The following notice has been received from A-one+,  the Highways England Contractor for Kent & Sussex.

 "We would like to inform you of work taking place on the M23 northbound carriageway at junctions 9.

WHAT We will be undertaking repair work on the embankment and replacing the safety barrier.

WHY These repairs works will reduce cracking in the embankment that is affecting the safety barrier.

WHERE Work will affect the northbound M23 at junction 9.  There will also be associated slip road closures.

WHEN Work will commence on Monday 30 January and continue until the end of March.  This will take place 24/7, traffic count and weather permitting.

HOW For the duration of the works there will be a northbound hard shoulder closure with narrow lanes in place to keep three lanes running. On the southbound side there will be a hard shoulder closure to facilitate the initial communication cable works.

For one week at the start and end of the main construction, we will need to fully close the carriageway to ensure everyone’s safety.   The northbound carriageway between junctions 9 and 8 will need to be closed during consecutive nights to allow traffic management to be installed and removed.  There will be a clearly signed diversion route in place when the full closures are implemented.

Diversion Route

M23 northbound traffic travelling towards London will be diverted from junction 10 and along the A264 to Felbridge.  You will then follow the A22 to the M25 junction 6 where the M23 can then be re-joined at junction 7 on the M25.

OUR NEIGHBOURS Every effort will be made to ensure disruption to traffic is kept to a minimum. We appreciate your tolerance and understanding of the works until they are complete.

WE ARE HERE TO HELP Our road workers frequently work in situations which are both unpleasant and dangerous and we would kindly ask that you treat them with the respect you would wish to be treated with while they are working in your area.  If you do have any issues with the work taking place, our road workers will always try to help you if they are able.  However, can we ask that if you do have a problem with the work, would like to discuss any aspect of this scheme, or would like any further information please contact Highways England on 0300 123 5000 or email"