Resurfacing London Road at the junction with Hempstead Lane

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01 Aug 2014
When we plan to carry out the work and how long it will take:

This is to let you know that, as part of the on-going maintenance and improvement of the highway network, Kent County Council will be resurfacing London Road at the junction with Hempstead Lane.

The Resurfacing work will start on 15th August 2014 and should take 2 nights (excluding the weekend) to complete, between the hours of 20:00 and 05:00. 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.

What we plan to do:

We will remove the existing road surface by a method known as milling. The complete area will then be swept by a mechanical sweeper to ensure the prepared surface is clean and free of dust and debris.

If required, the existing manhole covers or rain water gully gratings will be adjusted or replaced to the correct level before the new surface is laid. Please note that this operation is noisy and can be prolonged as it is carried out using pneumatic hand tools.

The new surfacing material will then be laid using a machine called a paver and compacted with a roller. This is a quick process and dependant on the design will either be a one or two layer process.

Finally, following completion of the surfacing, high friction surfacing will be applied and all associated road markings will be re-painted. The road will then be re-opened.

Please note that during the whole process, audible warning reversing sirens will be heard; this is a health and safety requirement and cannot be turned off but will be kept to a minimum.

How you can help

During these essential works, the traffic using the A2 London Road will be controlled by temporary traffic signals. Also, as part of these works it will also be necessary to close Hempstead Lane between Lower Road and A2 London Road so that we can carry out the works safely for both the workforce and road users. The diversion route will be Lower Road, Frognal Lane and A2 London Road. The pavements will remain open at all times.

It is inevitable that residents and businesses near the works will experience some disruption and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused, but we will try to keep this to a minimum. 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 the site know.

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

If you need more information, please call us on 03000 418181