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…

Make the right choice – don’t drink and drive

One drink will affect your ability to drive – this Christmas, Kent County Council is asking people to make the right choice and not drink and drive. In the last three years there have been 674 crashes on Kent’s roads where a driver was impaired by alcohol, resulting in more than 1,000 people being injured…

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…

Hermitage Lane improvement scheme

Work is due to begin next month on the Hermitage Lane improvement scheme. It has been developed to ease the congestion at the entrance to the retail park. The layout will provide a longer dedicated lane for vehicles turning right into the retail park. Kent County Council Project Manager Russell Boorman said: “These changes will…

Grosvenor Bridge repair works to start in January

Essential maintenance work on Grosvenor Bridge in Tunbridge Wells will begin in January. Kent County Council said the reconstruction of concrete piers which support the bridge and the road across it will begin on January 3. The road is expected to be closed until autumn 2017 and will remain closed to vehicles until that time.…

Work begins on new £9.5 million road scheme

Work on a £9.5 million link road scheme in Gravesend got underway this week. A ceremonial ground cutting took place on Wednesday (June 1) marking the official start of work after the end of archaeological surveys. Taking part were Kent County Council cabinet member for transport Matthew Balfour, leader of Gravesham council John Cubitt, and…