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Report of the KCC Director of Highways, Transportation and Waste - Highways Work Programme 2016/17

To:                              Maidstone Joint Transportation Board

 

By:                              KCC Highways, Transportation and Waste

 

Date:                           19th October 2016

 

Subject:                       Highway Works Programme 2016/17

 

Classification:           Information Only

 

 

Summary: This report updates Members on the identified schemes approved for construction in 2016/17

 

 

1. Introduction

 

This report provides an update and summarises schemes that have been programmed for delivery in 2016/17

 

Footway and Carriageway Improvement Schemes – see Appendix A

           

Drainage Repairs & Improvements – see Appendix B

 

Street Lighting – see Appendix C

 

Transportation and Safety Schemes – See Appendix D

 

·         Casualty Reduction Measures  – See Appendix D1

 

·         Integrated Transport Schemes – See Appendix D2

 

·         Local Growth Fund – See Appendix D3

 

Developer Funded Works – Appendix E

 

Bridge Works – see Appendix F

 

Traffic Systems – see Appendix G

 

Combined Member Fund - See Appendix H

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conclusion

 

  1. This report is for Members information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Officers:

 

The following contact officers can be contacted on 03000 418181

 

Kirstie Williams                                    Mid Kent Highway Manager

Susan Laporte                                     Maidstone District Manager

Alan Casson                                        Resurfacing Manager            

Katie Moreton                                     Drainage Manager & Interim Structures Manager

Sue Kinsella                                        Street Lighting Manager

Toby Butler                                         Intelligent Transport Systems Manager

Jamie Hare                                         Development Agreement Manager   

Jamie Watson                                     Transportation and Safety Schemes Manager

Jamie Watson                                     Combined Member Fund Manger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix A – Footway and Carriageway Improvement Schemes

 

The delivery of these schemes is weather dependent; should it prove not possible to carry out these works on the planned dates, new dates will be arranged and the residents will be informed by a letter drop to their homes.

 

 

Machine Resurfacing – Contact Officer Mr Byron Lovell

Road Name

Parish

Extent of Works

Current Status

 

A229 Royal Engineers Road

 

Maidstone

 

Roundabout adjacent to Stacey Street

Postponed until 2017 due to Maidstone Gyratory works

 

Mill Street

 

 

Maidstone

 

Full extents

Postponed until 2017 due to Maidstone Gyratory works

 

A299 Cobtree Roundabout

 

Boxley

 

Eastern half of roundabout gyratory

Postponed until 2017 due to Maidstone Gyratory works

 

Footway Improvement - Contact Officer Mr Neil Tree

Road Name

Parish

Extent and Description of Works

Current Status

Willington Street

Maidstone

 

Various sections to be identified. (Footway Reconstruction).

 

 

 

 

Completed

Trevor Drive

Maidstone

 

 

Entire Length.

(Footway Reconstruction).

 

 

 

 

On Site

Maxwell Drive

Maidstone

 

 

Entire Length.

(Footway Reconstruction).

 

 

 

 

Programmed to commence 24th October 2016

 

Newbury Avenue

Maidstone

 

From its junction with Tintern Road to its junction with Hyde Road. (Footway protection treatment).

 

 

 

 

Completed

Surface Treatments – Contact Officer Mr Clive Lambourne

Road Name

Parish

Extent and Description of Works

Current Status

Gore Court Road

Otham

Sutton Road to White Horse Road

Microsurfacing

Completed

Buckland Hill

Maidstone

Buckland Road to Pevensey Court

Microsurfacing

Postponed to 2017

Boxley Close Estate

Maidstone

Whole length

Microsurfacing

Programmed 20 October 2016

Maidstone Road

Maidstone

New Barn Road to Plumtree

Surface Dressing

Completed

Sutton Road

Maidstone

Willington Street to Gore Court Road

Surface Dressing

Completed

Hampstead Lane

Yalding

Teapot Island to Lees Road and Headcorn Road to Coldbridge Farm

Microsurfacing

Completed

Dunn Street

Boxley

Lidsing Road to Forge Lane

Surface Dressing

Completed

Goddington Lane And

Holm Mill Lane

Harrietsham

No through road up to Goddington Cottages

Microsurfacing

To be programmed – Likely to be end October

Lidsing Road

 

Lidsing

Forge Lane to Dunn Street Road

Surface Dressing

Completed

Collier Street

Collier Street

Haviker Street to Green Lane (Collier Street School)

Microsurfacing

Completed

Underlyn Road

Marden

Whole length

Surface Dressing

Completed

White Horse Lane

Otham

Gore Court Road to Simmonds Lane

Surface Dressing

Completed

Hog Hill

Bearsted

Whole Length

Microsurfacing

Completed

Coldbridge Lane

Boughton Malherbe

Lenham Road to Coldbridge Farm

Microsurfacing

Completed

 

 

Appendix B – Drainage

 

Drainage Works – Contact Officer Kathryn Moreton

 

Road Name

Parish

Description of Works

Current Status

No drainage works planned over £5000.

