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Kent Highways Notice of Roadworks on A259 Sandgate Esplanade: installing a new Zebra Crossing and other works

October 18, 2017 3:11 PM

I'm *really* pleased about this - after years of lobbying and almost getting there, at the end of October Kent Highways will be installing a new zebra crossing on Sandgate Esplanade just about at the foot of Brewers Hill! Kent's notice of the roadworks is as follows:

Kent County Council are planning to install a new Zebra crossing point on the A259 Sandgate Esplanade, Sandgate, located at the bottom of Brewers Hill. The plans also include the installation of a kerb build out to make the zebra crossing more visible to on-coming traffic. Parking restrictions will be shortened to mitigate loss of parking. Installation of regimented parking bays to alleviate habitual footway parking and the resurfacing of the carriageway from junction of Prospect Road to junction of Castle Bay. (please see a plan of what we are planning to do below).

When will the work start and how long will it take?

The work will take around six weeks to complete, commencing on 30th October 2017 (excluding weekends), between the hours of 8am and 4.30pm. This type of work can be affected by bad weather, so if it is not possible for us to carry it out at this time, we will arrange a new date and let you know via a letter drop to your home. We will also put up signs along the road, before we start, showing the date we plan to start work.

How will we carry out the works and how will it affect you?

The works will be undertaken using temporary traffic signals to give our contractor a safe area within which to carry out construction. We need your help to make sure the work is done as quickly as possible and to the best possible quality. If your vehicle is usually parked on the carriageway, please make sure you park it somewhere else away from the site whilst the works are carried out.

Why do we want to do this work?

Kent County Council are installing this crossing to assist safer pedestrian movements across the busy A259 carriageway. The new crossing will provide a safer link between the bus stops on either side of the carriageway. This scheme is in conjunction with the Cinque Ports Cycleway route that has seen Government funding deliver Phase 1 between Folkestone and Hythe Sailing Club. The route is promoted as a leisure facility to encourage families to the local area. The zebra crossing will enhance the experience and allow ease of access between the seafront and businesses opposite.

Keeping you and our staff safe

We want to complete the works as quickly as we can and without causing you too much inconvenience. So please respect our workers' space and safety by driving carefully and slowly through the roadworks. Feedback from our workers shows that too many drivers go too fast through roadworks. Everyone is entitled to a safe workplace and our staff work next to moving traffic and risk injury every day to maintain and improve the highway for everyone.

Please keep this leaflet safe in case you need to contact us

For further information or to find out more about what we do please visit www.kent.gov.uk/highways where you can also report a fault on any of our roads across Kent. You can find us on Twitter @KentHighways.

If you have a problem during the works or need to contact us in an emergency you can call Kent Highways on 03000 41 81 81. Kent Highways often ask residents to fill in a short feedback survey that we will post through your door after we have completed our works so please help us by filling this in and sending it back freepost. You can also do this survey on line at www.kent.gov.uk/roadworkssurvey.

WARNING - Beware Bogus Callers Kent County Council Highways & Transportation do not allow works to be carried out on private properties. If anyone says they are working for us or our specialist contractors and offer to carry out any work for cash they should be treated with caution and you are advised to contact Citizens Advice Consumer Service Helpline on 03454 04 05 06.

Sandgate Esplanade Zebra Crossing