Gatwick Airport M23 closures… all you need to know about getting to the terminal on time

Travellers heading to Gatwick Airport will need to allow extra time to reach the terminals, with weekend closures in force for Northbound traffic on the M23.

Weekend closures are coming to Junction 9 of the M23 - hitting drivers on the Northbound carriageway

Weekend closures are coming to Junction 9 of the M23 – hitting drivers on the Northbound carriageway. Credit: Ian S

What’s happening?

Highways England will be carrying out resurfacing work Northbound on the M23 between J10 (Copthorne) and J9 (Gatwick).  This is to complete the previous works that were postponed by severe weather conditions in January 2018.

Traffic management

In order to carry out these works as efficiently and as safely as possible, Highways England will be implementing a slip road closure and lane closures on the M23 in addition to using a full road closure of the London-bound carriageway on the M23, between 10pm on Friday evening to 4am on Monday morning on the dates listed below.  The Southbound carriageway is unaffected.

Where the closure is taking placetDates and timings

M23 junction 10 onslip and lanes 1 & 2 on the M23 between junctions 10 & 9 London bound

M23 junction 10 to junction 9 London bound & M23 junction 10a onslip.

Thursday 19 April 2018 10 pm – Friday 20 April 4am

Friday 20 April 10pm – Monday 23 April 4am

Please be aware that these works have been carefully programmed but are subject to change due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances. The dates of the 26, 27, 28 and 29 April are being held as contingency in case of inclement weather.

Diversion routes

Clearly signed diversion routes will be in place during all closures and we will be using local routes which are suitable for all types of vehicles.

How do I get to Gatwick airport?

Northbound traffic for Gatwick airport will exit the M23 at junction 10 and take the A2011 Crawley Avenue to the A23 London Road to reach Airport Way and the North Terminal roundabout to the South Terminal.

How do I get to the M25?

Northbound traffic for the M25 will exit at junction 10 and follow the A264 through Copthorne, turning left (northbound) onto the A22 at the traffic lights at Felbridge.

Traffic will continue northbound on the A22 through New Chapel, Blindley Heath and South Godstone, reaching the M25 at the junction 6 Godstone interchange.

Will Highways England be working on the M23 Southbound?

The M23 Southbound carriageway will not be closed during these works and all Gatwick airport traffic will be able to exit at junction 9 or continue Southbound towards Brighton as usual.

Junction 9 of the M23 will be closed Northbound for resurfacing works

Junction 9 of the M23 will be closed Northbound for resurfacing works: Image credit here

 

Drivers heading to APH off-airport parking should follow the normal route to our car park by leaving the M23 at Junction 10 for both North- and Southbound approaches.

However, with additional traffic using Junction 10 due to the closures, we’d advise leaving extra time to reach the car park.

Meet & Greet parking: APH customers using Gatwick Meet & Greet services will need to allow extra time to reach the airport if approaching from the south.


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