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We are carrying out essential works to the lighting on the A20 in Dover.  The works take place from Monday 29 November 2021 until Saturday 22 January 2022 and will take place overnight on weekdays only.  Works will pause over the festive period from Friday 17 December 2021 until Wednesday 5 January 2022.

Details of the closures and diversion routes are as follows:-

Monday 29 November until Wednesday 8 December 2021, 8.00pm until 6.00am each weekday evening - eastbound closure from Court Wood interchange to Limekiln roundabout (see map below)

Wednesday 8 December, 8.00pm until Thursday 9 December, 6.00am - westbound closure (see map below)  

Tuesday 14 December, 8.00pm until Wednesday 15 December, 6.00am - westbound closure (see map below)

Thursday 16 December, 8.00pm until Friday 17 December, 6.00am (see map below)

No works will take place from Friday 17 December 2021, 6.00am until Wednesday 5 January 2022, 8.00pm.

Works resume on Wednesday 5 January, 8.00pm until Friday 14 January, 6.00am (see map below)

Monday 17 January 2022, 8.00pm until Tuesday 18 January, 6.30am (see map below)

Tuesday 18 January, 8.00pm until Wednesday 19 January, 6.00am (see map below)

Thursday 20 January 2022, 8.00pm until Saturday 22 January, 6.00am (see map below)

All dates are subject to change due to weather conditions or for operational reasons. We apologise for the inconvenience these works may cause you.  Access to businesses/residents on East Cliff and Marine Parade will be provided at the closure point.

 

 

We’re carrying out improvements on the Gracious Lane bridge, over the A21 Sevenoaks bypass.

At the end of September, a temporary barrier was installed on both sides of the carriageway on the bridge. The barrier reduces the width of the bridge to one lane, so there are temporary traffic lights in place to keep traffic safe and moving. There is also a temporary footpath next to the barrier on the north one side of the carriageway structure. 

The second phase of improvements will now start on Sunday 28 November 2021 running until Monday 28 February 2022. During this phase, we’ll be upgrading the parapet – the barrier along the edge of the bridge – and installing new vehicle barriers. When we start the second phase, the temporary barriers will be removed.

For the safety of everyone, we will be closing Gracious Lane bridge to all traffic during our work. While we understand this may impact the local community, closing the bridge is the only way we can deliver the improvement works safely and efficiently. We have adapted the diversion to accommodate recommendations from the local community, and traffic will be diverted via Weald Road, A225, A224, A25 and B2024. 

To allow for the installation of the new vehicle restraint barriers at both ends of Gracious Lane bridge, we’ll have 2-way temporary traffic lights on the east side of the bridge at the junction of Oak Lane and Gracious Lane. These will also be in place from 28 November 2021 until the work is complete.  

To start our work on the bridge, we’ll be closing the A21 Sevenoaks bypass overnight (8pm to 5am) between A25 junction and Morley’s roundabout (A225) from 28 November 2021 for four nights. A diversion route will be in place via the A225, A224 and A25. The rest of the construction work will be undertaken during the day. A summary of the closures and construction schedule can be seen below:

28 November 2021 – 28 February 2022
24-hours

Gracious Lane bridge will be closed while we carry out improvements and install new barriers and vehicle restraint barriers.

Diversion is via Weald Road, A225, A224, A25 and B2024.

A21 Gracious Lane bridge diversion

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29 November 2021
Overnight (8pm to 5am)

A21 Sevenoaks bypass southbound closed between the A25 junction and Morleys roundabout while we remove the temporary barriers on the bridge and start installing edge protection.

Diversion is via A25, A224 and A225. 

30 November 2021
Overnight (8pm to 5am)

A21 Sevenoaks bypass northbound closed between Morleys roundabout and the A25 junction while we remove the temporary barriers on the bridge and start installing edge protection. 

Diversion is via A225, A224 and A25. 

1 December 2021
Overnight (8pm to 5am)

A21 Sevenoaks bypass southbound closed between the A25 junction and Morleys roundabout while install edge protection on the bridge. 

Diversion is via A25, A224 and A225. 

2 December 2021
Overnight (8pm to 5am)

A21 Sevenoaks bypass northbound closed between Morleys roundabout and the A25 junction while install edge protection on the bridge. 

