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Road Surface Improvement (Resurfacing) A20 Hollingbourne

By Lisa Westcott Lenham Parish Council

Thursday, 12 May 2022

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This is to let people know that, as part of the on-going maintenance and improvement of the highway network, Kent County Council will soon be resurfacing the A20 Ashford Road in Hollingbourne, specifically, the entire length of the dual carriageway between the M20 Junction 8 (link road) to shortly beyond the B2163 Penfold Hill roundabout. These works will include the resurfacing of the three roundabouts included within this stretch of highway.

What KCC plans to do

KCC will remove the existing road surface by a method known as milling. The complete area will then be swept by a mechanical sweeper to ensure the prepared surface is clean and free of dust and debris. If required, the existing manhole covers, and rain water gully gratings will be adjusted or replaced to the correct level before the new surface is laid. Please note that this operation is noisy and can be prolonged as it is carried out using pneumatic hand tools. The new surfacing material will then be laid using a machine called a paver and compacted with a roller. This is a quick process and dependant on the design will either be a one or two-layer process. Finally, following completion of the surfacing, all associated road markings will be re-painted. The road will then be re-opened.

Please note that during the whole process, audible warning reversing sirens will be heard along with flashing beacons; this is a health and safety requirement and cannot be turned off but will be kept to a minimum.

These road surface improvement works are programmed to start on Monday 6th June and will be phased in a manner to minimise disruption so far as possible.

Phase 1 – Westbound / Maidstone-bound Closure Monday 6th June – Thursday 16 th June

Works are to be undertaken between 21:00 – 05:00 Monday to Friday nights with no working planned on Saturday or Sunday nights. It is possible this could change as the scheme progresses should any inclement weather conditions or unforeseen situations impact our progress. Outside of these hours, the road will remain open for traffic.

Phase 2 – Eastbound / Ashford-bound Closure Friday 17th June – Friday 25th June

Works are to be undertaken between 21:00 – 05:00 Monday to Friday nights with no working planned on Saturday or Sunday nights. It is possible this could change as the scheme progresses should any inclement weather conditions or unforeseen situations impact our progress. Outside of these hours, the road will remain open for traffic.

Phase 3 – Return to Westbound / Maidstone-bound Closure Monday 27th June – Tuesday 28th June.

Works are to be undertaken between 21:00 – 05:00 weekday nights only. It is possible this could change as the scheme progresses should any inclement weather conditions or unforeseen situations impact our progress. Outside of these hours, the road will remain open for traffic.

Contact Information

Lisa Westcott

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Lisa Westcott, (Clerk to Lenham Parish Council), Lenham, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 2QD

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Additional Information

For all comments, feedback, suggestions and enquiries in relation to the activities performed by the Lenham Parish Council, please contact the Parish Council Clerk, Mrs Lisa Westcott: clerk@lenhamparishcouncil.org.uk 01622 829034 (10am - 1pm Tuesday to Thursday) 1A High Street Lenham Kent ME17 2QD