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 A1089

You can find more details about the maintenance schemes taking place on the A1089 below:

Maintenance work on the A2

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

We’ll soon be returning to the A2 between Boughton-under-Blean and Upper Harbledown to carrying out essential repairs to the concrete that makes up the base layer of road.

This work is critical to maintaining and improving safety and should reduce the need for any unplanned closures.

We’ll carry out this work in two phases, starting on the London-bound carriageway on Thursday 16 May.  With all work progressing well, we’ll then plan to move to the coastbound carriageway from Thursday 11 July. Keep an eye on our webpage for more details as our work progresses

We’re coordinating with other works in the area to reduce the number of closures needed and minimise overall disruption.

Closure information

Thursday 16, Friday 17 & Sunday 19 May: we’ll be closing: the A2 London-bound from Wincheap to Brenley Corner, and the M2 London-bound from junction 7 (Brenley Corner) to junction 4 (Rainham) from 8pm to 6am each night. Brenley Corner Roundabout will be open.

Saturday 18 May: the A2 London-bound will be closed from Wincheap to Brenley Corner between 8pm and 6am. The M2 will be open.

A lane will remain closed on the A2 London-bound from Wincheap to Brenley Corner during the day from 6am Friday 17 May until our overnight closure starts at 8pm on Sunday 19 May.

From Thursday 23 May to Monday 24 June, we’ll be closing the A2 London-bound from Wincheap to Brenley Corner overnight from Thursday nights to Monday mornings between 8pm to 6am, with a lane closure in place during the day.

This work is subject to favourable weather conditions. We also have Thursday 27 to Monday 1 July and Thursday 4 July to Monday 8 July for contingency.

Please note, there are also overnight closures (Sundays to Fridays) on the London-bound M2 between junctions 7 and 5 until the end of May.

Diversion and access

During the closures, traffic coming from Dover heading towards London will be signed to join the M20. For local traffic a diversion will also be in place from the Whitfield roundabout via A256 and A299 Thanet Way to Brenley Corner. An escort will be provided for properties with direct access to the A2 within the closure, please approach the closure gate.

Update: we finished our first phase of closures at the end of March. We'll need more closures to complete these improvements and will provide details of these here once confirmed. 

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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)

Friday 8 March to Wednesday 27 March (excluding Tuesday 19 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 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.

Sunday 24 March: the coastbound entry slip at the junction with the A296 will be closed from 10pm to 6am. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses on the A296. 

Diversion: please use Bean Lane to join the A2. 

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

We’ll soon be returning to continue our resurfacing works along the M2 and A2, to maintain the safety and improve the journey for road users.

Overnight on Tuesday 28 May and Wednesday 29 May we will be reducing the London bound carriageway to one lane running between the hours of 8pm to 6am.

The lane closures will start from London bound M2 junction 2 through to the A2 Marlin Cross junction.

Traffic wishing to exit at junction 1 for the A289 or at Cobham on the A2 will continue down to Marlin Cross junction to rejoin the A2 coastbound.

Traffic wishing to join the A2 at Cobham will join the coastbound carriageway to exit at junction 1 for the A289 to rejoin the London bound 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 resurfacing between the Alkham Valley junction and Court Wood Interchange.

This work is critical to maintaining and improving safety.

  • Closure information (dates are inclusive):

Monday 8 April to Friday 19 April: the coastbound A20 will be closed between M20 junction 13 and the Court Wood Interchange weeknights from 8pm and 6am.

Monday 22 April to Tuesday 14 May: the London-bound A20 will be closed between the Court Wood Interchange and M20 junction 13 weeknights from 8pm and 6am.

Wednesday 15 May to Wednesday 5 June: the coastbound A20 will be closed between M20 junction 13 and the Court Wood Interchange weeknights from 8pm and 6am.

Thursday 6 to Friday 14 June: the London-bound A20 will be closed between the Court Wood Interchange and M20 junction 13 weeknights from 8pm and 6am.

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

  • Diversion

When the road is closed a signed diversion will be in place via the A259, A260 and B2011.

We’re carrying out some emergency resurfacing on the A20 between Union Street and the Limekiln Roundabout in Dover.

