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Carriageway Ironwork Adjustment

Tilsden Lane, Cranbrook

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

This is to inform you that as part of the on-going maintenance and improvement of the highway network, Kent County Council will be carrying out adjustment or replacement to the ironwork (manholes, drain covers etc.) in the carriageways of Tilsden Lane, Cranbrook between the junctions with Swattenden Lane and Bakers Cross.

Work is due to start on Sunday 29th January, 2017 and will take 2 days to complete.

How will we carry out the works and how will it affect you?During these essential works, it will be necessary to close Tilsden Lane so that we can carry out the works safely for both the workforce and road users.

Works will take place between the hours of 7:00 hrs and 19:00 hrs, and the road will be re-opened when it is safe to do so. It is inevitable that residents and businesses near the works will experience minor disruption, and we aim to keep this to a minimum. Access to properties within the site will be maintained at all times although vehicle access to individual properties may be restricted for short periods whilst work is carried out. If you have any particular access requirements please let the workforce on site know or call us on the number provided below. An alternative diversion route will be signed while the road is closed via Golford Road, (Turn right into) Golford Road, New Pond Road, B2086 Cranbrook Road and Benenden Road. (And Vice Versa.)Any pavements will remain open at all times.

What you can do to help?

We need your help to make sure the work is done as quickly as possible. If your vehicle is usually parked on the carriageway, please could you make sure you park it somewhere else away from the site whilst the works are being carried out. Please respect our workers space and safety by driving carefully and slowly near where we are working. Feedback from our workers shows that too many drivers drive too fast. Our crews work next to moving traffic and risk injury every day, every one is entitled to a safe workplace.

How to contact us

Please keep this leaflet in a safe place so you can refer to it if you need to contact us or if you have any urgent concerns about how these road works will affect you – call us on 03000 418181. Please 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. If you have any urgent concerns or worries as the work is taking place, please speak to the workmen on site in the first instance.

 For your safety and the safety of our workforce, please drive carefully and slowly through the roadworks

WARNING – Beware Bogus Callers

Kent County Council Highways, Transportation and Waste do not allow works to be carried out on private properties. If anyone says they are working for us or our specialist contractors and offer to carry out any work for cash they should be treated with caution. We advise you to contact Citizen’s Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06 (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm)