Junction improvement consultation in Faversham

People are being asked their views as a consultation launches today (Tuesday) on designs for new signalised junctions at the A251/A2 junction in Faversham. It comes as part of £1.7 million plans to ease congestion and queuing on the A251 Ashford Road and improve turning onto the A2 Canterbury Road. The crossing within the scheme…

KCC shortlisted in Roundabout of the Year Award

Kent County Council has been shortlisted in the Roundabout of the Year Award by the UK Roundabout Appreciation Society. KCC is in the running for its safety scheme at one of Ashford’s busiest roundabouts which now has some UK-first modifications. The roundabout is at the junction of the A2070 and Romney Marsh Road. With data…

Senior citizen and disabled bus pass changes

The opportunity that allowed free bus travel before 9.30am during the coronavirus pandemic will come to an end next month. Kent County Council offered disabled and older people the chance to use their pass for free travel before 9.30am to take advantage of dedicated shopping slots. After the switch on August 30, holders of the…

Drones being tested to spot highway problems

Drones are being trialled by Kent County Council and partners Amey plc in a bid to spot and fix problems with Kent’s roads. The hi-tech gadget could be used to spot potholes, assess whether there are issues with trees and streetlights and ensure KCC has a regular and better understanding of the condition of its…