On the roads this week

Here are the details of some of the roadworks planned in the South for the coming week.

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Resurfacing begins for M25 in Kent

The Highways Agency will start resurfacing roads in Kent on Wednesday to provide smoother and safer journeys for motorists.

The overnight resurfacing is taking place between junction 4 in Orpington and junction 5 in Sevenoaks.

Sections of the carriageway will be resurfaced and the white lines and road studs renewed.

Weather permitting, the work will be completed by Friday 2th May.

The new surface and cats eyes will provide smoother and safer journeys for the many drivers that rely on this busy route. We have planned to carry out the work overnight, when we know traffic flows are lowest, to minimise disruption.”

– Tommy Whittingham, Highways Agency Asset Manager

The work will be carried out overnight between 10pm and 5.30am, Monday to Thursday, and between 11pm and 6am on Friday nights.

Road markings on the M3 are the worst in the country

The M3 has the worst road lines in the country according to a new survey.

The worst of them are said to be between Bagshot and Camberley in Surrey, which is Junction 3 and 4.

The nearby A322 between Bracknell and Bagshot are supposedly the second worse, with 84% of the road in need of work.

The Road Safety Marking Association who did the survey rates around half our roads as poor when it comes to drivers seeing white lines and other markings on the road.

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Millions to be spent repairing roads in Surrey

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Roads throughout the region have been affected by the severe weather Credit: Meridian

The estimated repair bill to fix Surrey’s roads and bridges has reached £6m. Torrential rain, strong winds and burst river banks over Christmas and the New Year prompted county council roads teams to work around the clock to clear hundreds of flooded roads and fallen trees.

Council roads inspectors assessing damage to roads, bridges, drainage, embankments and footpaths across the county gave early estimates that the clear-up would cost around £5 million. This has now gone up to £6 million. The eventual bill could be as much as £10m.

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Women suffer life threatening injuries in A3 crash

This morning a heavy good vehicle collided with a stationary broken down car on the A3 southbound at Buriton, leaving two women with life threatening injuries.

The cars collided at 9.25am and on impact with the barrier they both caught fire.

The two female occupants were rescued by a female police officer and two members of the public.

The car driver, a 21-year-old woman has suffered life threatening injuries and her 19-year-old sister, who was a front seat passenger, has serious injuries.

Both women were airlifted to Southampton General Hosptial and the third female was treated for shock at the scene.

The driver of the HGV, a 33-year-old man from Bulgaria, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving without due care and attention.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash.

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Train delays after Gatwick signalling problem

Southern are expecting delays of up to one hour between Victoria and Barnham and between London Bridge and Horsham due to signalling problem at Gatwick Airport.

There are also delays on the Gatwick Express between Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

First Great Western trains are expecting delays between Gatwick Airport and Guildford and First Capital has delays between St Pancras and Brighton.

Cyclist injured after A24 crash

The A24 Worthing Road between Buck Barn crossroads and the Southwater roundabout has been closed in both directions today (Thursday, January 2) after a bus and a cyclist were in collision shortly after 11.30am.

The cyclist, a man, was seriously injured and the road was closed to enable the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance to land close to the scene. Police have set up diversions.

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