Drones back in Kent’s skies for trial’s second phase

A trial looking at how drones could be used to find and assess damage to the county’s roads is now in its second phase. The Kent Live Labs project will see three separate flights taken across the A20 near Lenham over the next few months. Images from the identical flights will then be analysed to…

Council leader unveils his new Cabinet

The Leader of Kent County Council, Roger Gough, has announced the appointment of his new top team following the local elections on May 6. The new cabinet members appointed today (Friday) are, in alphabetical order: Clair Bell – Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health David Brazier – Cabinet Member for Highways and…

KCC publishes five year highway maintenance plan

Kent County Council has published its forward works programme outlining plans for highway maintenance right across the county for the next five years. This investment plan includes renewal and maintenance work not just for roads and pavements but also streetlights, drainage systems, traffic lights, bridges, tunnels, and trees. It includes around 7.5 million square metres…

Kent road resurfacing work continues

The first phase of Kent’s latest resurfacing programme started in January and is progressing well. This £5 million work includes 26 locations around the county and will continue through to the end of March. This vital investment will help to reduce potholes caused by the weather conditions we have experienced in Kent this winter. A…

Good-to-go lorry drivers help keep Kent moving

Border-ready HGV drivers are helping reduce the risk of issues on Kent’s roads and currently enjoying smoother trips through the county, the Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) said today. With COVID travel regulations tightening, and freight numbers expected to return to normal seasonal averages in the coming weeks, chair of the KRF – Assistant Chief Constable…

Drones being tested to spot highway problems

Drones are being trialled by Kent County Council and partners Amey plc in a bid to spot and fix problems with Kent’s roads. The hi-tech gadget could be used to spot potholes, assess whether there are issues with trees and streetlights and ensure KCC has a regular and better understanding of the condition of its…