Pedestrian crossing improvements in Ashford

Pedestrian crossings will be receiving an upgrade in a scheme by Kent County Council due to start next month.

Work will be taking place from September 4 to the crossings at the junction of Elwick Road and Station Road and to the crossing at Victoria Way and Avenue Jacques Faucheux.

KCC will be changing the crossings adding push buttons on the central reservations and staggering the crossing points.

The junction of Elwick Road with Station Road will also include formalising the left lane as you travel north across the railway bridge as a dedicated turn into Elwick Road.

The centre lane will be for traffic going straight-on with the right hand lane being maintained for access to the station only.

The improvements will run for up to 12 weeks.

No road closures will be necessary and traffic flow will be maintained by way of temporary traffic lights that mimic the existing phasing, aiming to keep delays to a minimum.

KCC Cabinet Member for Highways Matthew Balfour said: “This work will improve traffic flow in the area, something we think is important considering the many developments being delivered in Ashford town centre.

“I appreciate there will be some disruption but there will be no changes to the speed restrictions or any road closures.

“We have asked our contractor to work extended hours to reduce the construction duration and will continue to work closely with them to identify any areas where efficiencies can be achieved wherever possible.”

Pedestrian crossing improvements in Ashford was last modified: August 14th, 2017 by Thom Morris