A £24.2 million road resurfacing programme has come to an end resurfacing around 550,000 square metres with new tarmac and replacing 50 miles of Kent’s roads.
The majority of this work was delivered by Eurovia Infrastructure Ltd, whose resurfacing contract with KCC comes to end in December.
Following a decision to significantly increase investment in road maintenance to prevent potholes, Eurovia has delivered around £60m of surfacing work in Kent in the last 30 months.
KCC Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport Michael Payne said: “To put these figures into context, this is the equivalent of resurfacing the area of 77 Wembley Stadium football pitches or the length of road between Maidstone and Brighton.
The work has included medium to large scale resurfacing jobs and a number of projects involving full reconstruction of roads, reducing potholes on these roads for years to come.
“I would like to thank Eurovia and their team for their diligence and contribution to improving the highways of Kent, not least during a very difficult year. Their collaborative approach, customer focus and management of live sites has helped make Kent Highways road resurfacing programme a great success in recent years.”
When temperatures rise again in the new year, Kent Highways aims to deliver a further £5.3m of resurfacing by the end of March, taking the total spend between January 2020 and March 2021 to over £29.5 million for resurfacing alone.
Combined with the special treatments programme, which extends the life of roads and also prevents potholes, KCC’s investment in planned road maintenance will total around £40 million, a significant increase on past years.