Roadworks and Closures

Urgent Road Closure – Spongs Lane 28 October 2019

It will be necessary to close Spongs Lane, Cranbrook from 28 October 2019 for up to 2 Days.

The alternative route is via Spongs Lane, Frittenden Road, Common Road, The Common.

This is to enable Drainage works to be carried out by Kent County Council.

 Road Maintenance in Your Area – Carriageway Patching

Colliers Green Road, Cranbrook

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 patching repair work to the carriageway of Colliers Green Road, Cranbrook between the junctions with Marden Road and A262 Goudhurst Road.

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

These road surface improvement works are programmed to start on the 21st November 2019 and should take up to 2 days to complete. These activities will be undertaken during a working window between the hours of 9.30am and 3.30pm.

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 to traffic completely between Marden Road and A262 Goudhurst Road, so that we can carry out the works safely for both the workforce and road users. During this closure a signed diversion route will be in place via Marden Road and A262 Goudhurst Road (And vice versa)

What we plan to do

Safety critical road defects will be repaired via saw cutting and removing the damaged road surface, and then reinstating in tarmac. Reinstatements will then be laid to profile and compacted to the level of the existing road surface.

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.

If your vehicle is usually parked on the carriageway, please make sure you park it somewhere else away from the site whilst the works are carried out, so the road is clear for us to complete these works activities.

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

How to contact us

If you need more information, you can visit our website to find out how we look after the roads throughout Kent or report any faults you find on our roads. Alternatively, you can call us on 03000 41 81 81.

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Streetworks West Team

Kent County Council – Highways, Transportation & Waste