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Roads and Traffic

Road Works

Roads are managed and maintained by Kent County Council. If the Parish Council receives notifications we will share them in the news section of this site and social media. However, details are sometimes delayed which means we find out about these after they have actually started. If works are an emergency, the Council may not receive the information at all.

More information about road maintenance on the Kent Highways website.

Find details of planned and emergency roadworks on the one.network website.

 

Highways Improvement Plan

Parishes were asked by Kent Highways to put together a "Highways Improvement Plan" (HIP) which we completed and submitted to Kent Highways in September 2019. Unfortunately this submission does not automatically mean that the work will be undertaken but it will be assessed as to whether it meets KCC highways criteria and costed.

A summary of the plan and current status is shown below.

Issue Proposal Status

Location:

Whole of Rusthall

Problem:

Speeding

Proposal:

Reduce existing 30mph limits within Rusthall to 20mph.

Signing including possible new columns and Traffic Order required.

Risks:

Some assets may be required on private or common land.

Electrical connections may be required.

Mostly complete.

Some remedial actions outstanding.

Location:

Woodside Road between Harmony Street and Apsley Street

Problem:

Goods vehicles in too narrow a street causing damage.

Proposal:

Make street one way westbound.

Signing including possible new columns and Traffic Order required.

Risks:

Some assets may be required on private or common land.

Electrical connections may be required.

Rejected.

One way street not viable due to lack of turning space if entering from Apsley Road.

Location:

Harmony Street junction with Rusthall Park

Problem:

Parked cars causing obstruction.

Proposal:

Double yellow lines at pinch point.

Traffic Order required.

Risks:

Lack of enforcement.

Awaiting approval.

Location:

Langton Road between Rusthall Road and Coach Road

Problem:

High speed and flow of traffic makes crossing difficult, particularly between the village and church or footpaths.

Proposal:

Install crossing point and reduce speed limit from 40mph to 30mph

Traffic Order required.

Risks:

Requires construction work of new infrastructure.

Electrical connections may be required.

Abandoned.

Cost prohibitive.

Location:

Rusthall High Street

Problem:

Goods vehicles and a lack of parking. This also causes bus accessibility issues.

Proposal:

Possible 7am - 10pm loading bay, this will require a Traffic Order.

Additionaly build out kerb in order to assist bus passengers

Risks:

Given abuse of current waiting and loading and bus stop, loading bay may be abused.

Bus Stop Assessment carried out.

Awaiting further update.

Location:

Rusthall High Street and Erskine Park Road

Problem:

Vehicles obstructing bus stop and making bus inaccessible.

Proposal:

Amend bus stop to make accessible.

Bus Stop Assessment carried out.

Awaiting further update.

Location:

Rusthall High Street - Shop Accessibility

Problem:

Not all entrances to shops visually accessible.

Proposal:

Provide paint to edge of steps where necessary to increase visibility.

Risks:

Shop owners may not agree to proposals.

Rejected.

Unable to undertake works as shop entrances not of KCC Highways maintainable land.