What are we planning to do?

Kent County Council are planning to carry out work to install a Toucan Crossing in Star Lane at the junction with Gordon Road. The works include adjusting the existing kerbline and installing ducting and traffic signal poles. Part of the scheme is to widen the northern footway in Star Lane to provide a shared footway/cycleway. This footway/cycleway will also extend into Nash Road up to Wherry Close. We will also be installing concrete speed cushions at regular intervals on Gordon Road.

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

The work will take up to fourteen weeks to complete, commencing on Monday 21st May 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, 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.

Why do we want to do this work?

To increase visibility for vehicles exiting Gordon Road onto Star Lane and provide an appropriate footway width to facilitate a controlled pedestrian crossing, benefitting residents situated to the north of Star Lane. Enhance pedestrian and cycle facilities between new and existing settlements and to local services and amenities. Manage vehicle speeds on Gordon Road and discourage traffic from using it as an alternative route between Star Lane and the A254 Ramsgate Road.

 

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.

This consultation has now closed.

Timeline

  • Opened
    21 May 2018 at 09:00
  • Closed
    2 Jul 2018 at 23:59

Details

Consulting Organisation Type Kent County Council
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation Thanet
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.