Morants Court Roundabout Start of Works Notification
KNOCKHOLT PARISH COUNCIL
You may be aware that the recent inclement weather during February and at the beginning of March delayed the start of these works, that were due to be implemented week commencing 3rd February 2018. A new date has been programmed to start these works on Saturday 10th March 2018.
The majority of the work will be undertaken off-peak and at night and there may be occasion for temporary traffic signals at the roundabout on the weekends of 10th / 11th March and 17th / 18th March 2018, during the day.
Apologies for not notifying you earlier but the works had to be re-programmed at short notice. The method of work and diversion routes will be in general the same as in the original Start of Works Notice attached, only the dates have been changed.
Unfortunately there has not been time to carry out a second letter drop and I would appreciate if you could please circulate this information to as many businesses and residents as possible in your area. Details of the scheme will be available prior to the start of the works on our website.
Geoff Bineham | Schemes Project Manager | Highways, Transportation and Waste
Kent County Council | Ashford Highway Depot | Javelin Way | Ashford | TN24 8AD
03000 41 81 81
A224 Morants Court Road Junction with A224 Polhill, B2211 Sundridge Road and Star Hill Road.
Temporary closure of the roundabout
What are we planning to do?
Kent County Council is planning a scheme to improve safety on the approaches to and at the roundabout. The two main issues at the roundabout is conspicuity of cyclists/motor cyclists and the roundabout entry angle deflection. Deflection at roundabouts is required to slow down drivers so they can safely negotiate a roundabout. The scheme will make changes to the existing layout in order to conform to current design standards for deflection. The signage will be enhanced on the approaches to and at Morants Court roundabout. We also intend to resurface the roundabout, install an overrun area to the outside of the central roundabout island and improve the road markings.
When will the work start and how long will it take?
The work will take around seven days and nights to complete, commencing on Saturday 3rd February 2018. 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 put up signs along the road, before we start, showing the date we plan to start work.
How will we carry out the works and how will it affect you?
The works will be undertaken using lane and road closures of the roundabout to give our contractor a safe area within which to carry out construction. We need your help to make sure the work is done as quickly as possible and to the best possible quality. If you normally use this section of road, please use the diversion routes whilst the works are carried out. The diversion routes will be signed on the following roads:
Diversion 1 - Morants Court Road closure north bound traffic – Morants Court Road>London Road>Pilgrims Way Link Bridge>Polhill> Morants Court Road
Diversion 2 - Morants Court Road closure south bound traffic – As 1 in reverse
Diversion 3 – Star Hill Road Closure north bound traffic – Star Hill Road > Polhill > Otford Lane > Knockholt Road > Halstead Lane > Old London Road > Star Hill Road
Diversion 4 – Star Hill Road Closure south bound traffic – As diversion 3 in reverse
Why do we want to do this work?
Kent County Council is introducing this scheme to reduce crashes and improve road safety at this location. This scheme is being funded by the Single Local Growth Fund (LGF) block allocation for 2017/18. The Single Local Growth Fund is part of the Government's localism agenda to boost economic growth in the South East. The fund has been allocated to the delivery of a number of transport projects in Kent to support the delivery of new houses and jobs. More information can be found on our website at http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council/strategies-and-policies/transport-and-highways-policies/transport-and-highways-funding/local-growth-fund
Keeping you and our staff safe
We want to complete the works as quickly as we can and without causing you too much inconvenience. So please respect our workers’ space and safety by driving carefully and slowly through the roadworks. Feedback from our workers shows that too many drivers go too fast through roadworks. Everyone is entitled to a safe workplace and our staff work next to moving traffic and risk injury every day to maintain and improve the highway for everyone.
Please keep this leaflet safe in case you need to contact us
For further information or to find out more about what we do please visit our website www.kent.gov.uk/highways where you can also report a fault on any of our roads across Kent. You can find us on Twitter @KentHighways. If you have a problem during the works or need to contact us in an emergency you can call us on 03000 41 81 81. We often ask residents to fill in a short feedback survey that we will post through your door after we have completed our works so please help us by filling this in and sending it back freepost. You can also do this survey on line at www.kent.gov.uk/roadworkssurvey.
WARNING – Beware Bogus Callers Kent County Council Highways & Transportation 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 and you are advised to contact Citizens Advice Consumer Service Helpline on 03454 04 05 06.
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