Cheriton Road cycle route

We are planning to install walking and cycling improvements between Cheriton High Street to Cheriton Road. The project aims to make it safer to walk, wheel and cycle by creating improvements suitable for a range of users.

Following on from the Cheriton to Folkestone cycling consultation, we have adapted the design to represent some of the views of the local community.

We will be providing a cycle lane on both sides of the road between Cherry Garden Avenue and Radnor Park. This will include changes to the junction layouts at Cornwallis Avenue, Julian Road and Radnor Park West and a straight over pedestrian crossing outside Morrisons.

Within Cheriton High Street, we are planning a new 20mph zone between Somerset Road and Coombe Road. We are also planning improvements for pedestrians and other users crossing the side roads between Somerset Road and Coombe Road.

Project designs:

Cornwallis Avenue junction (PDF, 2.0 MB)

Football ground and cemetery (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Radnor Park (PDF, 1.9 MB)

Traffic Signals near Morrisons (PDF, 694.5 KB)

As part of the Active Travel Fund, a scheme which helps councils to improve walking, wheeling and cycling facilities, we received a budget for the scheme of approximately £1,200,000. This fund cannot be used for existing highway maintenance issues.

We also hope to encourage more users to travel more actively for those shorter journeys such as to the shops, local schools and the local railway stations. This is often referred to as the Active Last Mile and links to many benefits which contribute to improving public health and meeting climate targets through sustainable transport.

The work will take around 20 weeks to complete, starting on 15 April 2024 between the hours of 7am and 6pm.

The works will be begin using signing, coning and guarding to provide a safe area for the construction works to take place while still maintaining two-way traffic flow.

The following roads will need to be closed to assist with the construction process, with very short local diversion routes put in place for all road users.

PhaseRoad nameTraffic managementTemporary work date(s)
1Radnor Park WestRoad closure (diversion in place)15 April (2 weeks)
2Julian RoadRoad closure (diversion in place)29 April (2 weeks)
3Cornwallis AvenueRoad closure (diversion in place)13 May (2 weeks)
4Cheriton Road (Radnor Park Road to Cherry Garden Avenue)Pedestrian barriers and cones30 May (14 weeks)
5Cheriton High Street and side streetsTo be confirmed. Likely to be side road closures, barriers and conesJuly and August 2024