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…

Road safety scheme in Ashford set to begin next month

A safety scheme to improve the layout of signal junctions at Somerset Road and Mace Lane in Ashford is set to begin next month. Kent County Council plans to stagger the crossing points and install additional push buttons on the central reservations which will involve the road being widened. The project starts on April 9…

Youngsters honoured at Try Angle Awards ceremony

Kent Youngsters have been recognised for their accomplishments at this year’s 21st anniversary of the Spirit of Try Angle Awards. The 24 young achievers – picked from regional rounds of the Try Angle Awards held in June and July – were given their trophies at a ceremony that took place at Ashford’s International Hotel on Sunday,…

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).…