M23 Junctions 8 to 10 Smart Motorway

in March 2018 work will start on the M23 between Junctions 8 and 10, connecting Crawley and Gatwick Airport , to convert this section of highways into a smart motorway.

The smart motorway is being designed to smooth traffic flow, increase capacity and make journey times more reliable by using variable speed limits, new signals and signing. The work will involve the use of technology and the conversion of the hard shoulder into a permanent live lane, known as an All-Lane Running smart motorway.

The programme is scheduled to start in March 2018 and be completed by January 2020.  Progress can be monitored on a dedicated project website.  

The M23 will be affected at various times during the construction phase of the project.  During the construction phase, narrow lanes will be required to create a safe working space. Lane and full carriageway closures will also be required during the construction of the project. Full diversion routes will be clearly signed during these closures.  Specific details will be made available before construction starts and be uploaded to the website.

Public Information Exhibitions are being arranged to provide an opportunity to learn more about Smart Motorways, the plans for the M23 in particular, and to meet members of the project teams.  Details of the forthcoming Public Information Exhibitions which will be held at Gatwick Airport and Nutfield, are as follows:

Date Time Location
29.09.17 14:00 – 22:00 South Terminal – Arrivals level 2, Gatwick Airport, Destinations Place
30.09.17 09:00 – 18:00
06.10.17 14:00 – 22:00 Nutfield Lodge, Nutfield Road
Redhill, Surrey

For further information, please visit the project website.

August 18, 2017