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…

Faversham Creek Bridge Reopened

A temporary pedestrian and vehicle bridge has been opened today (January 24). The road closure and associated diversion routes have now been removed as part of the reopening of Bridge Road. The road was reopened at 2pm by KCC Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport Michael Payne and MP for Faversham and Mid Kent Helen Whately.…

2019 pothole blitz gets underway

After a relatively mild winter – so far – Kent County Council has once again launched its pothole blitz for 2019. KCC will have 11 local contractors delivering the blitz as follows: Dartford and Gravesham – O’Rourke Contracting; Sevenoaks – SCG; Tunbridge Wells – Kenson Contractors; Maidstone – Duke Contractors; Tonbridge and Malling – Tom…

Dartford’s electric bus trial under review

The future of electric buses in Kent is being considered after a trial in Dartford came to an end. Back in March, Kent County Council launched a seven-week trial on the Fastrack route. Working with Volvo and ABB, a Swedish-Swiss engineering group, the electric bus produced no emissions and is driven by electric motors. The…

£9.5 million road scheme officially opens

Work on a £9.5 million link road scheme in Gravesend has been officially opened by KCC Chairman David Brazier. The link road, running between Stone Street and Darnley Road, is two-way and has a pavement for both pedestrians and cyclists to easily reach the station. It crosses the old Rathmore Road car park which still…

Two-way traffic to return to Tonbridge High Street

Two-way traffic to return to Tonbridge High Street

Two-way traffic will return to Tonbridge High Street from Thursday (May 19). The multi-million pound works to Tonbridge High Street are now drawing to a close with Medway Wharf Road opened up to traffic from the High street. This week, there have been night time closures of the High Street for the completion of the…

Gritter naming competition winners revealed

With little chance of seeing them out on the roads so far this year, children who named mini gritters got to visit their creations at the highways depot. At the beginning of October, the county’s 60 gritters and five mini gritters warmed up their engines and took part in a dry run of gritting routes.…