Sandwich Toll Bridge – work postponed

Essential maintenance work on Sandwich Toll Bridge has been postponed. The works to repair the swing bridge were due to begin on February 17 and last seven weeks. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond Kent County Council’s control, the emergency works by Southern Water have now been extended. It had always been intended that the closure…

Zebra crossing for Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge

Kent County Council will be installing a new zebra crossing and widening the cycle lanes on Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge. The crossing will replace the existing refuge island just south of the junction with Bishops Oak Ride. The works will see widening of the existing cycle lanes from Willow Lea down to White Cottage Road and…

Work on Tonbridge station starts July 25

A half a million-pound scheme to improve the pavements and roads around Tonbridge Station will start later this month. The project, funded by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership, starts on July 25 and will see: • widening the footpath leading to the station entrance to create more space for pedestrians • new signalled crossings…

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…

KCC Highways is closing Tonbridge Road in Pembury

KCC Highways has closed Tonbridge Road, Pembury to northbound traffic from the Tunbridge Wells Hospital entrance to the Longfield Road junction to enable works to safely be carried out in preparation to construct a new footway/cycleway. That section of road remained open to southbound traffic coming from Longfield Road junction, towards the hospital, to assist…

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.…