Roadworks and Closures

 

Carriageway Repairs in Your Area
Hawkhurst Road, Cranbrook

When we plan to carry out the work and how long it will take?

This is to let you know that, as part of the on-going maintenance and improvement of the highway network, Kent County Council will be treating the surface of A229 Hawkhurst Road, Cranbrook, between its junction with Water Lane and Westfield Terrace.
The Surface Treatment work will start on 9th June 2014 and should be completed in only 1 day. Working hours will be between 9:30am and 3:30pm.

Golford Road, Cranbrook
When we plan to carry out the work and how long it will take?
This is to let you know that, as part of the on-going maintenance and improvement of the highway network, Kent County Council will be treating the surface of Golford Road, Cranbrook between the entrance to Hemsted Forest golf course and Tenterden Road crossroads.
The Surface Treatment work will start on 9th June 2014 and should be completed in only 2 days. Working
hours will be between 7am and 7pm.

During these essential works, it will be necessary to close the road completely, so that we can carry out the works safely for both the workforce and road users. An alternative diversion route will be signed while the road is closed via A262 The Street, A229 Angley Road, Waterloo Road, The Hill, Bakers Cross and Golford Road. Any pavements will remain open at all times.

Chapel Lane, Cranbrook

When we plan to carry out the work and how long it will take?
This is to let you know that, as part of the on-going maintenance and improvement of the highway network, Kent County Council will be treating the surface of Chapel Lane, between its junctions with Tenterden Road and The Street, Sissinghurst.
The Surface Treatment work will start on 9th June 2014 and should be completed in only 1 day. Working hours will be between 7pm and 7pm.

During these essential works, it will be necessary to close the road completely, so that we can carry out the works safely for both the workforce and road users. An alternative diversion route will be signed while the road is closed via A262 The Street, A229 Angley Road, Waterloo Road, The Hill, Bakers Cross and Golford Road. Any pavements will remain open at all times.

What we plan to do?
We will use a product called ‘Surface Dressing’ to treat the road. Surface dressing is quick to apply, which
means less disruption to road users, residents, local businesses and the emergency services. It is a cost
effective way of prolonging the life expectancy of the road before any major repair works are required. It also benefits from having a low carbon footprint. Surface dressing is applied directly onto the existing road in two stages. The first is the application of a hot binder which is sprayed onto the road surface and the second is the laying of chippings onto the binder. (Sometimes we lay 2 or more layers of chippings depending on the design). These layers seal the surface to prevent water penetration, restore texture and improve skid resistance. The carriageway is then rolled using a rubber wheeled roller. This is to ensure the chippings are properly embedded and stick into the binder permanently. The continued action of the traffic also helps to embed the chippings as well. To make sure all the binder is covered with chippings, we lay enough onto the road to ensure a full covering, and to make certain there are no gaps. There will be some loose chippings left, which is quite normal, and consequently we erect 20mph speed limit signs to slow vehicles down as they pass over the new surface.These signs will be on site until the road has settled down and all programmed sweeps have been carried out.
Generally after seven days of the completion of the surfacing the road markings will be reinstated.

How to contact us
If you need more information about these works please call us on 03000 418181.
You can also visit our website www.kent.gov.uk/highways to find out how we look after the roads
throughout Kent or report any faults you find on our roads.