*** These closures have been postponed, we'll post new dates here once confirmed *** Monday 15 to Friday 19 April – the A20 London-bound will be closed between York Street (A256) and the Limekiln Roundabout from 9pm to 5am each night. A diversion will be in place via A256 and B2011.

Saturday 20, Sunday 21, Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 April – the A20 coastbound will be closed between Limekiln Roundabout and York Street (A256) from 9pm to 5am each night.

A diversion will be in place via B2011 and A256.

Maintenance work on the A21

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

We’re replacing and improving the safety barriers in the verges of the A21 between Morleys Roundabout and Kipping’s Cross.

We’ll be starting our work using overnight lane closures, however as we’ll need to remove the old barriers, we’ll be setting up narrow lanes on the A21 to keep everyone safe from June 2024 until our work is complete in late summer.

There will be some overnight closures to put the narrow lanes in place and we’ll provide more details of when these will be as work progresses.

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

  • Upcoming closures (Dates are inclusive)

Monday 8 to Tuesday 16 April: A lane will be closed on the northbound carriageway between the Vauxhall Interchange and Morleys Roundabout, from 8pm to 6am each night excluding Sunday 14 April.

Friday 12 to Tuesday 16 April: A lane will be closed on the southbound carriageway between Morleys Roundabout and the Vauxhall Interchange, from 8pm to 6am each night excluding Sunday 14 April.

Wednesday 17 to Saturday 20 April: A lane will be closed on both the northbound and southbound carriageways between the Pembury Interchange and Kipping’s Cross from 8pm to 6am each night.

Monday 22 to Thursday 25 April: A lane will be closed on the southbound carriageway between Morleys Roundabout and the Vauxhall Interchange from 8pm to 6am each night.

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

Please visit our dedicated webpage for more information.

What's happening?
We'll be carrying out essential renewals to the bridge on Quarry Hill Road bridge that runs over the A21 south of Tonbridge. This includes replacing the steel bearings to ensure the bridge is safe and useable for years to come.

We’ll start on Monday 29 April, and will be carrying out the improvements under a mix of full closures, temporary traffic lights and lane closures. To minimise disruption, our full closures will take place on weeknights only when there are fewer vehicles on the road.

The work is currently scheduled to finish in November 2024 and while we always aim to work to the programme, unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather conditions may mean changes.

We’ll keep this page and our social media channels up to date with any changes, and will make every effort to ensure the impact on the local community and travelling public is kept to a minimum. Please accept our apologies in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. The first few months of traffic management are listed below.

Traffic management and closure details

  • Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 April, and Tuesday 7 to Thursday 9 May: there will be temporary traffic lights on Vauxhall Lane just off the A2014 overnight, 8pm to 6am each night while we set up our site compound.

  • Tuesday 14 May to Wednesday 20 November: there will be a lane closed and a reduced speed limit on the A21 northbound between Quarry Hill Road (A26) junction and Tonbridge overbridge (A2014) junction 24/7 from 6am Tuesday 14 May.

  • Wednesday 15 May to Thursday 7 November: a lane will be closed on the A26 overbridge 24/7 from 6am Wednesday 15 May.

The A21 northbound will be closed from Quarry Hill Road (A26) to Longfield Road (Tunbridge Wells) overnight between 8pm and 6am on:

  • Friday 10 May
  • Monday 13 May
  • Tuesday 14 May – including a closure of the southbound Quarry Hill exit slip
  • Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 May

Quarry Hill Road exit slip, and Tonbridge overbridge (A2014) will be closed between 8pm and 6am on:

  • Tuesday 21 to Thursday 23 May
  • Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 May
  • Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 August

Diversions
There’ll be fully signed diversions for all our closures:

  • When the A21 northbound is fully closed, traffic will be diverted via the A228 and A26.

  • When the southbound Quarry Hill exit slip is closed, traffic will continue on the A21 to exit at Tonbridge and via Pembury Road.

  • When Tonbridge overbridge is closed, traffic will be diverted via Pembury Road, the A21 and A264.

Maintenance work on the A23

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

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 15 April 2024

The new traffic signals are now in operation at the Star Lane and Netherne Drive junctions to help keep journeys safe and reliable over the years to come.

While the construction phase of our work is now complete, you may see us return occasionally while we carry out post-completion safety checks and make minor tweaks to the sequencing of the traffic signals to ensure they’re working optimally.

We don’t expect the need for any more overnight lane closures, however, should any further traffic management restrictions be required, we’ll share the details here.

Maintenance work on the A259

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

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

We're currently working during the day next to the A27, with the road open for traffic. 

We'll post details of any upcoming closures here.

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

Please visit our dedicated webpage for more information.

The A27 will be fully closed for emergency resurfacing between the Fishbourne Roundabout and Emsworth from 8pm Monday 22 April to 5am Tuesday 23 April.

A diversion will be in place via the A259.

We’ll soon be carrying out resurfacing and improvements on the A27 between Crossbush and Poling. 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.

This work is being completed in phases starting from the evening of Monday 29 April.

During the day the road will be open as usual. This work is subject to favourable weather conditions, for example heavy rain may affect the progress.

  • Closure information

Monday 29 April to Thursday 2 May: the A27 eastbound will be closed between Crossbush (A284 junction) and Clapham (A280 junction) from 8pm to 6am each night.

Friday 3 to Friday 10 May: the A27 westbound between Clapham and Crossbush will be closed weeknights from 8pm to 6am each night.

Monday 13 to Friday 17 May: the A27 will be fully closed between Clapham and Crossbush from 8pm to 6am each night.

During the closures a diversion will be in place via A280, A259 and A284.

We may need additional closures if we’re unable to complete our work as planned during the dates above, we'll post more information here as our work progresses.

  • Access to properties on the A27

During the eastbound closures, please join the westbound A27 and use the crossovers to access properties east of Blakehurst Lane.

During the westbound and full closures, access to properties on the A27 between the Clapham junction and Poling Street will be maintained from Clapham. The Poling Street crossover will be closed, so to access properties between Poling Street and Crossbush, please use Poling Street. This is for access only.

The A27 westbound carriageway between Ashcombe and the A270 (Lewes Road) exit, along with entry slip at the Amex Stadium / Falmer junction will be closed overnight from Wednesday 24 to Saturday 27 April from 8pm to 5am each night.

A diversion will be in place via A277, A275, A272, A23 and back to the A27.

Access will be maintained to the properties on the westbound carriageway within the closure, there may be a short wait while we make it safe for you to pass.

Maintenance work on the A3

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

We’ll be carrying out surveys to the lighting on the A3 Ham Barn roundabout.

To undertake these works safely, we'll close the southbound entry and exit slips overnight between 9pm and 6am.

There will also be a lane two closure on the A3 at this location in both directions on Friday 17 May.

Diversions

Southbound traffic on the A3 wanting to exit at Ham Barn roundabout to join the B3006 will continue down the A3. Then it will leave at Liphook onto Farnham road to reach the B3006.

Traffic wanting to access the A3 southbound carriageway from the B3006 will head south on the B3006, Farnham Road to join the A3.

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, Monday to Saturday 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
Weeknight closures, 9pm to 6am each night:

A31 eastbound carriageway closure between Palmersford and Boundary roundabouts. This will also include the eastbound A347 Ringwood road between Tricketts Cross and Palmersford roundabouts:

  • Monday 8 to morning of Thursday 11 April (3 weeknights)

A31 westbound carriageway closure between Woolsbridge and Palmersford roundabouts:

  • Wednesday 10 to morning of Saturday 13 April (2 weeknights)

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.

When affected, residents of Gladelands Park are to approach the closure point at Tricketts Cross roundabout to be escorted through the works. Residents to the north of Palmersford roundabout are advised to use B3072 for access, local roads on the A31 past Palmersford heading east will be open.

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

 

Maintenance work on the A34

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

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.

Update: We need one more overnight closure to complete these works. We'll post the new date here once available. 

We’re resurfacing the A34 between East IIsley and Chieveley. This will maintain safety and improve the journey for road users.

We’ll also be carrying out safety barrier renewals, white lining and litter picking.

To enable us to complete the works safely, works will be carried out under full weekend closures.

