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Update on Significant Planned Road Works on the M23

Alert message sent 03/04/2020 17:06:00

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The M23 will have no lane or full closures from Saturday 4th until Monday 20 April.

Opening of an extra lane

Road users will be able to use four lanes in each direction on the M23 by 1 April 2020. A 50 mph speed limit will remain in place during the next few months for safety, while additional work will take place to instal, test and commission the smart motorway technology. Lane or full carriageway closures will be needed overnight while this work takes place.

A free recovery service will remain in place while works continue. Drivers will be able to use new emergency areas if they experience difficulties on the motorway.

CCTV cameras will also continue to monitor the motorway and we will be able to reduce the speed limit to 40 mph and display warning messages during incidents.

Other highway road works and traffic information

We sometimes get asked why we do not inform you about planned road works other than on the M23. The short answer is that there are so many that we Neighbourhood Watch volunteers could not cope, and the lists would be very long! However, we would invite you to visit​​​​​​​ where you can find road works and traffic information for England. There is guidance there on how to find information for Scotland and Wales.


Highways England advises that our roads remain open and they will continue to maintain and develop the network, ensuring that life-saving medicine, equipment, supplies and healthcare staff can travel across the country to where they are needed most.

While they continue this key piece of work, they will follow Government safeguarding measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and none of their sites are open to the public.

All major construction projects are closely monitored, and the situation is kept under constant review.​​​​​​​

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Derek Pratt (Sussex) (NWN, Administrator, Sussex)

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