06 January 2012
A259 Rye Resurfacing
Work is underway to resurface four sections of the A259 near Rye in East Sussex to help keep journeys safe and reliable.
A half-mile section of the A259 between Strand and the Fishmarket roundabout, a one mile section between Rye and Guldeford and a one mile section between Winchelsea and Rye will all be fully resurfaced, along with selected sections of the one mile length between Woolpack Corner and Brookland.
Following the weekend closure between Saturday 7 January and 6am on Monday 9 January, the next phase of work will begin on Monday 23 January.
Further information on this project is available at: http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/projects/33621.aspx, where people can sign up for alerts when updates are published
A26 Quarry Hill
An 18-tonne weight restriction is in place on the northbound A26 Quarry Hill Viaduct. The viaduct passes over the A21 and heads into Tonbridge from Tunbridge Wells in Kent.
The restriction is a precautionary measure after routine inspections of the bridge identified that strengthening work may be needed in the future. The weight restriction will protect the integrity of the bridge while this is investigated further.
All vehicles over 18 tonnes will be required to follow a short diversion via the A21 northbound to Morleys Interchange, where they will be directed to return on the southbound carriageway and enter Tonbridge using the southbound exit slip road at Vauxhall Lane Interchange. Bus operators and emergency services vehicles are still able to use the route.
A21 Embankment Repair
Work is being carried out this week to strengthen an embankment on the A21 near Tonbridge in Kent. There are no restrictions on the A21, but parking has been suspended on sections of two local roads near Hildenborough – the B2027 and Lower Street.
A21 Flimwell to B2099 Resurfacing
Resurfacing work will be carried out on the A21 between Flimwell Crossroads and its junction with the B2099 in East Sussex from Monday 09 to Monday 16 January, from 8pm to 6am each weekday night. There will be lane closures in place with temporary traffic lights and a 40mph speed limit.
A27 Southwick Tunnel
Routine Maintenance On Friday 13 and Saturday 14 January between 8pm and 6am there will be closures of the Southwick Tunnel in both directions, while routine maintenance is carried out. A fully signed diversion will be in place via the A270 and A293.
A2 Copthorne Roundabout Resurfacing
Work to resurface the A27 Copthorne Roundabout and replace road markings, road studs and traffic loops will start on Wednesday 11 January, and will be carried out between 8pm and 6am each week night.
A 50mph speed limit will be in place on the Londonbound A2 on approach to the roadworks, with a convoy system past the work site itself.
For some periods the roundabout will be closed, with fully signed diversion routes in place via the A256 Whitfield Roundabout and the A20 Townhall Street.
The work is expected to be complete on Wednesday 18 January.
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