Resurfacing, realignment, and relining works in Tunbridge Wells

Resurfacing, realignment, and relining works in Tunbridge Wells are being carried out throughout August.

The overnight road closures on St John’s Road are scheduled for 20 weekday nights between 9pm and 6am.

The closure is between Speldhurst Road and St Johns Close.

KCC cabinet member for highways Mike Whiting said: “This scheme has provided us with an excellent opportunity to pull different highway teams together to renew the road surface and provide a cycle lane to improve road safety and to help tackle congestion.

“Our first phase started on August 1 and for the first seven days we have removed the old road surface between Speldhurst Road and Beltring Road. We are using a specialist road foundation underneath the new surfacing to maximise the road’s longevity.

“I hope that by carrying this work out at night ensures we are able to keep the impact of these works to Tunbridge Wells residents to a minimum.”

Following a further seven days of resurfacing, the lining will be reinstated and KCC’s highways team will move on to the second phase between Beltring Road and Woodbury Park Close.

This will involve three days of surface removal with an additional three days to reinstate the surface and the new lining.

The team will then install high friction surfacing and pedestrian studs at traffic signals.

The primary diversion route for HGV’s and large goods vehicles will be via A264 Church Road, A264 Crescent Road, A264 Calverley Road, A264 Pembury Road, A21 Pembury By Pass, A2014 Vauxhall Lane, A2014 Pembury Road, A26 Quarry Hill Road and A26 London Road and vice versa.

The secondary diversion route, for all other traffic, will be via Yew Tree Road, High Brooms Road, Highfield Road, Upper Grosvenor Road, Meadow Road, Goods Station Road, Grosvenor Road, A26 St Johns Road (Vice Versa)

Work should be fully completed by 6am on Saturday, September 1.

Resurfacing, realignment, and relining works in Tunbridge Wells was last modified: August 9th, 2018 by Thom Morris