 

 

 

 

Appendix C – Street Lighting

 

Street Lighting Works – Contact Officer Sue Kinsella

 

Road Name

Parish

Description of Works

Current Status

No Street Lighting works planned.

 

 

 

 

Appendix D – Transportation and Safety Schemes

 

Appendix D1 – Casualty Reduction

 

Identified to address a known history of personal injury crashes

 

Location

Parish

Description of Works

Lead officer

Current Status

A274 Sutton Road j/w St Saviours Road

Urban

Review of traffic signal operation, minor signal head alteration

Michael Heath

Works ordered

A274 Sutton Road j/w Wallis Avenue

Urban

Review of traffic signal operation, revised pedestrian facilities proposed

Michael Heath

Under design

A274 Maidstone Road j/w Chartway Street

Sutton Valence

Signage and road markings

Michael Heath

Under design

A20 Lenham j/w Faversham Road

Lenham

Improved ADS signage, warning signage and road markings approaching junction

Michael Heath

Detailed design completed Construction early  2016/17

A249 Detling to town centre

Detling, Thurnham and urban

Route study work

Michael Heath

Investigation complete. Under design

A229 Royal Engineers Rd and Fairmeadow roundabouts

Urban

Replace and improve advance direction signs on the A229 approaches to the two roundabouts.

Paul Brand

Design in preparation

A229 Hayle Road j/w College Road

Urban

Junction improvements with pedestrian facility.

Paul Brand

Design in preparation

A229 Upper Stone Street j/w Brunswick Street

Urban

Review of lining and signing

Thomas Williams

Signage has been decided. Installation of sign will have to wait until gyratory works are complete to avoid further traffic disruptions.

A229 Upper Stone Street near Tesco Express

Urban

Carriageway marking improvements

Paul Brand

Design in preparation

 

 

Appendix D2 – Integrated Transport Schemes

 

All other LTP funded non-casualty reduction schemes

 

Location

Parish

Description of Works

Lead officer

Current Status

A274 Maidstone Road

Sutton Valence

Implementation of new pedestrian crossing and associated footway works

Michael Heath

Pedestrian ‘Puffin’ crossing completed. Footway under design.

Old Chatham Road

Boxley

Implementation of improved pedestrian and cycle facilities

Michael Heath

Scheme design and development

 

 

Appendix D3 – Local Growth Fund

 

Local Growth Fund programme update for the Maidstone Borough.

 

The Department for Transport (DfT) added £100m to the Local Growth Fund (LGF) pot in order to fund Local Sustainable Transport Fund Style schemes.  KCC subsequently submitted four Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) capital bids 1) East Kent – A network for Growth, 2) Kent Thameside – Integrated door-to-door journeys and 3) West Kent – Tackling Congestion.  The fourth was for Tonbridge Town Centre Regeneration, which included a highway improvements scheme in the Lower High Street as well as additional LSTF style measures.  The objective of all of the capital bids is to boost economic growth by decreasing carbon emissions and reducing congestion.

 

The Kent Thameside, West Kent and Tonbridge Town Centre Regeneration bids were all successful. The schemes aim to:

 

·         improve access to employment and services

·         reduce the need to travel by the private car

·         enhance pedestrian, cycle and public transport facilities

·         improve sustainable transport connections

 

The following schemes have been submitted as part of the successful West Kent LSTF this financial year.

 

 

Local Growth Fund (Transport Innovations)

Scheme Name

Description of Works

Current Status

Maidstone East Station Forecourt Scheme

Re-development of the station building and forecourt to improve the transport interchange

Network Rail has secured funding for the demolition of the Old Vic Pub which is due to take place in Autumn/Winter 2016. The scheme will be reported in detail to a later meeting of the JTB once designs have been further progressed.

 

 

 

 

Appendix E – Developer Funded Works

 

Developer Funded Works (Section 278 Agreement Works) Maidstone Borough

Contact Officer Claremarie Vine

Scheme Name

Mastergov File Ref No

Parish

Description of Works

Current Status

Cripple Street Maidstone

 

Tovil

New access to development, slight road widening and footway works.

Initial information received

Bell Farm Ashford Road Harrietsham

 

Harrietsham

Realignment of Church Road to form new access. New footway.

