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A map showing the diversion route from A2 Boughton to Dunkirk

We’re carrying out concrete repairs to the A2 carriageway between Boughton and Dunkirk. Work will involve full depth treatment including crack repairs and new surfacing.

For the safety of the workforce and the road-users, we’ll be closing the A2 carriageway separately between M2 Junction 7 Brenley Corner and the A28 at Canterbury and A2050 Canterbury over seven weekends, with two extra weekends for contingency.

Eastbound Closure Dates:

  • 8.00pm Friday 19 November 2021 to 6.00am Monday 22 November 2021
  • 8.00pm Friday 26 November 2021 to 6.00am Monday 29 November 2021


Eastbound to Dover: Leave the M2 at junction 7, diverted traffic will follow A299, A256 to re-join the A2 at Guston.

Westbound to London: Leave the A2 at Guston, diverted traffic will follow the A256, A299 to re-join the A2 at junction 7 of the M2.

Local access to Canterbury:  For local access to Canterbury, please continue on the A2 and take the slip road signed Bridge, turn right onto Brifrons Hill, then right onto Bekesbourne Road, then right onto the High Street, to re-join the A2 London bound, to then exit for the A28 into Canterbury.

Westbound Closure Dates:

  •  8.00pm Friday 22 October 2021 to 6.00am Monday 25 October 2021
  •  9.00pm Friday 5 November 2021 to 6.00am Monday 8 November 2021

Please note that for the above two westbound weekend closures the works will start from the Friday night and the closure and diversion point will be off the A2 via the slip road signed Canterbury A2050, where traffic will follow the A2050 to join the diversion onto the A28.  From 6.00am on the Saturday morning, the closure and diversion point will be moved to the off slip road signed Canterbury/Ashford A28. The off slip for A28 Canterbury/Ashford will be closed from 8.00pm due to third party works.

 

 

 

We're carrying out essential works to Channel View Road, which is a viaduct road in Dover, Kent spanning the A20.  The work will take place overnight each evening from 8.00pm until 6.00am, from Monday 25 October until the morning of Saturday 30 October 2021.  The road will be fully open during the days from 6.00am until 8.00pm each day to traffic and will remain open throughout day and night for pedestrians.

These works will have a low impact on the surrounding residents but will affect residents on Channel View Road.  It will also have an impact on businesses based on Channel View Road who require night access to their premises.  For these customers, there will be a traffic light system in place in order for vehicles to pass through.  No diversion route is therefore required for these works.

We apologise in for any inconvenience or disruption our works may cause.  Should you have any questions or would like to know about our work, please contact 0300 123 5000 quoting reference A20_608355 or use the same reference number to email info@highwaysengland.co.uk.

 

We’re resurfacing along the A21 Sevenoaks and Tonbridge bypass between the A25 junction and Vauxhall roundabout. This work will improve the condition of the road and improve journeys for our customers.

All work will take place overnight (9pm to 5am), when there are fewer vehicles on the road, causing less disruption.

For everyone’s safety while we complete the work, we’ll be closing the A21 in phases:

Phase one: from 11 October for five nights (9pm to 5am):
Closure of the northbound and southbound carriageway between Morley’s roundabout (A225) and the A25 junction.

A diversion route will be in place via the A225, A224 and A25.

A21 Sevenoaks bypass diversion route

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Phase two: 16 October 2021 for two nights (9pm to 5am):
Closure of the southbound carriageway between Morley’s roundabout (A225) and the Vauxhall interchange (A26).

A diversion route will be in place via B245, A227 and A26.

A21 Tonbridge bypass resurfacing diversion southbound

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Phase three: 18 October 2021 for five nights (9pm to 5am):
Closure of the northbound carriageway between Morley’s roundabout (A225) and the A25 junction between 9pm and 5am.

A diversion route will be in place via the A225, A224 and A25.

The work is subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

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 will be a temporary footpath next to the barrier on one side of the carriageway.

Our next stage of improvements are due to start during the week commencing Monday 25 October 2021, running until late January 2022. To keep everyone safe, we will be closing the Gracious Lane bridge to all vehicles during this time, with a diversion route will be in place.

When we start our improvements on the bridge, we will need to close the A21 overnight (9pm to 5am) between Morley’s roundabout (A225) and the A25 junction. This will take place during the week commencing 25 October 2021 for up to a week. A diversion route will be in place via the A225, A224 and A25.

