Work completed as part of £50 million road maintenance budget

Roads covering 45 miles have been resurfaced with 500,000 square metres of asphalt as part of a £30 million investment in more sustainable works.

Some of the major stretches resurfaced this year include:

  • A290 Tile Kiln Hill, Canterbury
  • A206 Crossways Boulevard, Dartford
  • A2034 Cheriton Road, Folkestone
  • A247 Sutton Road, Maidstone

    An example of the work carried out by GW Highways on behalf of Kent County Council

This resurfacing work, completed by contractors GW Highways, will increase the life of these roads by up to 25 years. This Kent-based firm was awarded the contract for up to four years in January.

Using recycled materials, cleaner chemicals, electric cars and less polluting vans are all examples of technology being used to help get KCC’s own emissions to Net Zero by 2030. We are also trialling Low Temperature Asphalts and other innovative materials.

This programme also included 2,650 square metres of concrete road reconstruction, including A227 Wrotham Road in Gravesend and Brunswick Road, B2229 Brookfield Road and Henwood Industrial Estate in Ashford.

GW Highways Term Services Director, David Gibbins, said: “Planned renewals form a vital part of KCC’s Asset Management Plan and help to prevent potholes forming for many years.

Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, David Brazier

“We have made significant progress in reducing the impact of our operations on the environment and providing a more sustainable future for the industry.

“This has only been possible through working collaboratively to make Kent’s future our priority.”

The £30 million resurfacing works are part of the council’s wider £50 million annual road maintenance budget.

This sees £10 million spent on extending the life of around one million square metres of road. A further £10 million Pothole Blitz campaign focuses on larger, longer-lasting local repairs.

It follows an approach set out in KCC’s Highways Asset Management Plan, which ensures the best methods are used and work is prioritised correctly.

Kent County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, David Brazier, said: “Kent has a very diverse road network, and it is vital we make sure it is kept in a reasonable condition, to support the county’s economy.

“In doing this, it is vital we meet our environmental obligations as we move towards our commitment to have our operations at Net Zero by 2030.”


Contact Ellis Stephenson – – in the KCC press office for more information.

Work completed as part of £50 million road maintenance budget was last modified: December 21st, 2021 by Ellis Stephenson