Initial information received

Grigg Lane/Lenham Road Headcorn

 

Headcorn

Access on Grigg Lane and Lenham road. Footway on Grigg Lane and Oak Lane

Initial submission details received

Howland Road,

Marden

 

Marden

New development access  and footway link

Initial submission details received

Gatland House, Gatland Lane, Maidstone, Kent. ME16 8PF

MA3081

Tovil

Parking Restrictions, Signage, Road Markings and Tactile crossings for new school

Works completed.

Bell Lane Staplehurst

MA3080

Staplehurst

New footway provision extending existing towards main road

Submission received.

Napoleon Drive and Plain Road, Marden

MA3079

Marden

New access on each road for new housing development.

Submission received

The Oaks, Maidstone Road, Sutton Valence. ME17 3LR

MA3078

Sutton Valence

Upgrade existing Vehicle crossing access to Bellmouth with tactile crossing.

Submission received

Lenham Road Headcorn

MA3062

Headcorn

New Footway to site and extend speed limit boundary

Works substantially complete

Hermitage Lane – opposite hospital

MA003060

Maidstone

New Traffic signal junction

Agreement signed.

The Coppice, A274 Sutton Road, Toucan Crossing

MA003076

Maidstone

Install new Toucan crossing

Technical Approval complete. Agreement to be signed

BP Tudor Service station, London Road Maidstone

MA003072

Allington

Alter access arrangements

Works complete

Buckland Rise, Buckland Hill

MA03074

Maidstone

Reshaped access

Works complete - inspection due

Hermitage Lane/ Howard Drive, Maidstone

MA003070

Maidstone

New access for development (opposite the quarry entrance)

Technical approval complete except for Street lighting.

Boughton Lane, Boughton Monchelsea

MA003069

Boughton Monchelsea

Widen carriageway around new site accesses

Submission received. More info requested

The Parsonage, Goudhurst Road Marden

MA003066/7

Marden

New access and associated upgrade works

Agreement signed, works commenced.

King Street Maidstone

 

MA003064

Maidstone

New access into retirement home - old bowling site

Letter of Agreement signed.

Heath Road Coxheath

MA003063

Coxheath

New access and Footway works

Works largely completed.

Metro Bank10 Week Street

MA003059

Maidstone

Pavement re-grade

Agreement and works complete.

Ashford Road Harrietsham

MA003058

Harrietsham

Upgrade of existing bell mouth

Works substantially complete.

Lenham Road (Site links to Grigg Lane)

MA003057

Headcorn

New footway

Agreement to be finalised.

Valdene Industrial Estate

MA003054

Sutton Valence

Upgrade of existing bell mouth plus extension to footway

Stage 2 audit complete

Bridge House Nursery, London Road

MA003051

Maidstone

Traffic light Jcn Beaver Rd to become X-rds 

Main works completed and remedial works part complete. Some resurfacing and white lining to do.

Church Road Tovil Courteney school)

MA003049

Tovil

New access

Works completed.

Oak Lane

MA003048

Headcorn

New footway plus junction improvements

Revised submission under review

Bunyards Farm, Beaver Road

MA003047

Allington

New bell mouth and associated ancillary works for new development

Works in progress.

Oakapple Lane/ Hermitage Lane,

MA003046

Maidstone

New bell mouth and associated ancillary works for new development including new bus stop.

Works in progress

531 Tonbridge Rd

MA003045

Maidstone

Service layby for new retail unit

Works completed

Brooklyn Yard

MA003041

Maidstone

New access

Approaching end of maintenance period

Land to the north of Sutton Rd (The Coppice)

MA3040

Maidstone

New right turn lane and bellmouth

Works part complete

8 Faversham Rd Lenham

MA003032

Lenham

New access

Works completed

Bell Lane Staplehurst

MA003030

Staplehurst

Upgrade of existing access for new development

Works substantially complete. Neighbouring development joining on to and widening last section of new footway.

Langley Park, Sutton Road

MA003028

Boughton Monchelsea

New roundabout and associated ancillary works for new development

Works mostly completed, awaiting further inspection

Oliver Road Staplehurst

MA003019

Staplehurst

New pedestrian crossing to Marden Rd, junction improvements and bus boarders

Crossing works on Marden Road to be planned in asap once finalised.

Old Ashford Rd Lenham

MA003018

Lenham

New footway plus access

Approaching end of maintenance period

Imperial Park

MA003017

Maidstone

New right turn lane and bellmouth, plus footway works

Works substantially complete

McDonalds Drive thru, Hart street Maidstone

MA003013

Maidstone

New access, improvements to Hart street.

Approaching end of maintenance period

MAP Depot, Goudhurst Road, Marden

MA003012

Marden

New Bellmouth and footway

Works substantially complete. Snagging works requested

Site opposite cottages 129-147 Dean St/Farleigh Hill

MA003007

Tovil

New access and speed limit relocation, footway and bus stop provision

Stage 2 technical audit in progress

Follow up works now submitted for new access and footway across from of site, downhill to Tesco.