We’ll also be carrying out improvements to the vehicle restraint barriers at both ends of the bridge. While we complete this work, there will be 2-way temporary traffic lights on the east side of the bridge at the junction of Oak Lane and Gracious Lane. These will be in place from week commencing Monday 25 October 2021 through to January 2022.

 

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 refurbishing the underpass to the east of Portsbridge roundabout. Work will start by deep cleaning the subway to remove all loose paint, then applying a base layer followed by a full coat of anti-graffiti paint. We will also be painting the handrails and cycle chicanes.

This work aims to make the underpass a more pleasant place for users and the local community.

The underpass will be closed, Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm.

The diversion is via the footpath which runs around the western side of the Portsbridge roundabout. We appreciate the diversion is a longer route but due to the chemicals within the paint and the equipment being used it is essential we close the underpass while our team carry out the work for the safety of everyone.

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:

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 Sunday 7 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.

Sunday 7 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.

Monday 8 November to Friday 12 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. 

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.

Saturday 13 November and Sunday 14 November
Overnight (8pm to 6am)

Closure of the A27 eastbound exit slip road at junction with the A293 Hangleton Interchange.

Please follow signed diversion to exit the A27 eastbound at this junction during the slip road closure: continue along the A27 eastbound to the next junction (Devils Dyke Road and Dyke Road Avenue) where you can exit the road and rejoin the A27 heading westbound returning to the Hangleton interchange. 

Monday 15 November 
Overnight (8pm to 6am)

Closure of the A27 westbound exit slip at the junction with the A293 Hangleton Interchange.

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.          

We're replacing the waterproofing material and the joints in the bridge which carries the A27 over the River Adur Viaduct near Shoreham (West Sussex).

Work was due to take place over the weekends of 11/12 September and 18/19 September, however we took the decision to reschedule both weekends due to the number of events taking place in the area. Along with restrictions on the rail service on our second planned weekend of work, this would have had too great an impact on our customers.

The work has now been rescheduled to take place over the following two weekends:

8pm on Friday 24 September through to 6am on Monday 27 September 2021 – closure of the A27 eastbound carriageway from Manor Road roundabout to the A283 Shoreham junction

8pm on Friday 8 October through to 6am on Monday 11 October 2021 – closure of the A27 westbound carriageway from A283 Shoreham junction to the Manor Road roundabout

During the closures, a signed diversion will be in place via the A259.

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.

Work was originally scheduled to start in August, however after re-evaluating traffic flows since the start of the school holiday period, it was decided to postpone the closures. Traffic flows through the New Forest were much higher than levels predicted primarily due to increased staycations.

For the safety of our workforce and customers, three phases of traffic management will be in place along the A31 on both carriageways. All overnight closures will be in place between 9pm and 6am, Monday to Friday only.

Phase 1: Safety barrier and street lighting replacement

Dates: Friday 10 September to Wednesday 20 October

To carry out replacement of the safety barrier and street lighting, 24/7 narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will be in place on both carriageways of the A31 between the Ameysford roundabout and the Palmersford roundabout.

To allow the narrow lanes to be installed, overnight on Thursday 9 September there will be a closure of the A31 in both directions, between Canford Bottom and the Palmersford roundabout. Traffic will be diverted via Wimborne Road West/East.

In addition to the narrow lanes, there will be night time closures of the A31 eastbound carriageway from Canford Bottom to the Boundary Lane roundabout, and of the westbound carriageway from Palmersford roundabout to Canford Bottom.

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.

Phase 2: Street lighting replacement

Dates: Thursday 21 October to Friday 3 December

During this period, there will be night time closures of the 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.

Phase 3: Street lighting replacement

Dates: Monday 6 December to Friday 17 December

During this phase, there will be night time closures of the 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.

 

CLOSURES UPDATE

A34 northbound continues to be closed between the exit and entry slip roads at Three Maids Hill, overnight (Monday to Friday only), until Monday 27 September. Traffic will be diverted off the A34 via the exit slip road at the junction, around the Three Maids Hill roundabout, then re-join the A34 via the northbound entry slip road.

The A272 eastbound bridge over the A34 at the junction will be closed overnight on Friday 15, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 October. Signed diversion will be in place via Bullington Cross junction.

The A272 westbound bridge over the A34 at the junction will be closed overnight on Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October. Signed diversion will be in place via the Winnall roundabout.

Friday 29, Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October - this weekend is a contingency closure only. It will take place on either the A272 eastbound or westbound, depending if work was completed successfully during the previous weekends. 

