Shared Space maintenance completed ahead of schedule

Essential maintenance to Ashford’s Shared Space scheme in Bank Street has been completed by Kent County Council ahead of schedule.

The work started at the end of May and was due to finish at the end of October.

On Friday (October 16) the construction work finished and road marking was replaced on Sunday (October 18).

The temporary waiting/loading restrictions on Tufton Street have been removed and temporary bus stops on Victoria Road have now returned to Bank Street and began running on Monday (October 19).

Broken and crumbling slabs were replaced from the bottom of Bank Street leading up and round to Tufton Street.

Kent County Council’s Director of Highways, Transportation and Waste Roger Wilkin said: “The laminated slabs originally used to produce the feature were the source of the majority of damage.

“The replacement granite slabs were laid on a bed of mortar rather than sand which provides a more durable base and will now allow for proper cleaning of the slabs, an issue that adversely affected the previous design.

“I’d like to thank everybody for their patience during these works. I hope they will appreciate the difference it makes and this brand new surface is designed to last well into the future.”

Shared Space maintenance completed ahead of schedule was last modified: October 21st, 2015 by Thom Morris