Willington Street, Maidstone Highway Improvements in your Area Willington Street, Maidstone During 2014 and 2015 the County Council is reconstrucng and resurfacing much of Willington Street in Maidstone. Due to the condition of the road and the high volumes of traffic we are carrying out major repairs on a 2km (2000m or 1.25 miles) section of the road between A274 Sutton Road and Deringwood Drive. To minimise disruption these major works are being undertaken in three phases. Phase 1 was completed during the school summer holidays 2014 and was carried out between A274 Sutton Road and Northumberland Road. We plan to complete Phase 2 over the Easter school holidays. The works on this phase will start on the 2nd April 2015 and be completed by 19th April 2015. The remaining sections of Willington Street will be delivered under Phase 3 during the summer school holidays of 2015. Phase 2 is approximately 200m in length and will be between Beauworth Park and Chapman Avenue. The works have been phased like this to minimise disruption to residents in the adjacent cul-de-sacs, this phasing allows access in and out of the side roads at all times. We are undertaking these works during the school holidays, because there tends to be less traffic on the roads. The entire road will be closed to through traffic during the works so that we can ensure the safety of both the workforce and road users. Traffic will be diverted via the A20 Ashford Road, A249, A229 and A274 Sutton Road. Key: Phase 1 Previously completed Phase 2 Easter school holidays 2015 Phase 3 Summer school holidays 2015 If you need more informaon, please call us on 03000 41 81 81. You can also visit our website www.kent.gov.uk/highways to ﬁnd out how we look a&er the roads throughout Kent or report faults you ﬁnd on our roads We will start by using a large machine to grind off the top layer of the road to enable us to repair the lower layers of the road. The whole area will then be swept with a mechanical sweeper to ensure that it is clean and free from dust and debris. We will then lay a special membrane layer to strengthen the new road, adjust all of the manhole covers and drains and then the new road surface will be laid. Finally, all of the road markings will be repainted. We will also be carrying out some additional overnight resurfacing works between Madginford Road and the A20 at the same time as these works, to avoid the need for more road closures and to reduce disruption. Phase 2 Willington Street - Phase 2 Phase 2 will be divided into two 100m secons: ⇒ The ﬁrst secon (2A) will be from Beauworth Park to Greenﬁelds ⇒ The second secon (2B) will be from Greenﬁelds to Chapman Avenue Phase 2A Alternave arrangements for parking will be along the remaining closed secon of Willington Street and site security will be in place when we are not working on the site (7pm—7am). Access for emergency vehicle will be maintained at all mes and a local diversion routes for residents will be in place via School Lane, Oxford Road and Northumberland Road. Phase 2 For each week, the front facing properes on Willington Street within the secon that we are working in will have NO vehicular access. This is because of the depth of the excavaons - in places we will need to dig down half a metre. Phase 2B Each secon will take a week to complete and we will be working seven days a week between 7am and 7pm, where necessary and daylight allows. If you have speciﬁc access requirements please tell our project team as soon as possible by calling 03000 41 81 81. We will do all that we can to accommodate your needs however at mes we may need to ask that you make alternave arrangements. During the works we will have large and specialist vehicles on site and audible warning reversing sirens will be used on all vehicles. This is a health and safety requirement and cannot be turned oﬀ so you will hear these sirens during the works. With a project of this magnitude and complexity, disrupon is inevitable but we will be doing our utmost to make sure that this is kept to an absolute minimum. We apologise in advance for the inconvenience caused and will try to keep this to a minimum. There are signiﬁcant long term beneﬁts to the works as we have designed the repairs to last many years ahead. We will be exhibing details of the scheme on Friday 20th March at St Marn’s Church Hall, on Northumberland Road between 4.00pm and 8.00pm. Our project team will be in aCendance to hear your views, answer your quesons and discuss any issues you might have. Clive Lambourne is our project oﬃcer, responsible for overseeing the works and liaising with the local community. Clive will be happy to answer your quesons and discuss your possible issues of concern. He can be contacted on 03000 41 81 81 or via email at [email protected] Phase 2A will commence on 2nd April and take 1 week Phase 2B will commence on 11th April and take 1 week These are approximate dates and may be subject to change. This type of work can be aﬀected by bad weather so, if it is not possible to carry out the works on these dates, we will review our programme and update you via a leCer drop to your home.
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