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Highways Agency: Culvert repair on A30 London Road at the Bull Dog junction, Ashford

Press Release   •   Nov 16, 2010 11:50 GMT

Essential culvert repair works are to be carried out near Ashford at the Bull Dog Junction intersection between the A30 London Road, the B378 Stanwell Road and Town Lane, the Highways Agency said today.

The work starts on Saturday 13 November 2010 at 22h00 and is due to be completed on the 15th November at 05h00, weather permitting. To minimise disruption to road users, this work is being carried out 24/7.

To limit disruption to drivers, we are keeping one lane running in each direction on the A30 throughout the duration of the works. However, we would encourage drivers to use the signed diversion routes where possible. For drivers travelling eastbound leave the A30 at Crooked Billet roundabout to use the A3044 Stanwell Moor Road or the A308 Staines Bypass. Drivers travelling Westbound should leave the A30 at Clockhouse Roundabout to use the B3003 Clockhouse lane or the A30 Great South West Road.

Local traffic wanting to turn right to cross the intersection at the Bull Dog Junction will be required to use the following diversion while the work is ongoing:

* A30 eastbound traffic wanting to turn right onto B378 Stanwell Road should continue to the Clockhouse Roundabout, to travel back on the A30 westbound, to then turn left onto B378 Stanwell Road.

* A30 westbound traffic wanting to turn right onto Town Lane should continue to the Crooked Billet Roundabout to travel back on the A30 eastbound, to then turn left onto Town Road.

There may be some noise caused as a result of this essential work. However to limit disruption to local residents, we hope to carry out as much of this work as possible during the day.


Notes to Editors

1. The Highways Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Transport. We manage, maintain and improve England's motorways and trunk roads on behalf of the Secretary of State.

2. We plan maintenance and improvement projects carefully to allow works to be completed safely, in a cost effective way while keeping disruption to road users to a minimum. We do as much work as possible overnight and when roads are less busy in order to keep more lanes open for road users at peak travel times. Drivers are advised to check their route for road works and allow extra time for their journeys where needed. We have a variety of journey planning tools that road users can use to check travel conditions on the roads we manage, and we will do all we can to keep road users informed.

3. Real-time traffic information for England's motorways and major A roads is available:

- From our Traffic Radio service, available on DAB digital radio and the internet To tune into the DAB service, simply press the "scan" button on your radio. The radio will tune into all available channels and you can select the new service by scrolling through the channels until you reach "Traffic Radio".

- From the web at or if using a phone or mobile device.

Before using any mobile, find a safe place to park. Never stop on the hard shoulder of a motorway except in an emergency. Make sure it's safe and legal before you call.

- By phone from the Highways Agency 24-hour voice activated phone service on 08700 660 115. (Calls from BT residential landlines to 0870 numbers will cost no more than 8p per minute; call charges from other landlines and mobile networks may vary).

4. For more general information about the Highways Agency and its work, visit the Highways Agency website, or telephone the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000 at any time (Calls from landlines to 0300 numbers can cost up to 8p per minute but are free from some landline providers: calls from mobiles usually cost more. Please check costs with your service provider).

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Issued by the Highways Agency South East press office. For further information please contact Jane Manning or James Wright. Tel: 01306 878110, 878442 or 01883 745364.

Media enquiries out-of-hours should be made to the Highways Agency national press office on 0207 081 7443.


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