What we look after
Kent has one of the largest and
busiest road networks in the country. We look after over 5,000
miles of roads, 4,000 miles of pavements, 2,700 bridges and
hundreds of thousands of street lights, signs and road
By carrying out surveys of streets and pavements, we monitor
their condition and use the results to decide what work needs
doing. We can plan which roads in the county need repairs, what
type of repairs and when we are going to do this.
We also use information from highway
inspectors, district and parish councils and the public
to plan repairs.
See our annual budget and how
much we spend on each of our services.
Roads we do not maintain
We look after all the roads in Kent except motorways and
trunk roads, (roads that link motorways to ports) as this is done
by the Highways Agency, and includes the following:
- A21 - all
- A2 - London to M2 Junction 1 (Cobham)
- A2 - M2 Junction 7 (Faversham) to Dover
- A282 - M25 Junction 2 to Junction 1 (A206)
- A292 - M20 Junction 10 to M20 London Bound On-Slip
- A2070 - M20 Junction 10 to A259 (Brenzett)
- A249 – M2 J5 (Stockbury) to Sheerness
- A259 - A2070 (Brenzett) to East Sussex
- A20 - M25 Junction 3 (Swanley) to London
- A20 - M20 Junction 13 (Folkestone) to Dover
You can also
view a map of the motorways and trunk roads maintained by the
Highways Agency (PDF, 2.2mb).
Find out more about how they look after roads in this area
Highways Agency website.
What local district or borough council's look after on the
Your local borough or district
council deals with:
- abandoned vehicles
- parking bays for disabled drivers
- dogs, stray dogs, and dog mess (including providing bins on
roads and pavements)
- providing and emptying litter bins
- parking and permits
- residents' parking permits
- putting up street-name plates
- sweeping the streets
- issuing tree preservation orders.