Highways England will be installing narrow lanes on Monday 18 June in order to allow a safe working space for road workers ahead of work to install a Smart Motorway between junctions 8 and 10.
Both lane closures and full closures overnight will be necessary during construction. Full closures will take place between 10pm and 4am and there will be clearly signed diversions routes in place. All closures will be subject to change and weather dependent.
There will be FULL closures to install our narrow lanes from;
South Bound - junctions 8 – 10
Monday 18 – Friday 22 June (weekends kept as a contingency) The southbound exit slip at junction 7 of the M25 will be closed (M23 to Gatwick / Brighton) to enable slip road works, lining and barrier installation which will continue from junctions 8 – 10 of the M23.
There will be a clearly signed diversion route via the M25 at junction 6 Godstone, where you will follow the A22, A264 and rejoin the M23 at junction 10. Traffic for Gatwick from junction 10, will follow the A2011, London Road and access Gatwick from North terminal.
North Bound - junctions 10 - 8
Monday 25 – Friday 29 June (weekends kept as a contingency)
There will be a clearly signed diversion route for Gatwick Airport from junction 10 of the M23 via the A2011, London Road to Airport Way. To access the M25 from junction 10 of the M23, you will be directed via the A264, A22 and rejoin the M25 at junction 6 Godstone.
All closure information will be advertised on the Highways England project webpage http://roads.highways.gov.uk/projects/m23-junctions-8-to-10-smart-motorway/ and Traffic England http://www.trafficengland.com/ throughout the project.
This work is expected to be completed in March 2020.
During this time we expect increased traffic on the roads in East Sussex. East Sussex Highways will be monitoring traffic in the area to ensure that the road network is running as smoothly as possible.