Diversion is via A225, A224 and A25. 

A21 Sevenoaks bypass diversion A25 to Morleys roundabout

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We’re replacing and upgrading the lighting along the A26 in Newhaven. These improvements are essential for the safety of road users.

All work will take place overnight (8pm to 6am), when there are fewer vehicles on the road, causing less disruption.

We’re completing the work in phases and for everyone’s safety, we'll being using temporary traffic management. All closures and temporary traffic lights will be in place overnight between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday only. 

Phase one: Monday 25 October to Friday 29 October

Temporary two-way or three-way traffic lights on the A26 and B2109.

Phase two: Monday 1 November to Friday 19 November  

Overnight closures of the A26 New Road between B2109 junction and the A259. A diversion will be in place via B2109.

Access will be maintained for businesses and residents with access on the A26 between B2109 and A259 during the closure, please approach the closure point for an escort to your property.

A26 Newhaven lighting scheme B2109 diversion map

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Phase three: Monday 22 November to Friday 3 December 

Closure of the A26 from A27 Beddingham roundabout to the A259. A diversion will be in place via the A259, B2066, B2123 and A27.

Access will be maintained for businesses and residents with access on the A26 between A27 and A259 during the closure. We will be unable to escort you through our working area, so if you need access to properties north of Newhaven, please approach from the A27. If you want to access south of the closure with the B2109, please approach from the coast (A259). Where access is required within our working area (The Hallow to the B2109) please approach the closure point and wait for an escort. 

A26 Newhaven lighting scheme A27 diversion map

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Phase four: Monday 6 December to Friday 17 December

Overnight closures of the A26 New Road between B2109 junction and the A259. A diversion will be in place via B2109. 

Access will be maintained for businesses and residents with access on the A26 between B2109 and A259 during the closure, please approach the closure point for an escort to your property.

A26 Newhaven lighting scheme local diversion route

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These essential works may generate additional noise through the night, for which we apologise in advance. Access will be maintained for emergency services on blue light calls. 

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

We’re improving the signalised junctions of Lyons Way and Sompting Road where they meet the A27 Upper Brighton Road near Worthing (West Sussex). Work will include upgrading the traffic signals at both junctions, resurfacing sections of the pavement, widening pedestrian crossings and renewing road markings.

Traffic Management restrictions

Work will take place in several phases, using varied traffic management restrictions including overnight road closures, overnight lane closures and temporary traffic lights.

All overnight closures will be in place between 8pm and 6am, when traffic flows are at their lowest.

The table below is a schedule of closures; however, this is subject to change:

  • Monday 22 November 2021 for 5 nights - Closure of the A27 in both directions between the A24 Grove Lodge roundabout (Worthing) and the A2025 Grinstead Lane roundabout (Lancing)
  • Monday 29 November 2021 for 2 nights - Closure of the A27 in both directions between the A24 Grove Lodge roundabout (Worthing) and the A2025 Grinstead Lane roundabout (Lancing)
  • Wednesday 1 December 2021 to Thursday 6 January 2022 - Phase 1 of work along Sompting Road northbound and outside Downlands Parade, using temporary traffic lights and overnight lane closures

Details of future closures will be confirmed as work progresses.

Diversions

During the closures the following signed diversions will be in place:

  • Eastbound – traffic to head south on the A24 towards Worthy, then continue south down the A259 North Street and A259 High Street. Travel east along the A259 Brighton Road towards South Lancing, then head north on the A2025 South Street/Grinstead Road to re-join the A27
  • Westbound – traffic to head south down the A2025 South Street/Grinstead Road to South Lancing, then head west along the A259 Brighton Road. Travel north on the A259 High Street, A259 North Street and continue up the A24 to re-join the A27

We’re carrying out repairs and maintenance to the drainage on the A27 Falmer and A270 Lewes Road. These improvements are essential for the safety of road users. 

We’ll carry out the work in stages and, for the everyone’s safety, there will be temporary traffic management in place around the A27 junctions with the A270 and B2123 at Falmer while we complete the work. Details of each phase is shown the below. 

All closures are between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday only. Please note, during events at the Amex Stadium, we’ll start closures after traffic levels have reduced. 

