Roadworks and Closures


Road Maintenance in Your Area, Road Stud Replacement, Swattenden 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 working to reinstate the road studs following surfacing at the B2086 Swattenden Lane, Cranbrook, between the junction with A229 Hartley Road and Tilsden Lane.

These road stud replacement works will start on Thursday 21st December 2017 and should take 1 night to complete, with working hours being undertaken within the time period of 20.00 to 05.00.

This type of work can be affected by bad weather, so if it is not possible for us to carry it out at this time, we

will arrange a new date and let you know via a letter drop to your home. We will also put up signs along the

road before we start showing the date we plan to start work.

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.

The diversion route will be via A229 Hartley Road, Angley Road, Willesley Pound roundabout, A262

Sissinghurst Road, The Street, Chapel Lane, Golford Road Cranbrook Road, Biddenden Road and

Swattenden Lane (And vice versa).

What we plan to do

Following surfacing of the carriageway earlier this year we will be returning to reinstate the road studs. This will

involve the milling of a small section of the carriageway at each point a road stud is required. Studs will then

be reinstated and set into the surface. A short period of time will be required for the material securing the stud

to cure. These works are relatively quick and mobile and we will work progressively throughout the road until

all studs are reinstated keeping noise and disruption to any one location to an absolute minimum.

How you can help

It is inevitable that residents and businesses near the works will experience some disruption, but we will try to

keep these to a minimum. Any pavements will remain open at all times, but vehicle access to properties will

need to be restricted for a short period while work is carried out in front of each property. If you have any

particular access needs, please let the workforce on site know.

We need your help to make sure the work is done as quickly as possible and to the best possible quality.

If you need more information, please call us on. 03000 41 81 81

You can also visit our website to find out how we look after the roads throughout Kent or report any faults you find on our roads.

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


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 on

03444 111 444 (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm)

Temporary Prohibition of Right Turn – Sheafe Drive, Cranbrook – from 29 January 2018 for up to 20 working days

Because of gas mains replacement works, Kent County Council has made an Order prohibiting traffic turning right into Sheafe Drive from A229 Angley Road, outside of “The Hollies” on or after 29 January 2018 for up to 20 working days or until the works have been completed.

The alternative route is via A229 Angley Road and Sheafe Drive.

This bulletin contains public information and can be freely forwarded to any other road users who may be affected.  Every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, but no liability can be accepted for any changes or errors.

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Road Closures Co-ordinator, West & Mid Kent Division

KCC Highways, Transportation & Waste

Aylesford Highway Depot

St Michael’s Close


ME20 7BU

( 03000 41 81 81 (24-hour Contact Centre)

Fax    : 03000 422833