Closure dates:

9pm Friday 19 April to 6am Monday 21 April

9pm Friday 10 May to 6am Monday 13 May

9pm Friday 7 June to 6am Monday 10 June

We also have 9pm Friday 5 July to 6am Monday 8 July as a contingency.

During the closures a signed diversion will be in place via A34, A40, M40, A404/A404M to rejoin the southbound A34.

Please note: The diversion route will add an additional 50 minutes to journeys, the diversion is suitable for all types of traffic from the A34.  

We’re resurfacing the A34 between Winnall and the Three Maids Hill junction at Winchester, this will maintain safety and improve the journey for road users.

We’ll be doing this work overnight between 9pm and 6am weeknights only, when there are fewer vehicles on the road.

Work to the A34 southbound carriageway is now complete.

Overnight on Tuesday 21 May we moved to the northbound carriageway

  • Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22, Thursday 23 and Tuesday 28 May – closures of the A34 northbound carriageway from M3 Junction 9 roundabout to A272 Three Maids Hill
  • Wednesday 29 May to Tuesday 25 June – closures of the A34 northbound carriageway from A33 Kings Worthy link to A272 Three Maids Hill
  • Wednesday 26 June to Friday 5 July – closures of the A34 northbound carriageway from A33 Kings Worthy link to A303 Bullington Cross

Diversions

  • Closures from M3 Junction 9 closures – will be via the M3 and A303. Non-motorway vehicles will be sent via Winchester.
  • Closures from A33 Kings Worthy link – will be via the A33 and A303.

Guests for the Days Inn Hotel within Sutton Scotney Southbound services should use the A30 Bullington Lane to Sutton Scotney, then A30 Stockbridge Road West to access the hotel via the service road.

Maintenance work on the A404

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

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 completed the noisier sheet piling element of our work in May 2024. Our drainage improvements and earthworks are due to complete at the end of May.

We need to do some final regrading and top soiling on the embankment before we replace the permanent safety barrier and complete work in early July 2024.

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:

To carry out surveys work, we'll close Bull Lane bridge to traffic for four nights from 28 May to 1 June.

Closures will be overnight from 8pm to 6am.

Closures can change at short notice. Check the latest information on our daily closures page.

Access across the bridge will be maintained for emergency services.

A signed diversion will be in place via Cowstead Road, Mount Lane, Lower Hartlip Lane, and Oldhorse Lane. Residents should use the diversion route to access their property.

We’ll soon be carrying out maintenance alongside the M2 coastbound between junctions 2 and 1. This includes fence repairs, vegetation clearance and removing rubbish.

We’ll be working in the area adjacent to the M2 between junctions 2 and 1 from Monday 8 April for up to five weeks. You may notice some noise and activities in this area during our working hours – weekdays, 8am to 6pm.

We won't need to close the M2 carriageway for this work.

We’re starting repairs and maintenance to the Merrals Shaw bridge which carries the M2 London bound carriageway over the junction 2 Merrals Shaw interchange near Strood in Kent.

We’ll be repairing the bridge, replacing expansion joints, resurfacing, and waterproofing. This work is critical to keeping the bridge well maintained and for improving safety.

We need to close the London bound carriageway of the M2 at junction 2 for two weekends and overnight for ten nights. Please note that the work is weather dependent, please refer to our website for updates and changes to the published schedule.

Please note that the work is weather dependent. Remember to check our daily closures page for the latest updates.

Weekend Closures:

9pm Friday 17 May to 6am Monday 20 May

9pm Friday 31 May to 6am Monday 3 June

Overnight closures:

Monday 20 May for five nights 9pm to 6am

Monday 3 June for five nights 9pm to 6am

Diversion

Traffic will be diverted off the M2 via junction 2 exit slip to rejoin the M2 via the M2 junction 2 entry slip.

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 commence 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 twelve nights, see details below.

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 *updated*

Monday 29 April to Monday 13 May (excluding Monday 6 May): the M2 coastbound between junctions 5 and 6 will be closed overnight Sunday to Friday from 8pm to 6am.

During the closures a diversion will be in place via the A249, M20, A20 and A2.

