Kent County Council has praised the work of the firm Gallagher which has completed work ahead of schedule at the School of Science and Technology Maidstone.
The works, arranged closely with Kent Highways, were essential on the New Cut Road site in order for the new school to open this September.
KCC Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport Michael Payne said: “This is fantastic work by Gallagher which, despite the impact of Covid-19, its effect on the availability of certain contractors because of the lockdown and a late start from having to await permissions, they have still managed to complete the scheme five weeks early.
“Without this work the school’s intake may have had to be deferred and so it was good to hear that the road reopened on Saturday with the temporary lights removed and essential vehicles can now use New Cut Road without interruption.”
The new state-of-the-art secondary school will be open to 180 year seven students offering a specialist curriculum for those with a flair for STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths subjects.