Winter is coming – KCC is prepared, are you?

Whatever the weather this winter, Kent’s gritters are ready for action. Today (October 26), the county’s 60 gritters and five mini gritters warmed up their engines and took part in a dry run of gritting routes. The dry run allows drivers old and new to familiarise themselves with the routes, ensure vehicles and their systems…

A26 Tonbridge Road, Maidstone reopens

The A26 Tonbridge Road in Maidstone will reopen on Sunday after a void was discovered in May. At a cost of over £1 million and over 8,000 hours of work to fill the void, the road is scheduled to reopen on Sunday morning. The void was first spotted on May 28 with a small hole…

KCC commits a further £12.6 million for Kent’s roads

Kent County Council has pledged an additional £12.6 million towards improving and resurfacing Kent’s roads to repair damage caused by the severe weather following a decision at full council today (Thursday). The extra money comes on top of £8 million already being spent on a county-wide pothole blitz. The condition of the 5,400 miles of…

Reminding drivers about school crossing patrols

Kent County Council is reminding drivers about their responsibilities to stop for school crossing patrols. The authority is bringing in a new incident reporting process so that it now gathers information about all incidents of ‘failed to stop’ and refers them to the police to take action. School crossing patrols have a legal right to…

£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…

KCC spends millions fixing potholes across the county

Kent County Council is spending £5.2 million filling potholes before the colder months ahead. The pothole blitz started in April and in an unprecedented move, is due to run until Christmas if the weather remains good during October and November To date this year, KCC has spent £2.7 million, patching 66,800m2 and filling an equivalent…

Sutton Road improvement scheme

People can find out more about the Sutton Road improvement scheme at an engagement event later this month. Kent County Council has proposed plans to ease congestion on Sutton Road by providing a widened junction and approaches along both sides of the road. The junction will be widened to provide three lanes in each direction…