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Snodland Road Closure 22nd October for 3 days

By Julie Miller Birling Parish Council

Saturday, 19 October 2019


Birling Parish Council Contributor


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 post treatment works to the carriageway Snodland Road between the junction of the Stangate Road and St Benedict Road.

These post treatment ironworks are programmed to start on the 22nd October 2019 and should take 3 days to complete. These activities will be undertaken during a working window between the hours of 7am and 7pm. 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. During this closure, a signed diversion route will be in place during the closure via Snodland Rd, Bull Rd, Birling Rd, Leybourne-by-pass, Castle Way, Malling Rd, Hollow Lane & Snodland Rd.

What we plan to do Following on from our road surface treatment earlier in the year we will now be returning to raise any ironwork and ensure that it is level with the new surface. The raising of ironwork requires completion after the new surface is laid, as undertaking this activity prior to surfacing can compromise the works and result in the gullies and manholes not being level with the new surface. Our works detailed in this notification will ensure that the ironwork is raised to the correct level and compliment the recent surfacing works.

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 www.kent.gov.uk/resurfacingupdates 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.

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

Contact Information

Julie Miller

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Birling, West Malling, Kent