Monday 25 October to Friday 5 November

We will be closing a lane on the northbound A270 Lewes Road between Home Farm Lane and Coldean Lane. Access to Wild Park will be open during our work.

Monday 8 November 

We'll be closing Stony Mere Way from The Keep traffic lights to University Way (Stanmer turning). 

Please follow signed diversion and follow the A27 to the next junction.

Tuesday 9 November to Friday 19 November

We'll be closing the entry slip road onto the A27 eastbound from the A270 Lewes Road. 

Buses will still be able to use Stony Mere Way and the right turn at The Keep traffic lights will also be accessible.  

Please follow signed diversion and use Coldean Lane to join the A27 eastbound during the closure.

Monday 22 November to Friday 26 November

We’ll be closing a lane on the eastbound A27 and a lane on the eastbound exit slip road at the junction with the B2123 (Falmer).

Monday 29 November to Friday 3 December

We’ll be closing a lane on the westbound A27 and a lane on the westbound exit slip road at the junction with the B2123 (Falmer).

Monday 6 December to Friday 17 December and Tuesday 4 January to Friday 14 January

We’ll be closing a lane on the westbound A27 and the westbound entry slip at the junction with the B2123 (Falmer).

Please follow signed diversion to join the A27 westbound during the slip road closure: use the bridge to go over the A27 and join eastbound, travel to the next junction (Ashcombe / Kingston roundabout) where you can join the A27 westbound. 

Escorted access will be provided to properties by the station, Stanmer Court and Southern Water. 

We’re carrying out repairs and maintenance to drainage on the A27 at Hangleton. These improvements are essential for the safety of road users. 

The work will be completed in stages, and for everyone’s safety, there will be temporary traffic management in place on the A27 around the junction with the A293 (Hangleton interchange) while we complete the work. 

Where the lanes and slip roads are closed during the day, we’ll be working extended hours to complete these repairs as quickly as possible. Details of each phase is shown the below.

UPDATE: our work is taking longer than expected, so we have had to change the dates and length of some of our traffic management. The latest information is shown below. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Our work is now due to finish on Tuesday 23 November.

Monday 25 October
Overnight (8pm to 6am)

The A27 westbound will be closed overnight from the Devils Dyke Road junction to the Holmbush junction.

Please follow signed diversion from Devils Dyke Road junction: A2038 (King George VI Ave / Hangleton Road), A270 (Old Shoreham Road) which will take you to Holmbush, where you can join the A27 westbound.

Tuesday 26 October to Friday 29 October
24-hours

The westbound exit slip road will be closed at the A293 Hangleton Interchange, and a lane closure will be in place on the A27 westbound carriageway.

Please follow signed diversion to exit the A27 westbound during the slip road closure: continue along the A27 westbound to the junction with the A283 (Adur junction) where you can exit and rejoin the A27 heading eastbound returning to the Hangleton interchange.

Friday 29 October
Overnight (8pm to 6am)

The A27 westbound will be closed overnight from the Devils Dyke Road junction to the Holmbush junction.

Please follow signed diversion from Devils Dyke Road junction: A2038 (King George VI Ave / Hangleton Road), A270 (Old Shoreham Road) which will take you to Holmbush, where you can join the A27 westbound.

Saturday 30 October to Tuesday 2 November
24-hours

Lane 2 of the A27 westbound will be closed, alongside the central reservation at the A293 Hangleton Interchange

Tuesday 2 November
Overnight (8pm to 6am)

The A27 eastbound will be closed from the Adur Viaduct to the Devils Dyke Road junction.

Please follow signed diversion from Adur viaduct junction: A283 (Steyning Road), A270 (Upper Shoreham Road / Old Shoreham Road), A2083 (Hangleton Road / King George VI Avenue), to the Devils Dyke Road junction where you can join the A27 eastbound.

Wednesday 3 November to Friday 12 November
24-hours

Lane 2 of both the A27 eastbound and westbound will be closed, alongside the central reservation at the A293 Hangleton Interchange. All the slip roads will be open as usual.

Friday 12 November
Overnight (8pm to 6am)

The A27 eastbound will be closed from the Adur Viaduct to the Devils Dyke Road junction.