Wednesday 15 to Friday 31 May (excluding Friday 24 to Monday 27 May): the M2 London-bound between junctions 7 and 5 will be closed overnight Sunday to Friday from 8pm to 6am.

During the closures a diversion will be in place via the A2, A20, M20 and A249.

We’ll soon be returning to complete our repair works to the bridge that carries the M2 over Mount Lane between junctions 4 and 5.

Works are to complete the waterproofing to the bridge, which is critical to maintaining and improving safety to the structure.

To carry out these works safely we’ll need to close London bound carriageway of M2 between junctions 5 and 4.

The overnight closure will start Wednesday 15 May for eight nights, between the hours of 8pm to 6am.

Please note there will be no works on Saturday 18 May.

Diversion route

A signed diversion will be in place from M2 junction 5, via A249, M20 and A229.

Oad Street will be closed where it passes over the M2 between Monday 3 to Friday 7 June from 8pm to 6am each night.

The closure is needed for bridge repairs and maintenance at M2 junctions 5 and 6.

A diversion will be in place via A249, A2 London Road, Borden Lane, Bannister Hill, Hearts Delight Road, Wrens Road, Sutton Baron Road, Pond Farm Road.

Access will be maintained to properties, but no vehicles will be able to pass over the bridge during the closures.

We’ll shortly be carrying out surveys to M2 Painters Forstal Road bridge, that goes over the M2 near Brogdale.

To undertake these surveys safely, we’ll need to close the bridge between the hours of 8pm to 6am, weeknights only.

Closure information

  • Monday 3 June for five nights

Access across the bridge will be maintained for emergency services, residents are to use the diversion route to access their property.

Diversion route

A signed diversion will be in place via, Water Lane, London Road, Brogdale Road and Eastling Road.

We’ll shortly be carrying out surveys to M2 Primrose Lane bridge, that goes over the M2 near Bredgar.

To undertake these surveys safely, we’ll need to close the bridge during the day between the hours of 7am to 6pm.

Closure information

  • Monday 3 June for two days

Access across the bridge will only be maintained for emergency services.

Residents will need to follow the diversion route to access property.

Diversion routes

A signed diversion will be in place via, Primrose Lane, Gore Road, Wren Road, Hearts Delight Road, Dove’s Croft, Bredgar Road, back onto Primrose Lane.

Ruins Barn Road will be closed where it passes over the M2 between Monday 24 and Friday 28 June from 8pm to 6am each night.

The closure is needed for bridge repairs and maintenance at M2 junctions 5 and 6.

A diversion will be in place via Broadoak Road, Bottom Pond Road and Bexon Lane.

Access will be maintained to properties, but no vehicles will be able to pass over the bridge during the closures.

We’ll shortly be carrying out surveys to M2 Salters Lane bridge, that goes over the M2 near Faversham.

To undertake these surveys safely, we’ll need to close the bridge during the day between the hours of 7am to 6pm

Closure information

  • Wednesday 5 June for three days

Access across the bridge will only be maintained for emergency services.

Residents will need to follow the diversion route to access property.

Diversion routes

A signed diversion will be in place via, A251 Ashford Road, A2 Canterbury Road back onto Salters Lane.

Sawpit Road will be closed where is passes over the M2 between Monday 17 and Friday 21 June from 8pm to 6am each night.

The closure is needed for bridge repairs and maintenance at M2 junctions 5 and 6.

A diversion will be in place via Broadoak Road, Bottom Pond Road and Down Court Road.

Access will be maintained to properties, but no vehicles will be able to pass over the bridge during the closures.

Wrens Road will be closed where it passes over the M2 between Monday 10 and Friday 14 June from 8pm to 6am each night.

The closure is needed for bridge repairs and maintenance at M2 junctions 5 and 6.

A diversion will be in place via Hearts Delight Road, Bredgar Road, Primrose Lane and Gore Road.

Access will be maintained to properties, but no vehicles will be able to pass over the bridge during the closures.

We’ll be carrying out surveys to Vicarage Lane bridge that goes over the M2.

To work safely, we’ll need to close the bridge between 8pm to 6am for five nights from Monday 20 to Friday 24 May.

We'll maintain access across the bridge for emergency services.

