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.…

Maidstone gyratory work phase 2 starts today

Work on the second phase of the Maidstone gyratory system improvement works begins on Monday. The scheme started on June 6 and in order to minimise disruption construction work is being undertaken in different phases. So far, work has seen: Site office and compound complete; Trial holes to determine the position of utility services completed;…

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…

Road safety scheme in Ashford set to begin next month

A safety scheme to improve the layout of signal junctions at Somerset Road and Mace Lane in Ashford is set to begin next month. Kent County Council plans to stagger the crossing points and install additional push buttons on the central reservations which will involve the road being widened. The project starts on April 9…

Shoppers and businesses benefit from Longfield Road improvements

Tunbridge Wells MP Greg Clark, local politicians and business leaders officially marked the opening of the multi-million pound congestion-busting Longfield Road Improvement Scheme by planting a tree. In response to calls from businesses and Tunbridge Wells Borough Council to tackle the congestion that was blighting the retail park, Kent County Council developed plans to improve…