Please follow signed diversion from Adur viaduct junction: A283 (Steyning Road), A270 (Upper Shoreham Road / Old Shoreham Road), A2083 (Hangleton Road / King George VI Avenue), to the Devils Dyke Road junction where you can join the A27 eastbound.

Friday 13 November to Thursday 18 November
24-hours

The A27 eastbound entry slip road at the A293 (Hangleton interchange) will be closed; with a lane closure on the main A27 eastbound carriageway.

Please follow signed diversion to join the A27 eastbound at this junction during the slip road closure: join the A27 westbound, travel to the junction with the A283 (Adur junction) where you can exit the road and rejoin the A27 heading eastbound.

Tuesday 16 November
Overnight (8pm to 6am)

The A27 westbound will be closed overnight from the Devils Dyke Road junction to the Holmbush junction.

Please follow signed diversion from Devils Dyke Road junction: A2038 (King George VI Ave / Hangleton Road), A270 (Old Shoreham Road) which will take you to Holmbush, where you can join the A27 westbound.

Friday 19 November
Overnight (8pm to 6am)

The A27 eastbound will be closed overnight from the Adur Viaduct to the Devils Dyke Road junction.

Please follow signed diversion from Adur viaduct junction: A283 (Steyning Road), A270 (Upper Shoreham Road / Old Shoreham Road), A2083 (Hangleton Road / King George VI Avenue), to the Devils Dyke Road junction where you can join the A27 eastbound.

We’re renewing the safety barrier and upgrading the street lighting along a section of the A31 near Ferndown (Dorset). This work is essential to maintain safety to all road users.

For the safety of our workforce and customers, varied overnight closures will be in place between 9pm and 6am, Monday to Friday only.

Various closures will include:

A31 in both directions between the Woolsbridge roundabout and the Palmersford roundabout.

Eastbound traffic will be diverted via A347 Ringwood Road, A347 New Road, Whitelegg Way, Castle Lane West, then the A338 north to head back to the A31. The westbound closure will be the same in reverse.

A31 in both directions between the Ameysford roundabout and the Azalea roundabout.

Eastbound traffic will be diverted via Wimborne Road West/East, A347 Ringwood Road, A347 New Road, Whitelegg Way, Castle Lane West, then the A338 north to head back to the A31. The westbound closure will be the same in reverse.

 

Back in 2015 we completed improvement work to the A30/A339 Black Dam roundabout, north of junction 6. The scheme created an A339 northbound “through” carriageway with a connecting link from the A30 London Road onto the A339 northbound, as well as widening of all entry arms onto the roundabout.

Prior to these improvements, responsibility for the Black Dam roundabout was with Hampshire County Council. Before we hand the junction back to the local authority, we have some additional work which needs to be completed.

New road studs and reflective markers will be installed to provide better reflectivity at night time, renewal of road markings to provide better visibility of lanes and cutting back of overgrown vegetation to improve sightlines.

Work is currently scheduled to take place overnight (9pm to 6am, Monday to Friday only) on the following dates:

  • Thursday 9 September for one night
  • Wednesday 13 October for eight nights
  • Thursday 28 October for two nights
  • Monday 29 November for five nights

For the safety of our workforce and customers, we will be closing the entire Black Dam roundabout and the following approaches:

  • No exit into Basingstoke or entering the M3 at junction 6
  • A30 London Road eastbound approach from Hatch
  • A30 Ringway South westbound approach from Old Common Road junction
  • A339 Ringway East southbound approach from the town centre or Daneshill

During the closures, varied signed diversions will be in place primarily using the Ringway South/West/North and junction 7, to get to/from the M3.

Latest Traffic Management Update

Lane/road closures are in place overnight (between 9pm and 6am).