A signed diversion will be in place via Brogdale road, London road and Water Lane in both directions.

Residents should use the diversion route to access their property.

We’re carrying out surveys to Warren Lane bridge above the M2, near Hartlip.

To work safely, we’ll need to close the bridge between 8pm to 6am from Tuesday 28 May for four nights.

A signed diversion will be in place via, Place Lane, Meresborough Lane, Yaugher Lane and Matts Hill Lane

Access across the bridge will be maintained for emergency services, residents are to utilise the diversion route to access their property.

We’ll shortly be carrying out surveys to the Yaugher Lane bridge that goes over the M2.

To undertake these surveys safely, we’ll need to close the bridge between the hours of 8pm to 6am.

Closure information:

  • Monday 13 May for five nights

Access will be maintained for residents on Yaugher Lane, within the junctions of Matts Hill Lane and Meresborough Lane.

A signed diversion will be in place via, Meresborough Lane, Place Lane, Warren Lane and Matts Hill Lane in both directions.

Maintenance work on the M20

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

We’ll shortly be replacing the bridge joints and road surface to the western side of the roundabout at junction 7 of the M20.

To undertake these works safely, the western side of the roundabout between the westbound on slip and the eastbound off slip roads at junction 7 of the M20 will be closed overnight.

Starting Monday 13 May to Friday 24 May, between the hours of 8pm to 6am.

These works will be weeknights only.

Diversions

Traffic wishing to join the eastbound carriageway of the M20 at junction 7 from the southside of the roundabout will be diverted down the dedicated westbound slip to the join westbound carriageway to junction 6 to turnaround and join the eastbound carriageway.

Traffic wishing to join the westbound carriageway of the M20 from the A249 southbound, will continue to the Bearsted Road roundabout and then return north to the dedicated westbound on slip.

Non motorway traffic wishing to cross the roundabout to up the A249 northbound will be diverted via Bearsted road, Penenden Heath Rd, Boxley Rd, The St, Pilgrims Way to join the A249.

We’ll soon be undertaking maintenance works to the moveable barrier that is now in place along the central reservation. Works involve de-tensioning the barrier and maintenance to the expansion blocks.

To undertake these works safely the M20 London bound carriageway will be closed between junctions 9 to 8 overnight on Saturday 4 May and Sunday 5 May between the hours of 8pm to 6am.

Whilst these closures are in place there will also be two lanes closed overnight on the coastbound carriageway.

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 A229.

 

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

We’re now starting work to repair 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

Sunday 14 April to Monday 15 April: there will be lane closures on the M20 London-bound between junctions 7 and 8 from 8pm to 6am. The M20 London-bound exit slip will also be closed at junction 7. A diversion will be in place via junction 6 and return.

Monday 15 April to Sunday 12 May: there will be lane closures on the M20 London-bound between junctions 7 and 8 from 8pm to 6am with a section of the hard shoulder closed 24/7.

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.

The M20 eastbound carriageway between junctions 9 and 10, including the eastbound junction 9 entry slip road, will be closed overnight for resurfacing work between the hours of 8pm to 6am.

M20 overnight closure:

Monday 10 June for three nights

M20 junction 9 eastbound on slip road closure and lane closures:

Thursday 13 June for two nights

Please note that lanes one and two of the M20 will be closed on these nights.

Diversions:

Traffic will be diverted via, A20, A28 Simone Weir Avenue, A28 Canterbury Road, A2070, A20 to rejoin the M20 at Junction 10a.

We’ll soon be carrying out repairs and maintenance to New Hythe Lane bridge that goes over the M20, near New Hythe.

Works are to replace the expansion joints and waterproofing to the bridge, which is critical to maintaining and improving safety to the structure.

To undertake these works safely we’ll need to close the bridge overnight and for full weekends, with some lane closures managed under traffic lights, between the hours of 8pm to 6am.