All closures will be between 9pm and 6am

We’d advise all motorists to stick to the signed diversion routes as they have been chosen with both suitability and safety in mind. We’d also encourage drivers to stick to speed limits and follow appropriate signage to ensure the safety of fellow road users.

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Concrete repairs are taking place to the bridge which carries the A272 over the A34 at Three Maids Hill, north of Winchester (Hampshire).

These repairs will improve the longevity of the bridge and ensure safety for our customers.

Specialist scaffolding will be in place below the bridge, and our teams will be elevated platforms to reach the areas to be repaired.

There are lane closures and a 30mph speed limit on the A272 across the bridge.

The images below show the concrete damage beneath the bridge:

Concrete damage beneath the bridge Concrete damage beneath the bridge

We’re resurfacing a section of the A34 southbound carriageway between Whitchurch and the Bullington Cross junction, in Hampshire. This work will ensure the network remains in a safe condition and improve journeys for our customers..

The A34 southbound carriageway will be closed at night from the B4640 Tot Hill Interchange to the A303 Bullington Cross (9pm to 6am, Monday to Friday working only).

During the closures, a signed diversion will be in place via the B4640 from Tothill towards Newbury, the A339 south to Basingstoke, then the A303 westbound.

A34 CLOSURES UPDATE

The A34 northbound carriageway between the Milton Interchange and Marcham Interchange, will be closed over seven nights starting on Thursday 7 October (9pm to 6am, Monday to Friday only). 

A signed diversion will be in place via the A4130 from Didcot to Wallingford, then north on the A4074 towards Oxford. From here road users can re-join the A34 north or southbound carriageways depending on their destination.

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Located off the A34 near Drayton, is an area which was previously constructed as part of an old Drayton slip road, but is now used as an unofficial layby. We are converting this area into an official standard layby by carrying out major reconstruction to the embankment. Work will also involve:

  • realigning the verges;
  • updating the safety barrier;
  • installing new timber fencing;
  • resurfacing and laying of new road markings;
  • improve drainage; and
  • installing new layby signs.

As part of this project, additional work will take place to the old Drayton Road/Steventon Road slip road embankment area, to prevent anyone from parking illegally. The works will include:

  • replacing the existing gates to heavy duty gates;
  • installing a small section of interlocking concrete blocks;
  • installing new timber fencing;
  • planting new vegetation; and
  • removing the old concrete blocks.

The existing unofficial lay-by will be closed from 9 June 2021 until the completion of the work.

Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will be in place on the A34 northbound carriageway (next to the work area).

 

UPDATE - WEDNESDAY 6 OCTOBER

Outstanding bridge repairs to the Denham Viaduct on the A40 Western Avenue, have been scheduled for the following dates:

A40 Western Avenue – eastbound carriageway

The eastbound carriageway will be closed from 10pm on Friday 8 October until 10am on Sunday 10 October.

This will then be followed by overnight closures, between 10pm and 5am, from Friday 15 October until Monday 25 October (Monday to Friday only).

A40 Western Avenue – westbound carriageway

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, from Monday 8 November until Friday 19 November (Monday to Friday only).

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We’re carrying out repairs to the bridges along the A40 Western Avenue, between the M40 junction 1/A40 Denham roundabout and the B467 Swakeley roundabout. The A40 which was built in the 1940s, is one of the busiest routes on Highways England’s Strategic Road Network.

Work will include:

  • replacing the joints (which allow the expansion and contraction of the bridge during different temperatures);
  • installing new drainage;
  • replacing the waterproofing material beneath the road surface; and
  • resurfacing.

These repairs aim to keep the A40 Western Avenue and its surrounding road network running smoothly, and ensure safe journeys for road users that use this vital link for Uxbridge, Hillingdon, London, and surrounding areas. These works will also reduce the frequency of future road closures required to maintain the bridge and its carriageways.

To carry out these works safely and with minimal disruption, a combination of overnight and weekend road closures will take place between July and November 2021.

Diversions

A40 eastbound carriageway closures
Traffic will be diverted from the Denham roundabout, south down the A4020 Oxford Road to Cross Street, continue along Hillingdon Road, then head north on the B483 Park Road to re-join the A40 via Swakeley’s roundabout.

As the exit slip road at M25 junction 16 will be closed to help control traffic, road users travelling from the M25 anti-clockwise towards the M40/A40 eastbound will be diverted west along the M40 to junction 2, exit and the junction and travel around the roundabout, join the M40 eastbound carriageway towards the M40 junction 1 Denham roundabout, to join on to the main diversion above.

