Mount Pleasant Road Tunbridge Wells

Our project will improve cycle facilities, reduce the road width and create more pedestrian space with a new public square.

We will improve pedestrian access around the Civic Centre complex on Mount Pleasant Road, from Monson Road to Church Road.

The project will:

  • have 6 phases
  • reduce the width of the road
  • install pedestrian paving across Mount Pleasant Road, Monson Road and York Road
  • create a public square for use on occasions such as Remembrance Sunday
  • improve public seating and cycle facilities.

We support Tunbridge Wells Borough Council’s Five Year Plan and its commitment to improve public spaces in the town centre.

Our project should reduce traffic through Mount Pleasant Road and give priority to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.

The project will have 6 phases and we expect to finish on 31 October 2019.

Phase 1 - completed

28 January – 18 March 2019

We closed the Civic Way as we temporarily removed parking bays. We used temporary traffic lights for 1 night as we removed the pedestrian island on Monson Road, by the Civic Way exit.

Phase 2 - completed

3 March 2019

Works took place to position a raised granite table within a road closure on Monson Road.

Phase 3 - completed

27 April to 31 October 2019

Widened the footway on the eastern side of Mount Pleasant Road, and will temporarily relocate the bus stops until Mount Pleasant Road is reopened.

Phase 4 - completed

7 July to 31 October 2019

Widened the footway on the western side of Mount Pleasant Road, and will temporarily relocate the bus stops until Mount Pleasant Road is reopened.

Phase 5 - completed

8 July to 31 October 2019

Installed a granite table crossing in front of War Memorial and at junction with Church Road and Crescent Road.

Phase 6

12 August to April 2020

York Road will be temporarily closed at the junction with Mount Pleasant Road to build a granite raised table and change the pavement paving blocks. At the same time the slight carriageway collapse in Mount Pleasant Road will be investigated and fixed.

To accommodate two way traffic flow in York Road, approximately 9 parking bays will be suspended.

York Road and Suffolk Mews residents will be able to use Crescent Road car park free of charge between 4pm and 10am, daily by displaying their zone parking permit while the road is closed.

To access Crescent Road vehicles will have to turn around either at the end of York Road/ Mount Pleasant Road or at the Suffolk Mews access road.

Completion of the installation of new signs for the vehicle restrictions in Mount Pleasant Road are due to be completed by Sunday 26 January. The new restrictions apply between the hours of 9am and 6pm, 7 days a week between the junctions of Mount Pleasant Road with Church Road/Crescent Road and Mount Pleasant Road with York Road junction.

You can email traffic.schemes@kent.gov.uk with any questions about the project.