Kent County Council is carrying out changes to Alkham Road to improve the connection between Kearsney Abbey and Russell Gardens, with works due to start today, (Monday 27 Feb). Amey have been commissioned by KCC to design and implement these improvements. The aim of the scheme is to promote activities such as walking that would help improve the health of residents of Kent.
The proposals are to widen the footpath on the southern side between Abbey Road and Kearsney Court by 1.3m, install new timber bollards, remove all of the central road markings, install a buff coloured ‘high friction’ surfacing, and provide two new uncontrolled crossing points across Alkham Road. The proposals will also remove the two existing traffic islands either side of the entrance to the car park opposite Russell Gardens. The reduced road width and reduced vehicle speeds will make it easier to cross the road without having to stop in the centre.
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