A40 westbound carriageway closures
Traffic will be diverted from Swakeley’s roundabout, south down B483 Park Road to the A4020 Hillingdon Road, continue along Cross Street, then north on the A4020 Oxford Road to re-join the A40/M40 at the Denham roundabout.

On the A404 northbound approach and on the Bisham roundabout, we're resurfacing and renewing the anti-skid material, refreshing road markings and the yellow speed bar markings on the approaches to the roundabout.

For everyone's safety, the following closures will take place overnight (9pm to 6am) on the following dates:

Wednesday 13 October

Friday 15 October

Monday 18 October for three nights

Closure of the A404 northbound carriageway from the A4130 Burchetts Green junction to the Bisham roundabout

Closure of the northern half of the Bisham roundabout

Closure of the Marlow Road on the approach to the Bisham roundabout

Thursday 21 October for two nights

Closure of the A404 southbound carriageway from the A4155 Marlow Interchange to the Bisham roundabout

During the closures signed diversions will be in place sending vehicles under 7.5tonnes from the Burchett’s Green junction, via the A4130 and A4155 via Henley-on-Thames.

Vehicles over 7.5tonnes will be diverted via the M4, M25 and M40, as Henley-on-Thames is unsuitable for larger vehicles.

We're carrying out resurfacing works to the M2 carriageway between junction 1 and 3 in both directions. During the works, to minimise on the disruption, we'll also be carrying out additional repair works on the M2 Colewood Bridge, which spans the M2, using the same closure.

These works are due to take place eastbound from Monday 25 October until Friday 19 November 2021. This will take place under full carriageway overnight closures of the M2 including the associated slip roads from 8.00pm until 6.00am, each weekday evening.

The westbound lane closures will be in place from Monday 22 November to Friday 3 December, each weekday evening from 8.00pm to 6.00am. Please note the finalised dates for the westbound carriageway closures are to be confirmed.

Diversion:
The diversion routes below will be in place.

M2 Junction 1 to 2 closure:

M2 Eastbound carriageway closure between junction 1 and 2 – M2 eastbound traffic approaching M2 junction 1 will be diverted towards M2 junction 4 via the A289, A2 and A278 towards M2 junction 4 Gillingham interchange.

M2 Westbound lane closures between M2 junction 2 and M2 junction 1 – M2 westbound traffic approaching M2 junction 2 will enter the lane closures where they will be forced to exit the M2 at Junction 1 and follow a short diversion to return and re-enter the M2 on-slip at Junction 1.

M2 Junction 2 to 3 closure:

M2 eastbound diversion route: M2 eastbound traffic will be via the A228, M20 and A229 and back onto the M2 eastbound carriageway.

Please note that these works are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. We advertise the closures on yellow signs placed in advance at the junction/alongside the road.

We apologise for any inconvenience or disruption you may experience during these works.

We’re carrying out works to replace expansion joints on the bridge which carries Selling Road near junction 7 of the M2 motorway.

When:

Works will take place overnight from Monday 4 October until Friday 8 October 2021, 8.00pm until 6.00am each evening with works ending on the morning of Friday 8 October.

How it will affect me:

The works will not prevent any residents gaining access to their properties. The closure is only for the bridge itself, but the road in close proximity to the bridge will be for local residents’ access only.

There will be a 4 and half mile diversion route via Owen’s Court Road, Newhouse Lane, A251 and A2 which will be clearly signed.

Although the works may cause some noise we will try and minimise this as much as possible by using acoustic fencing.

Further information:

Please note that these works are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. We’ll advertise the closures on yellow signs placed in advance at the junction/alongside the road.  

For more information about our work, contact us on 0300 123 5000 quoting reference M2-602791 or email info@highwaysengland.co.uk.

 

 

We’re carrying out resurfacing to sections of the M2 eastbound carriageway between junctions 5 and 6 from Tuesday 31 August to Thursday 30 September 2021. This work will take place overnight from 8pm to 6am Monday’s to Thursday’s only.

During the closure we’ll have a diversion route in place via the A249 south, M20, A20 east and A2 west towards M2 Junction 6.

Map of M2 junction 5 road closure diversion map

Please be aware that these works are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. The overnight closures will be clearly marked on yellow signs at the junction/alongside the road and emergency services vehicles will have escorted access through the works where required.

We’re carrying out essential works on the M2/A229 Maidstone Road bridge joints throughout September 2021. This is above the M2 near junction 3, and the work will need us to close the A229 carriageway during the night in both directions.