 

 

 

Appendix F – Bridge Works

 

Bridge Works – Contact Officer Kathryn Moreton

 

Road Name

Parish

Description of Works

Current Status

No works planned.

 

 

 

Appendix G – Traffic Systems

 

There is a programme of scheduled maintenance to refurbish life expired traffic signal equipment across the county based upon age and fault history. The delivery of these schemes is dependent upon school terms and holiday periods; local residents, businesses and schools will be informed verbally and by a letter drop of the exact dates when known.

 

Traffic Systems - Contact Officer: Toby Butler

 

Location

Description of Works

Current Status

No traffic signal refurbishment work being carried out this year

 

 

 

Appendix H – Combined Member Fund

 

Combined Member Fund (Highways) programme update for the Maidstone District.

 

The following schemes are those, which have been approved for funding by both the relevant Member and by Roger Wilkin, Director of Highways, Transportation and Waste. The list only includes schemes, which are

·        in design, or

·        at consultation stage, or

·        about to be programmed, or

·        have recently been completed on site.

 

The list is up to date as of 30 September 2016.

 

The details given below are for highway projects only.  This report does not detail -

·        contributions Members have made to other groups such as parish councils, or

·        highway studies, or

·        traffic/non-motorised user surveys funded by Members, or

·        requests for tree planting to be funded by Members

 

More information on the schemes listed below can be found via Kent Gateway the online database for all Combined Member Grant schemes and studies, or by contacting the Traffic and Safety Engineer for the Combined Member Grant (Maidstone).

 

 

Paul Carter

 

Details of Scheme

Status

 

15-MHF-MA-132 The Cut, Bredhurst

 

Design and TRO progressing.

This very narrow road is being converted to a one-way road from The Street to Forge Lane.  Traffic regulation order and associated signage will be required.

 

 

 

Brian Clark

 

Details of Scheme

Status

 

16-MHF-MA-2 A229 Loose Road (previously 15-MHF-MA-110, -79 and -78)

 

Waiting restrictions at the junctions of Loose Road and (i) Plains Avenue and (ii) Cripple Street.

 

Traffic regulation order sealed following no comments received at consultation.  Work to install carriageway markings ordered, not yet programmed.

 

Works ordered

 

16-MHF-MA-20 Pheasant Lane (previously 15-MHF-MA-51)

 

Resiting motorcycle barrier.

 

Complete

 

Dan Daley and Rob Bird

 

Details of Scheme

Status

 

16-MHF-MA-11(RB) and -12 (DD) Leafy Lane

 

Installation of Zebra pedestrian crossing.

 

Substantially complete

 

16-MHF-MA-13 (RB) and -14 (DD) A229 Hayle Road / Postley Road / Old Tovil Road

 

Pedestrian crossing feasibility study.

 

Complete

15-MHF-MA-127 Stagshaw Close Parking Restrictions

Substantially complete

To provide two mandatory ‘SCHOOL KEEP CLEAR’ road markings with and single yellow line waiting restrictions.  Kent County Council has made the traffic regulation orders for this scheme.  The lining is now ordered.

 

 

 

Eric Hotson

 

Details of Scheme

Status

 

15-MHF-MA-126 -  A229 Staplehurst

 

Traffic Regulation Order for Speed Limit extension south of Staplehurst on A229 with signs and boundary signage gateways

TRO processed and works designed

 

15-MHF-MA-58 – Chart Sutton

 

TRO process complete, Yellow line completed, speed limit designed

Traffic Regulation Orders for 30mph limit extension and yellow lines to deter parking close to junction and associated speed limit signage.

 

 

 

Gary Cooke

 

Details of Scheme

Status

 

15-MHF-MA- 68 Worcester Road, Maidstone

 

TRO complete

Site investigation and design for the provision of off road grasscrete parking areas.

 

The site investigation is complete and the scheme objective was changed to revoke the existing verge parking TRO and implement bollards if required, to protect verges. The TRO was advertised 25 March 2016.

 

 

 

Jenny Whittle

 

Details of Scheme

Status

 

15-MHF-MA-27 Detling Village

 

TRO progressing and design

Proposed TRO to implement a prohibition of motorised vehicles in the Village (except access).  Work has commenced on the production of the TRO and draft designs have been provided for review by the Member. Design now finalised and consultation underway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.1               Legal Implications

1.1.1         Not applicable.

1.2               Financial and Value for Money Considerations

1.2.1         Not applicable.

1.3               Risk Assessment

1.3.1         Not applicable.

Contacts: Kirstie Williams / Susan Laporte 03000 418181