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 our commitment to residents, businesses and visitors, ensuring we have a highway network that is fit for purpose.

“Our plans will see road surfacing works on many of our main roads, including parts of the A2, A26 and A28.

“The plan also covers work from road renewal, drainage improvements, crash barrier renewal, grass cutting and footpath repairs.”

KCC is responsible for looking after and maintaining all public roads in Kent, equating to around 5,000 miles.

Highways England is responsible for motorways and major roads such as the M20, M2, A21, A2, A249 and A20.

Whilst subject to change, the works listed will go through a design phase before being carried out within the next two years.

Later this year, KCC will be extending its forward plan of works to five years to give Kent people more certainty of what maintenance is planned.

To view the plan, click here.

KCC invests £60 million to boost highway maintenance was last modified: August 27th, 2019 by Ellis Stephenson