These sections are currently scheduled as follows, but are subject to change:

  • Monday 1 November – Lane closures only
  • Tuesday 2 November for two nights – Closure of the west side of the junction and temporary traffic lights on Pincents Lane
  • Thursday 4 November for two nights – Closure of the east side of the junction
  • Monday 8 November for two nights – Closure of the east side of the junction
  • Wednesday 10 November for two nights – Lane closures only
  • Friday 12 November – Closure of the west side of the junction
  • Monday 15 November – Lane closures only
  • Tuesday 16 November for two nights – Closure of the west side of the junction
  • Thursday 18 November – Lane closures only
  • Friday 19 November – Closure of the east side of the junction
  • Monday 22 November for two weeks – Lane closures only

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We’re upgrading the traffic signals around junction 12 of the M4 at Theale (Berkshire). Work will involve replacing the traffic signals around junction 12 with new LED signals and controllers. The refurbishments will include upgrading to extra low voltage cabling and equipment to reduce our carbon footprint and energy costs.

Throughout the work, different sections of the roundabout will be closed overnight (between 9pm and 6am), with signed diversions in place via adjacent junctions for closures of the M4 slip road.

In addition, the following diversions will be in place for closures of the A4 exits from the roundabouts:

  • Closure of the access from roundabout to A4 Bath Road (Theale side) – traffic will be diverted towards Reading centre, then the A329 to Pangbourne, then A340 to Theale
  • Closure of the access from roundabout to A4 Bath Road (Calcot side) – traffic will be diverted along Bath Road, then north on the A340 to Pangbourne, along the A329 towards Reading centre, then along the A4 to Calcot

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We're carrying out works to refurbish the M20 Station Road Bridge near Aylesford station in Kent which spans the M20. Our works on the bridge will include replacing the joints, waterproofing and resurfacing.

In order to carry out the works safely, we will need to close the bridge for a full weekend from Friday 15 October at 8.00pm until 5.00am on Monday 18 October 2021.  It will then also be closed from Monday 18 October, 8.00pm until Tuesday 19 October, 5.00am and then Tuesday 19 October, 8.00pm until Wednesday 20 October, 5.00am.

As a major part of our works is waterproofing, this requires dry weather for us to work in so our closures are dependent on the weather.  We have therefore also booked two contingency weekends and two contingency overnight dates in October in case the weather affects our ability to carry out work on the above dates.

During the closures, there will be no restrictions on anyone being able to access their own property. 

The following diversions will be in place:-

 

Road Users:-  

Traffic south of Station Road Bridge will continue on the A20 London Road turning left onto Hall Road to arrive onto Station Road north of Station Road Bridge.

Pedestrian Users:-

Via Robson Drive to Teapot Lane Bridge onto Station Road.

Please note that there will be no access to Aylesford Station via Station Road and the vehicle or passenger diversion will need to be used instead depending on how you are travelling there.   Due to the nature of the works, there will be no access through the closure for emergency service vehicles. 

We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption you may experience during this work.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to know about our work, please contact us on 0300 123 5000 or email info@highwaysengland.co.uk.

We are carrying out drainage works to the pond by the on-slip road of the M20 at junction 11a.  In order to carry out these works, we need to gain access via the M20. 

This will require an overnight closure on Monday 18 October and Monday 20 December of the westbound carriageway between junctions 12 and 11a on the M20.  In between these dates, no full carriageway closure will be in place, but lane 1 of the M20 will remain closed.

The works on Cheriton Pond will be completed on the morning of Tuesday 21 December when the M20 westbound between junctions 12 and 11a will be fully open.

A diversion route for the two nights of the westbound closure in October and December will be in place.  Traffic will be required to head west on the A20, take the second exit at the first roundabout (junction with Bargrove and Beachborough) and remain on the A20.  Motorists will then need to take the fourth exit at the second roundabout and remain on the A20 until they re-join the M20 at junction 11.  This diversion will be clearly marked and will only be in place on Monday 18 October and Monday 20 December.  Throughout the rest of the works, there will be no diversion in place as the works require a lane 1 closure not a full carriageway closure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re resurfacing sections of the M27 in both directions between junctions 11 (Fareham) and 12 (Portsmouth) in Hampshire.

For everyone's safety, we will be closing the M27 overnight (9pm to 6am, Monday to Friday nights only) on the following dates:

  • Monday 23 August till Tuesday 28 September 2021 – M27 junctions 11 to 12 eastbound
  • Friday 29 September till Friday 29 October 2021 – M27 junctions 12 to 11 westbound
  • Monday 13 December 2021 for five nights – M27 junctions 11 to 12 eastbound

During the closures, a signed diversion will be in place via the A27.

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