A20 London Road/ New Hythe Lane, Larkfield junction improvements
Our project will modify the existing traffic signals at the A20 London Road junction with New Hythe Lane, Larkfield to help increase the traffic flow through the junction.
The project will be split into two phases.
Phase 1 will modify the existing traffic signals at the A20 London Road junction with New Hythe Lane, Larkfield to help increase the traffic flow through the junction.
Phase 2 will follow immediately on from Phase 1 and will widen the existing footways either side of A20 between New Hythe Lane and Ditton Place. We will also improve the crossing facilities along the road with larger pedestrian refuge islands and a new puffin crossing east of the Bradbourne Lane junction.
The scheme will reduce congestion along this busy stretch of the A20 London Road by increasing the number of straight-ahead lanes at the New Hythe Lane junction.
This improvement is designed to cut down on the queuing times at the junction and therefore improving journey times for motorists.
Work on Phase 1 ( A20/New Hythe Lane junction) will commence on Monday 3 February for 10 weeks. Temporary signals will be used which mimic the permanent signals timing to assist in reducing any additional congestion caused by these improvement works.
Phase 2 to widen the footways between New Hythe Lane and Ditton Place will commence on completion of Phase 1. A full scheduled programme is being worked up at present.
There are a significant amount of further highway improvements planned along the A20 corridor starting in 2020 (Coldharbour Roundabout, Hall Rd/Quarry Wood Junction) as well as the M20 Highways England smart motorway works. Phase 1 and 2 are planned to be completed before further work is undertaken at these junctions and we are in regular contact with Highways England regarding the M20 smart motorway works.