Monday 6 September to Monday 13 September - the southbound carriageway will be closed each evening from 8.00pm until 6.00am. During this time, the closures will also involve a lane 2 closure on the northbound carriageway to ensure a safe working area for our workforce. 

Tuesday 14 September to Wednesday 22 September - The northbound closure will be closed each evening from 8.00pm-6.00am. During this time, the closures will also involve a lane 2 closure on the southbound carriageway to ensure a safe working area for our workforce.

Additionally, we’ll be returning briefly to the southbound carriageway on Friday 27 September and the northbound side on Saturday 28 September to complete the works.

Please be advised that our works will affect the bus stop on the A2045. Also, please note that our works could at times be noisy, for which we apologise. We’ll therefore be putting in place acoustic fencing to try and keep the noise to a minimum.

Diversion route

Diversions are in place during these works via Lord Lees roundabout, the A229 and A2045 and re-joining at the Rochester Road roundabout. The southbound diversion is the same in the opposite direction. This route is just over a mile and a half in length and will be clearly labelled along with yellow signs in advance of the works informing of the upcoming closure.

 

Access during works

Pedestrians will be able to walk across the bridge, but will need to briefly wait until the site has been made safe. Vehicle access will be maintained for emergency services responding to an incident.

Changes to the schedule

Please be aware that as these works are weather dependent, the schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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 18 October to Friday 29 October - Lane closures on the roundabout
  • Monday 1 November for three nights – Closure of the west side of the junction
  • Thursday 4 November for two nights – Closure of the east side of the junction
  • Monday 8 November for three nights – Closure of the west side of the junction
  • Thursday 11 November for two nights – Closure of the east side of the junction
  • Monday 15 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

Eastside closure map

Westside closure map

WEEKEND CLOSURE UPDATE

Work on the westbound carriageway is now complete.

Due to additional concrete repairs and to finish replacing the waterproofing material, we will be utilising the contingency weekend closure on the M4 eastbound carriageway only.

The M4 eastbound carriageway will be closed from junction 14 to junction 13, from 9pm on Friday 15 October to 6am on Monday 18 October 2021.

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Repairs are taking place to the bridge which carries the M4 over Welford Road (near Wickham, West Berkshire), which is damaged due to water leaking through the joints.

To ensure the bridge remains in a safe condition, we are:

  • reconstructing the central reservation;
  • replacing the joints across the M4 motorway;
  • replacing the waterproofing material below the carriageway surface;
  • resurfacing the M4 across the bridge; and 
  • upgrading the safety barrier along the M4 verges.

For the safety of our workforce and customers, the following traffic management restrictions are in place:

M4 motorway

There are 24/7 narrow lanes and an enforceable 50mph speed limit on both carriageways. Free vehicle recovery is available for anyone who breaks down in the narrow lanes.

Once the central reservation has been replaced, the narrow lanes will be removed. Remaining activities will be done using a full weekend closures of the M4 and overnight lane closures.

Welford Road

Welford Road will be closed until Friday 24 September 2021, whilst we replace the central reservation of the M4 above. Access will be maintained for pedestrians and cyclists, and for emergency services.

A diversion will be in place via Welford Road, Rood Hill, High Street and the B4000.

Welford Road diversion route map

 

M4 junctions 13 to 14 weekend closures

To replace the central reservation, a large crane will be required, and we will need to close the entire motorway for the full weekend. A further weekend closure of the M4 will be required to replace the waterproofing material and surfacing. This is to allow enough time for the material to cure.

These weekend closures will be between junctions 13 and 14. The dates of the weekend closures are currently planned as follows:

  • 9pm on Friday 30 July through to 6am on Monday 2 August 2021
  • 9pm on Friday 20 August through to 6am on Monday 23 August 2021
  • (CANCELLED: Friday 24 September to Monday 27 September 2021)
  • 9pm on Friday 8 October through to 6am on Monday 11 October 2021

During these closures, signed diversions will be in place via the A338, A4 and A34.

Moto Chieveley Services will remain open and accessible in all directions for fuel, toilet facilities, food and refreshment, 24hrs a day during these weekend closures.

M4 weekend closure diversion route map

Photos from the weekend of 31 July/1 August - removal of the old bridge beams

Photos from the weekend of 21/22 August - installation of the new bridge beams

 

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.

Update - Tuesday 17 August

The dates of the closures have been amended slightly, to those originally advertised. The new dates are listed below.

All our work/closures are subject to change.

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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

*work will not take place on the eastbound carriageway on Friday 27 and Monday 30 August due to the late-August bank holiday weekend.

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

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