Bank Holiday weather and roadworks

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The Bank Holiday weather for Sussex looks set to be a mix of cludy skies, some light rain and sunny intervals.

Tomorrow (Saturday May 23) looks to be the best day with only a slight possibility of rain and the temperature a maximum of 17degC.

Sunday could be a degree or two colder and showers are forecast for later in the afternoon.

Monday is looking like being mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers.

It is also set to be the coldest day with temperatures topping out at just 14degC.

Highways England has lifted as many roadworks in south-east England as possible from today to help bank holiday travellers over one of the busiest weekends of the year.

A total of 155 sets of roadworks were being completed or lifted from England’s motorways and major roads by today (May 22) – leaving 96.9% of its 9,534 lane-miles free of roadworks.

Completed:

A27 Southwick (near Brighton)

Tunnel inspections: 1 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A23 Crawley (near Crawley)

Electrical testing: 1 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M20 junction 4 to 5 (near Maidstone)

Drainage investigations: 3 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M20 junction 4-13 (near Ashford)

Lighting repairs: 1 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M2 junction 1 (near Gravesend)

Electrical testing: 1 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A2 Lydden (near Dover)

Third party utility works: 1 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A2 Jubilee Way (near Dover)

Litter clearance: 2 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A2 Thannington (near Canterbury)

White lining: 1 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M23 junction 9 (near Crawley)

Resurfacing: 2 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M23 junction 8 (near Crawley)

Investigation work: 6 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M23 junction 8 to 11 (near Crawley)

Sign renewal: 8 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A23 Pease Pottage (near Crawley)

Investigation work: 2 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M25 Jct 4 to Jct 5 (near Kent)

Hard shoulder running with 50mph speed restriction: 2.6 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M25 junction 4-5 (near Kent)

Carriageway closure - resurfacing works: 2.6 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M25 junction 5 (near Sevenoaks)

Lane 2 closure - resurfacing works: 1 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A25 to M25 (near Sevenoaks)

Carriageway closure - resurfacing works: 1 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M25 junction 4 exit slip (near Kent)

Exit slip closure - resurfacing works: 1 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M25 junction 5 Spur Road (near Sevenoaks)

Carriageway closure - resurfacing works: 1 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A21 to A21 link Road (near Sevenoaks)

Link road closure - resurfacing works: 1 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

Lifted

A21 Hurst Green (near Hastings)

Signage installation: 2 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A259 Pevensey (near Eastbourne)

Electrical testing: 6 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A21 Riverhead (near Sevenoaks)

Electrical testing: 1 mile of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

M2 junction 1 to 7 (near Maidstone)

Electrical testing: 1 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

M20 junction 3 to 13 (near Maidstone)

Central reservation replacement: 1 mile of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A2 Jubilee Way (near Dover)

Lighting renewal: 2 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A23 junction 9 (near Crawley)

Electrical testing: 1 mile of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A27 Hammerpot (near Chichester)

Drainage: 4 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

M25 Junction 3-5 (near Orpington)

Resurfacing works: 4 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

M25 Junction 7 (near Hooley)

Parapet replacement works: 1 mile of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

M25 junction 30-31 (near South Ockenden)

Resurfacing Works: 3.5 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

M1 junction 1-4 (near Hendon)

Resurfacing works: 6.5 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

Remaining

M4 junction 12-11 (near Theale)

Bridge refurbishment: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 2.3 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: the surfacing on the bridge deck will be removed in preparation for waterproofing.

M3 junction 6 (near Basingstoke)

Roundabout improvements: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 0.6 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: open excavations.

M27 junction 3 (near Southampton)

Carriageway widening: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes and some lane closures - 0 miles of roadworks - moderate delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: open excavations in verge.

M271 (near Southampton)

Carriageway widening: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 0 miles of roadworks - moderate delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: open excavations in verge.

M4 junction 10, links 1, 7 (near Reading)

Carriageway widening: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 0 miles of roadworks - moderate delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: open excavations in verge.

M4 junction 10, Links 3, 8 (near Reading)

Carriageway widening: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 0 miles of roadworks - moderate delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: open excavations in verge.

M4 junction 13-14 (near Newbury)

Waterproofing and bridge joints: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 6 miles of roadworks - moderate delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: incomplete waterproofing or surfacing.

M4 junction 13-14 (near Newbury)

Waterproofing and bridge joints: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 6 miles of roadworks - moderate delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: incomplete waterproofing or surfacing.

A34 Beedon (near Newbury)

Bridge strengthening and joints: 50mph speed limit - 1.5 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: Works access will need to remain open for maintenance over the embargo.

M27 junction 5 (near Eastleigh)

Pinch point improvements: 30mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 2 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: open excavations.

A34 Milton (near Didcot)

New bridge construction and roundabout improvements

Northbound: 50/40mph speed limits. Southbound: 50/40/30mph speed limits, narrow lanes, with some lane closures - 4 miles of roadworks - moderate delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: open excavations in southbound carriageway.

M3 junction 2-4a (near Farnborough, Frimley, Camberley and Bagshot)

Extensive earthworks/drainage works, installation of gantries, signage etc: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 30 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: Scale of temporary traffic management protecting deep excavations.

A27 Kingsham (near Chichester)

Installing a bridge, a reduced speed limit of 40mph and narrow lanes: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes and some lane closures - 1 mile of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: due to the work that is taking place and implementing a structure.

A13 between Wennington and A1082 (near Aveley, Thurrock)

The first phase of works to widen the A13 started on 27 February. Initial work involves site clearance, drainage and earthworks.

50mph speed limit with narrow lanes and some lane closures - 8 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: there are narrow lanes in place, keeping the same number of lanes running, overnight closures are lifted through the bank holiday, but it would not be safe or practical to remove the variguard, narrow lanes or speed limit. It would take at least 4 nights to remove the traffic management and another 4+ to set it out again, the cost and time implications and increased risk to road workers removing and setting out the traffic management are too great for very little change for road users. There would also be safety implications for road users as safety barrier has been removed behind the variguard barriers as part of site clearance work. The narrow lanes and 40mph limit will remain in place over the Spring bank holiday.

A21 Pembury to Tonbridge (near Tonbridge)

Carriageway widening, junction improvements: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes and some lane closures - 3 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: Safety of the workforce and travelling public.

A282 junction 2 entry slip. QEII Bridge, approach to east and west bore tunnels (near Dartford)

Construction, improvements and upgrading: 50mph speed limit with some lane closures - 2 miles of roadworks - moderate delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: traffic management is required to allow traffic to be safely managed into the Dartford crossing tunnels while work to complete the new traffic control measures are completed as quickly as possible.