A20 Ashford Road, Harrietsham

We are carrying out highway improvement works

 What are we planning to do?

Kent County Council are planning to carry out work to install the proposed A20 Harrietsham Highway Improvements Scheme. The works include reducing the speed limit through the village to 30mph, upgrading the old pelican crossing to a toucan crossing at the West Street junction, building out the kerbs to reduce the carriageway width and constructing wider footways. Centre islands will be installed along the road and the carriageway will receive a new microasphalt surface.

When will the work start and how long will it take?

Construction will take up to thirty weeks to complete, commencing on Monday 17th September 2018, between the hours of 8.00am and 5.00pm. We will also put up signs along the road, in advance of the works, indicating the planned start date.

How will we carry out the works and how will it affect you?

The works will be undertaken using signing, coning and guarding where possible whilst maintaining two way traffic flow, but at times some sections will require the use of temporary traffic signals to give our contractor a safe area within which to carry out construction. The works will start at the western side of the village at the Holm Mill Lane junction and then progress eastwards until its completion.

Why do we want to do this work?

Kent County Council believe that the scheme offers a real opportunity to improve highway safety and create a more pedestrian friendly environment within Harrietsham.

Keeping you and our staff safe

We want to complete the works as quickly as we can and without causing you too much inconvenience. Please respect our workers’ space and safety by driving carefully and slowly through the roadworks. Feedback from our workers shows that too many drivers go too fast through roadworks. Everyone is entitled to a safe workplace and our staff work next to moving traffic and risk injury every day to maintain and improve the highway for everyone.

Please keep this leaflet safe in case you need to contact us

For further information or to find out more about what we do please visit our website www.kent.gov.uk/highways where you can also report a fault on any of our roads across Kent. You can find us on Twitter @KentHighways. If you have a problem during the works or need to contact us in an emergency you can call us on 03000 41 81 81. We often ask residents to fill in a short feedback survey that we will post through your door after we have completed our works so please help us by filling this in and sending it back freepost. You can also do this survey on line at www.kent.gov.uk/roadworkssurvey.

Timeline

  • Opened
    3 Oct 2018 at 12:00
  • Closes
    11 Mar 2019 at 23:59
  • Response Published

Documents

Details

Consulting Organisation Type Kent County Council
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation Maidstone
Consultation Topic Traffic, transport and roads
Consultation Methods Open responses (e.g. letters and email)
Contact Details

For further information or to find out more about what we do please visit our website www.kent.gov.uk/highways where you can also report a fault on any of our roads across Kent. You can find us on Twitter @KentHighways. If you have a problem during the works or need to contact us in an emergency you can call us on 03000 41 81 81. We often ask residents to fill in a short feedback survey that we will post through your door after we have completed our works so please help us by filling this in and sending it back freepost. You can also do this survey on line at www.kent.gov.uk/roadworkssurvey.