(M) northbound to junction 2 and return.
  • A1081 traffic will be diverted via Trotters Bottom westbound, the A1 southbound to the A5135 junction at Borehamwood and return.

We’re carrying out essential carriageway repairs to the M25 clockwise slip road between the A21 and M26 at junction 5 (Sevenoaks) and need to close the road over a weekend.

We need enough time to allow each new later to set as well as break out the existing road surface to expose the concrete bridge deck and install a new waterproofing to further protect the structure.

Closure information

WEEKEND CLOSURE CANCELLED

We had planned to close the M25 clockwise on the weekend of Saturday 18 to Monday 20 November, but we've had to postpone this work.

We'll update this page with the new closure dates as soon as possible. 

Drivers travelling clockwise from Dartford will not be able to continue along the M25 into Kent and Surrey. Please note this closure won’t affect journeys between the M26 and M25, anti-clockwise traffic on the M25, or anyone travelling on the A21.

Diversion information

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the two right-hand side lanes to continue along the A21 southbound, turning around at Morley’s Roundabout to join the A21 northbound and return to M25 junction 5.

Maintenance work on the M27

You can find more details about the maintenance schemes taking place on the M27 below:

Updated Monday 8 January 2024

We’re carrying out repairs to the bridge which takes the M27 over the River Test between junction 2 (Ower Interchange) and junction 3 (Nursling Interchange).

Our work is essential to keep the structure safe and secure. You may also see us working in the verge at the Nursling Interchange.

Closure information

  • The westbound hard shoulder between junction 2 and 3 will be closed every week from 9am on Mondays till 5pm on Fridays, for the duration of the works.
  • There'll be some overnight lane closures starting in March 2024, we'll publish more details here as soon as they're confirmed. 

Diversion information

When the road is fully closed, there'll be a fully signed diversion will be in place in both directions via A36, A3090, A27 Bypass Road, Southampton Road, A3057 and M271.

We'll be carrying out some drainage maintenance work on the M27 at junction 3, Nursling. We'll be working on weeknights only when there's less vehicles on the road, using a mixture of lane closures and slip road closures.

Closure details

  • Monday 29 January to Friday 2 February 2024, 8pm to 6am each night: lane closures in both directions
  • Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 February, 9pm to 6am: westbound entry slip and lane closure
  • Wednesday 7 to Friday 9 February, 9pm to 6am: eastbound entry slip and lane closure

There will be fully signed diversion routes in place for the entry and exit slip road closures. Please note that these works are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, such as weather.

Maintenance work on the M3

You can find more details about the maintenance schemes taking place on the M3 below:

What’s happening

Significant deterioration of the London-bound carriageway was identified following inspections in May 2023. We've since been carrying out extensive repairs.

Traffic management and closure information
***Update 1 March***:
Please find an update of rescheduled closures to complete this essential repair work below. These works are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this work may cause.

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March, 8pm to 6am each night:
• M3 London-bound full carriageway closure between junctions 4a and 3
Monday 4 to Friday 8 March, 8pm to 6am each night:
• M3 London-bound overnight lane closures between junctions 4 and 3
Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 March, 8pm to 6am each night:
• M3 London-bound full carriageway closure between junctions 4a and 3

Diversion routes

Full closure diversion route:
• All vehicles should exit at M3 junction 4a and join the A327 for approximately 1.8 miles,
• Traffic should then turn right onto the A30 continue for approximately 7.1 miles
• Vehicles should then turn right onto Grove End link road, turning left onto the A322, before turning left to rejoin the M3 London bound at junction 3.

London bound slip road approaching from Frimley (the on-slip) at junction 4 closure diversion route:
• All vehicles from junction 4 should use the A331 and then turn right onto the A30 London Road.
After approximately 4.5 miles turn right onto the A322 and then re-join the M3 London bound at junction 3.

