VolkerHighways completes £1.5m Stoke Bridge improvement scheme

A bridge in Kent has been restored, with a new waterproof membrane and carriageway surface after two months of work by highways maintenance firm VolkerHighways. The works on the A228 Stoke Bridge between Lower Stoke and Grain Village were required due to regular surface defects. They were delivered by VolkerHighways and its sister business unit, […]

Road surface and barrier upgrades getting underway on M20

A £2.7 million package of carriageway resurfacing, and new road markings are set to get underway next week on the M20 in Kent. Starting on Monday (4 September), National Highways will begin a scheme to resurfacing the M20 between junction 11 (Westhanger) and junction 13 (Folkestone). The carriageway will also see the repainting of the […]

GRAHAM completes major beam lift for new Stockbury Flyover

Civil engineering specialist GRAHAM has reached a significant milestone in the M2 junction 5 Improvements Scheme with the successful completion of a beam lift for the new Stockbury Flyover. The lift was completed using a 450-tonne mega crane to lift into place the two edge beams weighing 56-tonnes each and 16 internal beams weighing 20 […]

Khan urges councils to put up ULEZ warning signs

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is urging councils neighbouring London who are opposed to his expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone to put up warning signs on their side of the boundary. The Telegraph quotes a spokesman for Mr Khan urging the Conservative authorities in Surrey, Kent and Hertfordshire to “do what’s best for their […]

M20 Operation Brock contraflow in Kent to be deactivated

The Operation Brock contraflow system on the M20 in Kent will be deactivated this weekend, having been in place on a 13-mile section of the M20 between junctions 8 (for Maidstone) and 9 (at Ashford) over the summer period. National Highways and Kent Resilience Forum partners introduced it as a contingency measure last month due […]

Go-Ahead picked to operate Kent’s Fastrack network

The Go-Ahead Group has been awarded a 15-year contract worth £110 million by Kent County Council to operate Kent’s aFastrack bus rapid transit system. Under the contract, the group’s Go-Ahead London division will operate the service from November 2024. Existing buses will replaced with a zero emission, electric fleet on the network, which runs in […]

Bridge repairs on the M20 near Ashford getting underway

National Highways is beginning safety repairs and maintenance to the Great River Stour bridge on the M20 near Ashford.  Work begins this evening (Friday 21 April) and will finish on the morning of Friday 5 May 2023. National Highways will be working at weekends and overnight on weekdays when there is less traffic. To carry […]

London’s neighbouring counties refuse to co-operate on ULEZ plans

Nearly every Home Counties council neighbouring London has announced a refusal to co-operate with London’s Mayor on the introduction of a capital-wide Ultra Low Emission Zone. The Telegraph reports that Buckinghamshire, Essex and Hertfordshire have now pledged to join Kent and Surrey in blocking the installation of any ULEZ cameras or signs warning drivers entering […]

Drivers warned to be prepared for significant delays on Kent’s roads

Drivers are warned of significant delays as a result of ongoing disruption at the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel. Passengers heading to Europe will find their journeys further impacted by the Operation Brock (pictured – from file) traffic management scheme being used on the M20, to manage the flow of freight heading to the continent. […]

Amey trials biofuels to reduce emissions by up to 90%

Infrastructure services and engineering company Amey, working with Kent County Council, New Era Fuels and their partner Green Biofuels is set to trial biofuels across its Highways maintenance fleet, to help improve its environmental performance on Kent roads, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by up to 90%. It says with the government committed to reduce the […]


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