Closures information

Overnight lane closures:

  • Wednesday 12 June for two nights (8pm to 6am)

Full weekend closures:

  • 8pm Friday 14 June to 6am Monday 17 June
  • 8pm Friday 21 June to 6am Monday 24 June

Overnight closures:

  • Monday 17 June for four nights (8pm to 6am)
  • Monday 24 June for five nights (8pm to 6am)

Diversion routes

Traffic will be diverted in both directions via, New Hythe Lane, A20, Ashton Way, A228, A228 Castle Way, Leybourne Way back on the New Hythe Lane

Maintenance work on the M23

You can find more details about the maintenance schemes taking place on the M23 below:

We need to close the M23 in the following locations between junctions 8 – 10 overnight, including lane closures between the hours of 9pm to 4am and 9pm to 5am.

The closures are needed for essential resurfacing work.

M23 junction 9 – 10 (including M23 junction northbound entry slip)

3 June for three nights (9pm to 5am)
10 June for five nights (9pm to 5am)
17 June for three nights (9pm to 5am)

Diversion:

Traffic will:

  • exit at junction 9 Gatwick
  • head towards airport way
  • use Longbridge roundabout to turn around onto London Road
  • use A2011 eastbound to rejoin M23 at J10 Crawley Interchange


M23 junction 10

20 June for two nights (9pm to 4am)
24 June for four nights (9pm to 4am)
1 July for four nights (9pm to 4am)
9 July for three nights (9pm to 4am)

Diversion

Traffic will be diverted up and over at junction 10 Crawley Interchange to rejoin M23.


M23 junction 9 northbound entry slip

8 July for one night (9pm to 5am)

Diversion:

Traffic will

  • head southbound towards junction 10
  • turn around at junction 10 Crawley Interchange to rejoin the M23 northbound carriageway.

M23 junctions 8 – 9 lane closures

6 June for two nights (9pm to 5am)

M23 junctions 9 – 8 lane closures

12 July for one night (9pm to 5am)
15 July for five nights (9pm to 5am)

Maintenance work on the M25

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

We recently switched off some sections of life-expired street lighting around the M25 network as part of our work towards achieving National Highways’ net zero targets.

This includes some sections of street lighting in the following areas:

  • 10.4 miles between junctions 6 and 9
  • 2 miles between junction 21a to 23
  • 4 miles between junction 29 to 30

Switching off these lights is estimated to save around 676,800 kgCO2e; the equivalent of taking over 400 cars off the road a year or the energy use of 85.3 homes over one year. Some areas, such as around junctions and slip roads, will remain lit and continue to be maintained. This will allow motorists to adjust between the different lighting levels on the M25 main carriageway and local road networks.

We carried out a thorough safety review prior to switching off the lighting in these sections. The lighting columns will remain in place for up to two years while we undertake further post switch-off safety reviews and signs are currently in place to indicate to motorists where sections of lighting have been switched off.

Our evidence on the M25 network suggests that turning off lighting reduces incidents. This not only supports the government's Net Zero strategy, but also benefits the environment, helping wildlife and reducing light pollution.

You can find more information about our net zero highways plan on our dedicated webpage.

Maintenance work on the M27

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

Updated Thursday 7 March 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 from March until mid-April 2024. 

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.

We’ll be undertaking repairs to the loop detective system that controls the traffic lights on the southern side of the M27 junction 3 roundabout including M271 from junction 1 to the M27 junction 3 in both directions.

To undertake these works safely we’ll be closing the southern part of the roundabout on Monday 20 May from 9pm to 6am including the entry and exit slips of the westbound carriageway, and from junction 1 of the M271 to junction 3 of the M27.

Diversions

Traffic wishing to exit the westbound carriageway of the M27 at junction 3 to join the southbound M271 will continue down the M27 and exit at junction 2, follow A326, A35 (Totton Bypass) to Redbridge roundabout.

Traffic wishing to join the westbound carriageway of M27 at junction 3 from the M271, will follow the above diversion in reserve.

Traffic wishing to the join the westbound M27 from Romsey will be diverted via Bypass Road, A3090 (Romsey Road), A36.

Traffic wishing to join the eastbound carriageway of the M27 at junction 3 from junction 1 of the M271 will be diverted via Brownhill Way, A3057, M271.

Traffic wishing to join the M271 from the eastbound carriageway of the M27 at junction will follow the above diversion in reserve.

Maintenance work on the M3

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

What’s happening? 