 

We’re resurfacing the M3 between junctions 4 and 6 and alternating between closing the northbound and southbound carriageway. Access to the motorway services will be closed depending on the direction of the closure. All closures are overnight only, between 9pm and 6am.

Our next closures are northbound from junction 6 to junction 4 and will take place overnight from Monday 19 February to Friday 23 February.

There’s then a break until we’re back working northbound again at the same section from Monday 4 March until Friday 8 March.

There's then one last week of work we need to do - which we had to cancel earlier because of the weather. This will be southbound from Monday 11 March until Friday 15 March.

These are night time closures only and the road will be open during the day.

Diversion: Southbound traffic will be diverted from junction 4 via the A331, A31 and A339 to rejoin the M3 at junction 6. Northbound traffic will follow the same route in reverse. 

Maintenance work on the M4

You can find more details about the maintenance schemes taking place on the M4 below:

We’re carrying out repairs to the reinforced concrete bridge piers which support the elevated section of the M4 as it crosses above the A4 Great West Road in West London.

The elevated section of the M4 forms part of one of the main strategic routes through West London and adjoins key roads such as the A4 Great West Road; helping to connect people, communities, and businesses. Like any major structure, it requires regular maintenance to keep it in a safe and serviceable condition.

Latest update: 4 March 2024

We’ve now completed the repairs to several piers between Ealing Road and Clayponds Avenue. New reinforcing steel has been fitted to the piers and new concrete has been applied to keep them safe for future years.

The scaffolding access and protective barriers have now been removed, enabling us to reopen lane 3 of the A4 through this section, which had been closed for safety.

Future planned works

Work to improve the condition of several piers at the eastern end of the M4 elevated section, near junction 1 and the Chiswick Roundabout, is expected to take place later in the year. Please check back for updates.

We’re carrying out essential repairs to Welford viaduct, which takes the M4 over Rood Hill and the River Lambourn near Easton to maintain the structures safety for years to come.

We're now carrying out extensive concrete repairs, re-waterproofing, resurfacing, and replacing the bridge joint on both carriageways.

Temporary traffic lights have been installed underneath the viaduct on Rood Hill. We’ll also need to close Rood Hill overnight at some point to install scaffolding. Closure dates will be displayed on local signs and on this webpage in advance.

We’re currently on track to complete this work in July 2024 and always aim to work to programme, but please note that these works are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances such as unsuitable weather.

Upcoming closure information

• There's a 3-way temporary traffic light underneath the viaduct on Rood Hill, which needs to remain in place for the duration of our work.

• From Tuesday 16 January till April 2024, there'll be a 24/7 contraflow arrangement with the westbound carriageway closed between junction 13 and 14. Traffic will run on two lanes in each direction on the eastbound carriageway, with a 40mph speed limit in place. Access for the emergency services will be retained on the westbound carriageway.

The viaduct will be closed eastbound on:

  • Thursday 11 April
  • Saturday 13 April
  • Sunday 14 April
  • Monday 15 April

There'll also be a westbound full closure on:

  • Friday 12 April
  • Tuesday 16 April
  • Wednesday 17 April 

    Diversion information

• When Rood Hill is closed, drivers will be diverted via A338, B4000 through Wickham and High Street.
• When the motorway is closed, a fully signed diversion will be in place in both directions via A34, A4 Bath Road and A338.

Our programme will continue into next year with further closures in 2024. Please continue to check back here for updates.

We'll be closing the M4 from 9pm to 6am eastbound between junctions 15 and 14 weeknights only from Monday 19 February until the morning of Saturday 2 March. We won't be working weekends and the road will be open as usual on Saturdays and Sundays.

This is to carry out bridge joint replacement works and resurfacing. It means there is no access to Membury Services on the eastbound carriageway.

The M4 eastbound will be closed 9pm to 6am weeknights only within junction 13 Junction with an up and over diversion to carryout bridge joint replacement works and resurfacing. The road will be open as usual over weekends.

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