KCC shortlisted in Roundabout of the Year Award

Kent County Council has been shortlisted in the Roundabout of the Year Award by the UK Roundabout Appreciation Society. KCC is in the running for its safety scheme at one of Ashford’s busiest roundabouts which now has some UK-first modifications. The roundabout is at the junction of the A2070 and Romney Marsh Road. With data…

Waste & Recycling sites – booking Wednesday, open Friday

Booking to use Kent County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres starts tomorrow (Wednesday). People can book a slot either online at www.kent.gov.uk/hwrcbook or by phone on 03000 417373 from 11am on Wednesday. Depending on demand, you may be placed into a virtual queue. Government advice about essential visits to HWRCs is that journeys must only…

A28 work in Ashford begins next week

Preparation work for the widening of the A28 Chart Road in Ashford will begin next week (February 12). Kent County Council will then begin work on the £26 million project to widen Chart Road between the Tank and Matalan roundabouts in March and there will be further information provided about this stage of the works…

Work begins on Ashford International platforms for new trains

Work has begun to prepare Ashford International’s high-speed platforms for new trains which will safeguard direct high-speed international services from Ashford. Network Rail is already installing new signalling equipment to allow Eurostar’s e320 trains – and potentially any other operator’s next generation high speed trains – to access the station. Now the firm’s engineers are…

UK-first to clamp down on illegally parked HGVs

Kent County Council and Ashford Borough Council joined forces last night (Monday) in a UK-first to clamp down on illegally parked HGVs. The scheme, which allows the authorities to clamp and fine drivers, has been developed by working with the Department for Transport (DfT). The DfT agreed to change the current clamping policy for HGV’s…

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…

A28 road-widening contract awarded

The contract for the road widening of the A28 Chart Road in Ashford between the ‘Tank’ and ‘Matalan’ roundabouts, in preparation for the Chilmington Green development, has been awarded to Jackson Civil Engineering Ltd. Funding for the £32 million project has been secured by Kent County Council, with £10.2 million coming from the Local Growth…