KCC invests £60 million to boost highway maintenance

An extra £60 million is being invested by Kent County Council into maintaining the county’s highways. KCC has just published its two-year plan of maintenance works, doubling investment into road maintenance, trebling footway maintenance and implementing a crash barrier upgrade programme on main roads. KCC cabinet member for highways Mike Whiting said: “This investment shows…

Road Safety Seminars for Mature Drivers

A free conference for mature drivers will be held in Greenhithe in October. For drivers over the age of 60, the idea is to reinforce knowledge that may have been forgotten, heighten hazard awareness, and cover newer subjects such as smart motorways and eco driving. Run by the Kent County Council Road Safety team, they…

Don’t take speed to the limit

Most fatal crashes in the county happen on rural roads where some drivers may wrongly assume that the national speed limit is always the safe speed to drive at. This summer, Kent County Council is urging drivers to remember that speed limits are not a target to reach. Research shows that three in five deaths…

Kings Hill to Tonbridge School Bus Changes

KCC, in partnership with bus operators, has introduced a revised timetable for the start of the new school year. As well as renumbering the services to make it easier to identify which bus offers shorter journeys to your child’s school, timings have been revised to better meet school start and finish times and to speed…

Zebra crossing for Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge

Kent County Council will be installing a new zebra crossing and widening the cycle lanes on Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge. The crossing will replace the existing refuge island just south of the junction with Bishops Oak Ride. The works will see widening of the existing cycle lanes from Willow Lea down to White Cottage Road and…

Hawkhurst gas works finish ahead of schedule

Kent County Council has welcomed news that Southern Gas Networks (SGN) has completed its work on Rye Road, Hawkhurst nearly three weeks ahead of schedule. Engineers for the firm completed their programme of work developed with Kent County Council for gas supply to properties in Hawkhurst and beyond. Work will now begin restoring the road…