Kent to deliver huge highway maintenance programme with Network North funding

Kent County Council is to deliver a Pothole Blitz Programme across the county. The programme will see many potholes being repaired, including the prevention of potholes and highway defects from forming in the future. Its ‘Pothole Blitz’ work started in March and will continue until autumn 2024. This will help it to complete the repairs […]

Kent County Council starts procurement process for highways professional services

Kent County Council is planning a Procurement process to put in place a new Framework to deliver Professional Services. Prior to the commencement of the procurement process, the council has said it wishes to engage with key stakeholders to gather information to help shape its procurement strategy. Kent County Council wishes to secure the services […]

Kent’s Local Transport Plan admits ‘highways are in a phase of managed decline’ but has big ambitions to meet net zero and reduce congestion

Kent County Council has said it has several challenges to overcome including managing its highways through decline and minimising the risk of them becoming less resilient to new pressures. The statement comes as part of its Emerging Local Transport Plan which is now out for public consultation. Other challenges the council has include: The emerging […]

Better bus services for Kent following £16 million funding boost

Residents across Kent will benefit from more reliable, punctual and cheaper bus services thanks to more than £16 million of new government funding to improve local transport connections and grow the economy. The Department for Transport has today (21 June 2023) confirmed that Kent County Council will receive £16.1 million for its bus service improvement plan […]

Plans for a £60 million link road in east Kent released

Plans to construct a new 10km link road in North Thanet, east Kent, at a cost of £60M, have been released by Kent County Council. A public consultation opened late last week calling for views on the link to the A28 Canterbury Road that would also affect roads to Manston Airport and on towards Margate, […]

Consultation opens on Kent’s Home to School Transport Policy

Kent County Council has begun a public consultation on its new Home to School Transport Policy. KCC’s transport policies are currently expressed through a combination of formal statutory duties, Member decisions and parental guidance. The council says the new policy will combine these into a “cohesive transport policy, to ensure full transparency and provide a […]

New method of treating Kent’s roads to be trialled

A new method of road treatment is to be trialled by Kent County Council (KCC) after initial tests showed it may more than double the life span of the surface. KCC and its contractor, GW Highways, will be testing Gipave – a graphene-enhanced asphalt that involves melting graphene pellets and a small mix of recycled […]

Construction officially begins for Bullockstone Road Improvement Scheme in Kent

Work has officially begun on the construction phase of the Bullockstone Road Improvement Scheme in Kent. The £8.9 million developer funded project will improve highway safety and enable several housing and employment sites proposed in Canterbury City Council’s local plan while reducing congestion through the centre of Herne village. The improvements, together with the proposed […]

Kent treats road surface equivalent to half of Monaco

Road engineers have successfully treated enough roads in Kent to cover half the size of Monaco. Kent County Council (KCC) has completed its road surface preservation programme, which runs between March and September 15th, and is aimed at preserving road surfaces. The programme of works costs £11 million and has seen 24 kms of rural […]


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