This work has been postponed whilst further surveys are being undertaken. We'll post new dates here once available.

Maintenance work on the M4

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

We’re carrying out scheduled maintenance to the bridge which carries the M4 westbound carriageway above the M4 junction 5 Langley Interchange to keep journeys safe and reliable.

This work will include the replacement of bridge expansion joints and the renewal of the waterproofing and surfacing layers, to protect the bridge from rainwater damage and extend its serviceable lifespan.

Scheduled closures and traffic management information

We typically work overnight between 10pm and 6am, however, we’ll require three longer overnight shifts to complete the first part of this work. To keep road users and our workforce safe, the M4 westbound carriageway at junction 5 is scheduled to close:

  • From 8pm on Saturday 18 May until 10am on Sunday 19 May
  • From 8pm on Saturday 1 June until 10am on Sunday 2 June
  • From 8pm on Saturday 8 June until 10am on Sunday 9 June
  • From 10pm on Monday 10 June for four nights until 5:30am on Friday 14 June
  • From 11pm on Friday 14 June until 6am on Saturday 15 June
  • From 10pm on Monday 17 June for four nights until 5:30am on Friday 21 June
  • From 11pm on Friday 21 June until 6am on Saturday 22 June

Please remember that closure details can change at short notice. For the most up-to-date information, please visit our daily closures page.

Diversion

We’ll need to close the M4 westbound carriageway between the junction 5 slip roads. A short diversion route will be in place via the M4 junction 5 westbound exit slip road, onto the Langley Interchange roundabout and back on to the M4 westbound carriageway via the junction 5 entry slip road.

To reduce disruption, we’ll be using low noise emitting equipment where possible. We’ve also planned for the first three longer closures to take place overnight at weekends while traffic volumes are at their lowest.

 

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 doing 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 by Autumn 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.

• We’ve now completed our contraflow switch, traffic is now running on two lanes in each direction on the westbound carriageway, with a 40mph speed limit in place. The eastbound carriageway is closed between junction 13 and 14, access for the emergency services will be retained on the eastbound carriageway. 

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.

 

The M4 eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight between junctions 13-12 on Thursday 4, Friday 5 and Monday 8 April between the hours of 9pm and 6am. There will be a lane closure during the day on Friday 5 April.

The diversion route will be via the A34 to the A339, then A4 London Road to A4 Benham Hill to A4 Bath road to re-join at M4 junction 12.

What's happening?

We’re doing maintenance work on bridges carrying the M4.

The work will start on the evening of Monday 15 April. This work will be carried out under a mix of full week night and weekend closures.

When the motorway is closed, Moto Motorway Services will also be closed.

Closure details

Our work will be on the westbound side from junction 11 (Reading) up to and including Moto Motorway Services entrance slip road. Our weeknight work will be between 8pm to 6am each night, and on weekends from the times below:

May closures

1 – 3 May - Westbound overnight full closures
7 – 16 May - Westbound overnight full closures
17 – 20 May - Westbound full weekend closure (from 9pm Fri – 6am Mon)
20 – 23 May - Westbound overnight full closures
28 – 31 May - Westbound overnight full closures

June closures

3 – 7 June – Westbound overnight full closures
14 – 17 June - Eastbound full weekend closure (from 9pm Fri – 6am Mon)
17 – 20 June - Eastbound overnight full closures
21 – 24 June - Eastbound full weekend closure (from 9pm Fri – 6am Mon)
24 – 27 June - Eastbound overnight full closures
28 – 1 July - Westbound full weekend closure (from 9pm Fri – 6am Mon)

July closures

1 – 4 July - Westbound overnight full closures
5 – 8 July - Eastbound full weekend closure (from 9pm Fri – 6am Mon)
8 – 11 July - Eastbound overnight full closures
12 – 15 July - Westbound full weekend closure (from 9pm Fri – 6am Mon) (Contingency)
15 – 18 July - Westbound overnight full closures (Contingency)
19 – 22 July - Eastbound full weekend closure (from 9pm Fri – 6am Mon) (Contingency)
22 – 25 July - Eastbound overnight full closures (Contingency)

Diversion route

 

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