Maidstone A229 resurfacing

We will be resurfacing several sections of the A229 in Maidstone from 14 November. We expect to finish work by 21 December 2019.

The A229 is an essential route through Maidstone that needs resurfacing to make sure the road is of a good standard. This will prevent further deterioration and the need for smaller repairs which could cause more roadworks, delays and congestion.

To complete this work safely and efficiently we will need to fully close roads while they are being worked on, so it is inevitable that residents, businesses and local road users will experience disruption. The closures and work will be undertaken at night between 9pm and 5am to minimise disruption.

We will divert traffic via the the most suitable alternate routes. If you have any questions about access speak to our on-site team who will be able to help you.

Read more about what to do if your road is going to be improved.

What we are doing

We will remove the existing deteriorated road surface and following preparation works, apply a new road surface.

As part of the preparation works we will adjust or replace any drains or manhole covers as necessary.

Learn about the types of road and pavement treatments we carry out.

The work will be carried out in 3 phases.

Roads affected:

  • Sheals Crescent
  • Hayle Road
  • College Road
  • Mill Street.

Work will begin where Loose Road transitions into Sheals Crescent. Work will end where Mill Street transitions into Bishop's Way. During site hours (9pm to 5am) we will need to close the road completely.

We will close only the section of road we are working on with diversion routes being updated as the project progresses.

We have written to residents and businesses affected by the project to provide more information. Read the start of work notification (PDF, 136.3 KB).

Diversions

The diversion route will be split into two stages to reduce disruption as much as possible.

Stage 1

Traffic will be diverted via A229 Loose Road, A274 Sutton Road, Willington Street, A20 Ashford Road, A249 Andrew Broughton Way, A249 Wat Tyler Way, A249 Mote Road and Knightrider Street.

Vehicles taller than 4.7 metres will be diverted via A229 Loose Road, A274 Sutton Road, Willington Street, A20 Ashford Road, New Cut Road, A249 Bearsted Road, A249 Sittingbourne Road, A249 Andrew Broughton Way, A249 Wat Tyler Way, A249 Mote Road and Knightrider Street.

Local traffic will be diverted via Park Way, West Park Road, Mote Road, A249 Mote Road and Knightrider Street.

Extra signs will direct traffic to and from the Tovil and Yalding areas.

Stage 2

Traffic will be diverted via A229 Loose Road, A274 Sutton Road, Willington Street, A20 Ashford Road, A249 Sittingbourne Road, A249 Bearsted Road, M20 Junction 7 London-bound entrance, M20 Junction 6 exit, A229 Royal Engineers Road and A229 Fairmeadow.

Vehicles taller than 4.7 metres will be diverted via A229 Loose Road, A274 Sutton Road, Willington Street, A20 Ashford Road, New Cut Road, A249 Bearsted Road, M20 Junction 7 London-bound entrance, M20 junction 6 exit, A229 Royal Engineers Road and A229 Fairmeadow.

Traffic unsuitable for motorways will be diverted via A229 Loose Road, A274 Sutton Road, Willington Street, A20 Ashford Road, A249 Sittingbourne Road, Penenden Heath Road, Sandling Lane, A299 Royal Engineers Road and A229 Fairmeadow.

Extra signs will direct traffic to and from the Tovil and Yalding areas.

Roads affected:

  • A229 Palace Avenue
  • Lower Stone Street.

Work will begin at the A229 Mill Street junction and end at the A249 Mote Road junction. During site hours (9pm to 5am), we will need to close the road completely.

When exiting A249 Mote Road, you won't be able to access Knightrider Street, but you can still access Upper Stone Street.

Diversions

Traffic suitable for motorways will be diverted via A229 Broadway, A229 St Peters Bridge, A229 Fairmeadow, A229 Royal Engineers Road, M20 coastbound, M20 junction 7, A249 Bearsted Road, A249 Sittingbourne Road, A249 Andrew Broughton Way, A249 Wat Tyler Way and A249 Mote Road.

Traffic unsuitable for motorways will be diverted via A229 Broadway, A229 St Peters Bridge, A229 Fairmeadow, A229 Royal Engineers Road, Sandling Lane, Penenden Heath Road, A249 Sittingbourne Road, A249 Andrew Broughton Way, A249 Wat Tyler Way and A249 Mote Road.

Roads affected:

  • A229 Upper Stone Street.

Work will begin at the A249 Mote Road junction and end at the A249 Old Tovil Road junction. During site hours (9pm to 5am), we will need to close the road completely.

Access to Upper Stone Street from the adjoining side junctions will be restricted while work is being completed.

Diversions

The main diversion route will be via A249 Mote Road, A249 Wat Tyler Way, A249 Andrew Broughton Way, A20 Ashford Road, Willington Street, A274 Sutton Road and A229 Loose Road.

Vehicles taller than 4.7 metres will be diverted via A249 Mote Road, A249 Wat Tyler Way, A249 Andrew Broughton Way, A249 Sittingbourne Road, A249 Bearsted Road, New Cut Road, A20 Ashford Road, Willington Street, A274 Sutton Road and A229 Loose Road.

A local diversion for non-heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) will be available via A249 Mote Road, Mote Road, Mote Avenue, Willow Way, West Park Road, Park Way and A229 Loose Road.